TV: “Stories of Successful Work for Peace, Nonviolence, Social Justice”

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.

To watch the 1-hour interview, CLICK HERE.

To read a thorough summary of what we said, Program Description — April 2016.

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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 He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093