“Active Nonviolence in Daily Life” — My speaking engagement includes practical and religious aspects

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.

I shared:

  • 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.







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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org