Olympia’s Westminster Presbyterian Church invited me to speak there about “Active Nonviolence in Daily Life” on Sunday October 8, 2023.
I prepared a message that solidly delivered on the topic they gave me. The audience liked very much – and they told me so. Although this was a speaking engagement rather than a sermon, one person said it was the best sermon they had ever heard. Much of what I said will be new to the friends and family members to whom I’m sending this e-mail.
- Insights into understanding profoundly what nonviolence is – and why it is powerful and practical.
- Insights from what Jesus and the Early Church taught and practiced.
- Experiences from various times throughout my own life.
- Expanding the “daily lives” aspect into applying nonviolence in public policy throughout society.
I spoke for less than 40 minutes. The final third of the hour featured Q&A that was richly informative and further fleshed out the topic with examples and depth.
Fortunately, a member recorded it and converted it to YouTube. I am sharing that link with you now. The recording started 2 minutes before Jim Manista introduced me, so you can skip ahead until his microphone is turned on. The room’s background noise fades away soon after that. The video image and sound work very well.