Toward a nonviolent response to terrorism: as in stopping it before it becomes an option for someone.

“Calls for Lynch to resign over claim that ‘love’ is best response to terror”

Another example of our current simplistic “black or white” response to complex issues, and how it creates conflict among us where there should be collaboration instead.

Yes, depending on the context of the situation, of course force is often necessary to deal with today’s batch of criminals and psychotics – whether they’re whom we label terrorists or the people doing the labeling.

But for the future love, unity, and compassion – translated into a more fair, just, and democratic world system – will be required to reduce the violence now consuming our world.

Bridging the gap between the public and the academy.

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