Nonviolence over the Course of History

Ramin Jahanbegloo's 9 Tavaana lectures on nonviolence and nonviolent resistance span the history, language, ethics, politics and leaders of nonviolent struggle across the globe. After exploring the Hindu and Jainist roots of non-violent philosophy, Jahanbegloo examines the ideology of Mahatma Gandhi and Ahimsa (“do not harm”). Using the example of Gandhi associate Abdul-Ghaffar Khan, Jahanbegloo then asks whether Islam necessarily propagates violence or can be practiced in tandem with non-violence. He goes on explore the Christian roots of non-violence and the non-violent principles present in the Bible, in addition to the philosophy of Martin Luther King’s civil rights movement and the anti-apartheid movement led by Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu. The eighth session of this webinar takes up the question of non-violence in Iran and Iranian culture, elaborating on the struggle between violent and non-violent principles among Iranian intellectuals and within Iranian society. The series concludes by elaborating on steps that can be taken to create space for non-violence in societies dominated by state and other forms of systemic violence.

 

DOWNLOAD THE TAVAANA APP

Get it on Google Play

If you do not have access to Google Play download the Android APK file below ( Android 4.2.2 and higher). 

 

Twitter

Bank fraud/money laundering/sanctions evasion represent facet of corrupt enterprises ongoing with Iranian regime’s… https://t.co/NgVuKs1dPI
Tavaana توانا (6 hours ago)
“Being present and making promises, but then not acting on those promises, only increases our pain.” Head MP from K… https://t.co/7N1q2CZFoR
Tavaana توانا (7 hours ago)
Declaration of the Bab is celebrated today, marking birth of the #Bahai faith in #Shiraz on May 23, 1844. Peaceful… https://t.co/IUh53KXGHE
Tavaana توانا (8 hours ago)
RT @TavaanaTech: چک‌کردن حساب بانکی «عجب! من که در این حسابم کلی پول داشتم پس چرا الان نمی‌تونم خرید کنم و "ارور" می‌ده؟ من مطمئنم قبلا در…
Tavaana توانا (9 hours ago)
Today marks anniversary of the death of Nasser Hejazi (1943-2011) Iranian football (soccer) player & coach. Called… https://t.co/dRZaB0VxsU
Tavaana توانا (9 hours ago)
آیا آنانی که چنین صدایی را «تحریک»کننده می‌پندارند،خود نیاز به درمان جدی ندارند؟ #هانیه_حسن‌پور https://t.co/xE45Ou1o1E
Tavaana توانا (10 hours ago)
بنا به گزارش خبرگزاری‌ها، #ایرانی‌ها از دی‌ماه سال ۹۷ تا فروردین ۹۸، بیش از ۱۲۰۰ منزل در #ترکیه خریده‌اند. از زمستا… https://t.co/p4D0DFXQEH
Tavaana توانا (11 hours ago)
«سید محمود مدنی»، مدیر #جامعه_الزهرا: «پیش از انقلاب حضور روحانی در یک مدرسه نیز با مشکل مواجه بود اما چهل سال است… https://t.co/TOgtdppD8d
Tavaana توانا (11 hours ago)