Some Literature on Nonviolence

Gene Sharp, Making Europe Unconquerable: The Potential of Civilian-Based Deterrence and Defence. Cambridge, MA: Ballinger, 1985. A provocative a new policy to meet Western Europe's security needs. This book looks beyond military technology to deliberately refine and use the power of a society's people and institutions to resist attackers.

Donald Woods, Biko. Random House, Canada, 1978. Biko is a personal testimony to a truly remarkable man who became South Africa's leading Black Consciousness spokesman -- a gifted leader destroyed in his prime. An indictment of a monstrous system and its gestapo tactics, and the story of a friendship that transcended race, class, and politics.

Adolfo Perez Esquivel, Christ in a Poncho: Witnesses to the Nonviolent Struggles in Latin America. New York: Orbis Books, 1983. An invaluable introduction to nonviolence in Latin America.

Adolf Holl, The Last Christian: A Biography of Francis of Assisi. New York: Doubleday, 1980. An early revolutionary non-cooperator with violence.

Renny Golden and Michael McConnell, Sanctuary: The New Underground Railroad. New York: Orbis Books, 1986. Describes the movement of North Americans giving sanctuary to Central Americans fleeing for their lives. Each chapter begins with a refugee's story.

Jim Forest, Love is the Measure. New York: Paulist Press, 1986. The story of Dorothy Day, one of the most remarkable women of our century: journalist, ardent socialist, and Christian radical. She was co-founder of the Catholic Worker movement, which opposes all forms of militarism and lives in close solidarity with the marginalized of society in America.

Walter Wink, Violence and Nonviolence in South Africa. Philadelphia, PA: New Society Publishers, 1987. In this powerful and provocative work, Wink demonstrates that rather than counseling either violence or passivity, Jesus offered a systematic and strategic Third Way of nonviolent resistance.

Peace Magazine Dec 1988-Jan 1989

Peace Magazine Dec 1988-Jan 1989, page 18. Some rights reserved.

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