We use cookies for site personalization, analytics and advertising. You can opt out of third party cookies. More info in our privacy policy.   Got it

The challenge to violence

Internationally, when a response is needed to civil wars or armed conflict, we generally turn to governments, militaries and police rather than to ordinary citizens. After all, expecting unarmed people to look down the barrel of a gun to stop bloodshed sounds pretty unrealistic. Yet millions of ordinary people are doing just that: using human dignity, culture, humour and, above all, courage to prevent conflict both within and between their peoples and countries. Their nonviolent actions have become a powerful means of resolving conflict, some say surpassing the utility of both conventional and guerrilla war. This month, the *NI* challenges the need for violence by examining the effectiveness of nonviolence.

Subscribe

Sharp analysis and in-depth global coverage delivered to your door, mobile or in-box.

Plus, access the entire archive of over 500 issues with our digital edition.

Subscribe »

Past issues

Subscribe   Ethical Shop