passive resistance, nonviolent resistance, nonviolence(noun)
peaceful resistance to a government by fasting or refusing to cooperate
A philosophy that rejects the use of violence, and instead seeks to bring about change through peaceful responses even to violent acts.
Nonviolence is the practice of being harmless to self and others under every condition. It comes from the belief that hurting people, animals or the environment is unnecessary to achieve an outcome and refers to a general philosophy of abstention from violence based on moral, religious or spiritual principles. For some, the philosophy of nonviolence is rooted in the simple belief that God is harmless. Therefore, to more strongly connect with God, one must likewise be harmless. Nonviolence also has 'active' or 'activist' elements, in that believers accept the need for nonviolence as a means to achieve political and social change. Thus, for example, the Gandhian ahimsa is a philosophy and strategy for social change that rejects the use of violence, but at the same time sees nonviolent action as an alternative to passive acceptance of oppression or armed struggle against it. In general, advocates of an activist philosophy of nonviolence use diverse methods in their campaigns for social change, including critical forms of education and persuasion, mass noncooperation civil disobedience and nonviolent direct action and social, political, cultural and economic forms of intervention.
The numerical value of nonviolence in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of nonviolence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of nonviolence in a Sentence
Nonviolence is fine as long as it works.
For peace, let us teach humanity tolerance and nonviolence.
For peace, let us teach the humanity tolerance and nonviolence.
Democratic Socialist was looking for more radical means of nonviolence.
The goals of true education are to teach acceptance, tolerance, and nonviolence.
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- Gewaltlosigkeit, GewaltfreiheitGerman
- abstención de la violenciaSpanish
- non-violence, La non-violenceFrench
- ненасилие, отказ от применения насильственных методовRussian
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