Usually the Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s TV program focuses on one specific issue, but for April 2016 we share some stories of people who have acted boldly and nonviolently for peace, social justice, and the well-being of the human community. These stories come from many parts of the world. Some happened long ago, and some only recently.
Too often we hear news of violence and oppression, but not often enough do we hear about people who have acted boldly and positively to correct the problems.
When all we hear is bad news, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and to become cynical. We need stories of successful nonviolent action in order to inspire and empower us to continue. After all, if something has already happened – such as overthrowing dictators nonviolently – then we know it is possible.
For April 2016 our guests – Jody Mackey and Bob Zeigler – share stories with positive examples of nonviolent action.
After sharing a good variety of success stories, they share a few personal experiences, and wise insights they have gained from this inspiring track record of nonviolent action. Jody and Bob are very much appreciated in Olympia and beyond for the tremendous work they have accomplished for peace, human rights and nonviolence. The stories they share prove that nonviolence is not merely a nice-sounding platitude or a glib abstraction, but rather a powerful way to make positive social and political change.