Nonviolence And Non Violence

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Non-violence is a powerful ideology and approach for social change that refutes the use of physical violence. But why choose non-violence over violence? The usage of nonviolence involves peaceful active behavior within the midst of conflict. At its core, nonviolence embodies respect, and even love, for one’s opponents. The practice acknowledges and utilizes the importance of dialogue without the utilization of physical threat or coercion in negotiating and problem solving. Also histories records have shown violence, on the other hand, always leads to the same conclusion: more violence. So how does a Hindu monk, Vietnamese Buddhist, Hasidic Jew, and African American Christian share a common ethical view of non-violence? Mohandas K. Gandhi believed …show more content…
King. He was Polish-born rabbi and one of the best Jewish theologians and Jewish philosophers of the 20th century. Heschel concluded, “God is either the father of all men or no man, and the idea of judging a person in terms of black or brown or white is an eye disease.” He was convinced that if one acts in the disregard for the humanity of their fellow human beings they are ultimately attacking God. The war in Vietnam for Heschel was the ultimate act of dehumanization, to no longer see that there was an enemy on the other side that was a human being. He rationalized that Hitler did not come into power through violence but words; therefore, nonviolent protest the practice of refusing to respond to anything violence will grant you what you desire in a humane way. Heschel believed, “We are called upon to be an image of God the task of a human being is to represent the divine to be a reminder of the presents of …show more content…
Gandhi a Hindu monk, Thich Nhat Hanh a Vietnamese Buddhist, Abraham Joshua Heschel a Hasidic Jew, and Dr. Martin Luther King a African American Christian, are a diverse groups of individual with different religious beliefs and ethnic ties but they all share a ethics for non-violence. However even though they all realized that nonviolence was their prime weapon in the battle against violence, they had different ways of spreading their ethics. For example, Dr. King and Gandhi both leaders of a once nonviolence movement sought to span their common ideology to the world but executed it in different ways; while on spectrum King used publicity to inform the mass speaking with a voice so it could be heard on the other Gandhi chose silence. As you can see even though the Dr. King and Gandhi shared a common ethical view the significant difference between the two is the way in which they chose to inform the

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