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Is Nonviolent Use of Force an Oxymoron?

Is Nonviolent Use of Force an Oxymoron?

Is Nonviolent Use of Force an Oxymoron?

  • Time Investment: 37 - 56 minutes
  • Date Published: 05/2020

What do we actually mean by “use of force” and what counts as such? Here's a template that will be unpacked in this article: "Use of force is consistent with nonviolence to the extent that we use the least amount of force possible, with the most love possible, aiming at (re)creating conditions for dialogue; that we make the choice using as much nonreactive discernment as possible, with as much support for the choice as possible, and while mourning not seeing another way to respond to a situation in which vital needs are at stake except to use force". Read on for more.

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