Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Retreat Update

The overall subject of our community retreat this year is nonviolence and its place in monasticism. Tuesday morning we viewed one of the four parts to the nonviolence program A Force More Powerful. The one we saw was from 1960, the civil rights movement in Nashville. It was just great and lays the foundation of the nonviolence philosophy. I couldn't find the actual series online, but this trailer gives a good idea. The other sections include nonviolence in India's fight against the British Empire and South Africa's struggle against apartheid.