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Friday, May 06, 2005

while I was away...

I attended the National Nonviolence Gathering on Queensland's Sunshine Coast. It was hosted by the Donald Groom Peace Committee, a Quaker group. I'm very glad I went. It was exactly right for where I was in my head about the subject of pacifism.

You might also like to visit the following websites:

Nonviolence Training Project

The Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC)

I'll say more about my experiences at (and thoughts about) the gathering in subsequent posts.


Blogger Brownie said...

my schooldays from 1954 were in the era when teachers use to hit children.
flick chalk at us, pitch blackboard cleaners at us, hit us with rulers on the knuckles or the back of our legs,
WTF were they bloody thinking.
parent violence was also widespread.
no point in hurting a child or an animal . . .or anything really.

May 09, 2005 11:09 AM  
Blogger Gerry said...

Forgive them, for they knew not what they did. It was a cultural thing.

At the gathering, Helen Bayes, a Quaker, winner of the 1999 Human Rights Medal and founder of Defence
for Children International, chaired a discussion on the subject "Making links between the Nonviolence Movement and Ending Physical Punishment of Children campaigns."

May 09, 2005 2:43 PM  
Blogger Pinch Tindermarsh said...

go diogenes, the man who truly "let the dogs out."

May 09, 2005 6:28 PM  

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