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Central Maryland Ecumenical Council
A Christian Voice for Peace, Justice, Sustainability, and Equality  

POWER and LOVE



Click here for the 6 Principles of Nonviolence










Kazu Haga - Activist, Nonviolence Trainer

Click here for the 6 Steps of Nonviolence












Kazu Haga - Activist, Nonviolence Trainer

MLK's 6 Principles of Nonviolence

1. Nonviolence is a way of life for courageous people

2. The Beloved Community is the framework for the future  

3. Attack forces of evil not persons doing evil

 4. Accept suffering without retaliation for the sake of the cause to achieve a goal 

5. Avoid internal violence of the spirit as well as external physical violence   

6.The Universe is on the side of justice


​MLK's 6 Steps of Nonviolence


1.Information Gathering

2.Education

3.Personal Commitment

4.Discussion/Negotiation

5.Direct Action

6.Reconciliation

The Help Increase the Peace Project is a participatory, experiential program developed by the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) in 1991 to address issues of interpersonal violence, prejudice, and injustice with participants of all ages, with a focus on middle-and high-school age youth. HIPP is currently in use in more than thirty states and in countries around the world. 

Help Increase the Peace Youth Training Manual
Online in PDF

For Purchase

What [we need to realize is] that power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. . . . It is precisely this collision of immoral power with powerless morality which constitutes the major crisis of our time.”

—MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.,
“Where Do We Go From Here?”



Power + Love: A Practical Application of Nonviolence​

Click for the ​POWER + LOVE POWERPOINT PRESENTATION (PDF)


Suppose you had the revolution you are talking and dreaming about. Suppose your side had won, and you had the kind of society that you wanted. How would you live, you personally, in that society? Start living that way now.- Paul Goodman

Special thanks to Kazu Haga for use of his videos