“A Nonviolent Society for the Common Good”

In recent years American society has experienced a serious upsurge of anti-government rhetoric, including threats of violence against members of Congress – and in January 2011 an actual shooting. We have seen a continuation of war, torture and human rights abuses by our government, cutbacks in vital social and health services, a mania for privatizing public services, intolerance of minority races and religions, and an overall breakdown in the sense of our common humanity.

Are these interconnected?  Do they have common roots?

Can we find solutions that will resolve these problems and restore our public ethics and our common humanity?

How could we reduce fear and violence – and build a society that is secure and nonviolent?

The Olympia Fellowship of Reconciliation’s February 2011 TV program interviews two guests — Larry Kerschner and Becky Liebman — who examine these problems and explore positive solutions.  They bring rich backgrounds in many fields, and it’s a treat to have them on this program.

To watch the interview, CLICK HERE.

To read more about this interview, CLICK THIS LINK:  A Nonviolent Society for the Common Good — February 2011.

About GlenAnderson 1515 Articles
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