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Peace Initiatives Guide

Find yourself a truly peaceful cause. Involve yourself in initiatives that prevent crimes against people’s lives. Invest your resources into real programmes, products and services aimed at stopping legal violence, maiming and murder. Under “legal violence…” here and further on refers to the training and usage of security forces (the army, police, special services, justice system etc.), whose...

“Not in my name”. Free unconditional renunciation of citizenship by birth

The first sign of any state’s respect of freedom of conscience and religion is the ability to freely renounce the citizenship that you were assigned at birth. The reasoning for such a decision may be the desire to cease participation in crimes of the state and society of which one, as a citizen, is a part (“Not in my name”). In some countries this involves a lengthy procedure with many impossible...

Civil Peace Tax. Our right to stop financing the murders

What can we oppose to the law, that turns people into murderers? Literally, without any exaggeration… Perhaps, the best choice would be the the law of humility and love: “Acquire the Spirit of Peace and a thousand souls around you will be saved”. But, studying humility, there is no way to put up with killings and mutilation of people. It is just impossible.   It is the time to share...

Do not want to kill people. My story

When I first faced this problem, as well as the dominant very loyal attitude to it in the society, I couldn’t help, but asked myself a question. Why do we live, like nothing happened, knowing, that the price of our tranquility is the fear of violence that we evoke in people, and the very violence itself – cruel, bloody, inhuman? Why does not it worry and hurt us? Hi! My name is Alexander, I...

The village – a personal experience: taxes, safety, the rewards of nonviolence

1. Taxes In the area I now find myself earthquakes are not a rare occurrence. You can hear a rumble underground almost every week, light tremors occur every 3-4 months, and sizable ones are no rarer than once a year. The strongest and longest one that I have experienced was a series of earthquakes lasting two days, with a maximum magnitude of 3.7 on the Richter scale, and the epicentre was only a...

Non-Violence – Where to begin

1. Away with Aggression 2. Away with Bitterness 3. Final Destination Where to begin? First of all, calm down. If today you don’t find yourself a place away from the awareness of universal fratricide and your own role in it, then believe me it won’t be long and you’ll need serious stimuli in order to maintain this feeling and continue down the path of non-violence. We can talk about this another...

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