Remembering Gene Sharp, a Pioneer of People Power - Transcend Media Service

Monday, February 12, 2018

News Type: USIP in the News

Gene Sharp, who passed away at the age of 90 on Sunday [28 Jan], was not only a key figure in the development of a whole new field of study devoted to helping people realize their own power, he was a key figure in the lives of so many who found inspiration in his work and took it in new directions. It is no exaggeration to say...

Remembering Gene Sharp, a pioneer of people power - Waging NonViolence

Friday, February 2, 2018

News Type: USIP in the News

Gene Sharp, who passed away at the age of 90 on Sunday, was not only a key figure in the development of a whole new field of study devoted to helping people realize their own power, he was a key figure in the lives of so many who found inspiration in his work and took it in new directions. It is no exaggeration to...

Maria Stephan on the Iranian Protests - SiriusXM POTUS Ch. 124

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

News Type: USIP in the News

Maria Stephan spoke to SiriusXM POTUS Ch. 124 about non-violent action in Iran emphasizing that the future of Iran rests in its people. Stephan remarked on the diversity geographically and also among participants in the recent protests. Despite Iran’s efforts at cyber suppression of the protestors, Stephan explained that new protests by women removing their head scarves have not been deterred.

Banging Pots For Peace: Strategies To Prevent Electoral Violence - Electoral Violence Project

Thursday, January 4, 2018

By: Jonas Claes; Maria J. Stephan

News Type: USIP in the News

The recent election violence in Kenya and Honduras reveals a pattern that’s all too familiar: An incumbent campaigns on a platform of law and order and declares victory after a contested election. The opposition then cries foul, mobilizes its supporters, and nonviolent street protests turn deadly...

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Loyola Students Put Jesuit Values into Action in Washington - Loyola Phoenix

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

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Fifteen Loyola community members with a mutual hunger for social justice flew to a yearly Jesuit advocacy event in Washington, D.C. last week. The Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice (IFTJ) works to integrate various Jesuit academic institutions’ values into real-world lobbying and advocacy among the country’s senators.

Do Protests Work? - University News Saint Louis

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

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Last month, former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley was acquitted of the 2011 murder of Anthony Lamar Smith, a black man. The decision launched a weekend of protests that engulfed our city and campus, and served as another episode...

'Nonviolence Works!' say Pax Christi experts - Independent Catholic News

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

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The first of this week's Pax Christi's seminars on the theme of 'Nonviolence Works!' has taken place in South London at the Amigo Hall of St George's Cathedral. Around 50 people heard a panel of speakers pick up on the words of Pope Francis in his 2017 World Peace Day message that nonviolence is 'a style of politics for peace'. They explored what this might mean in practice, building on the work of the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative. This is a project of Pax Christi International, launched at the 'Nonviolence and Just Peace Conference' held in Rome April 11-13, 2016 and co-sponsored by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Pax Christi International, and other international bodies.

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