By: David Cortright
"David Cortright offers the reader a direct, straightforward encounter with authors whose depth of experience and brilliance enable them to bring the complex topic of nonviolence into sharp focus. I wholeheartedly recommend reading this book from cover to cover." --Marie Dennis, former co-president, Pax Christi International
"In an age of falsehood and injustice, the need for truth and nonviolent struggle has never been greater. We will do well to learn from the words and wisdom of these pioneers of nonviolence, these seekers of truth. Highly recommended!" --William Ury, author, The Power of a Positive No
These readings on the theory and practice of nonviolence come from classic figures like Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., contemporary theorists like Gene Sharp and Erica Chenoweth, activists like Dorothy Day and Cesar Chavez, and prophetic figures from across the world and from diverse religious traditions. Together, these truth seekers present a body of wisdom and practical experience that point the way to peace, justice, and reconciliation.
David Cortright is Director of Policy Studies at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, and Chair of the Board of the Fourth Freedom Forum. He is the author or editor of 20 books, including Gandhi and Beyond: Nonviolence for a New Political Age, 2nd ed. and Peace: A History of Movements and Ideas.