Let's talk about solutions.
In the news today, we learn about the increase in children bringing weapons into school, particularly knives.
Schools even confiscated a Samurai sword. The youngest child found carrying a knife was FIVE years of age.
Nonviolent Communication (NVC) offers a solution. Click here to listen to this blog post.
For more about NVC, see Success Strategies for Black People.
Some of the posts below relate specifically to the experience of people of African heritage - Africa and the African Diaspora. Others also involve the experience of the wider community.
Because of our historical experience of slavery and colonisation, as well as our ongoing experience of racism, violence affects the Black community in specific ways. For more of this, go here for my ebook Why We Need to Heal.
Why I Am Committed to Nonviolence
Child Sexual Abuse - Protecting Our Children
The Wild Wild West
Protecting Our Communities
590 Black Deaths in Police Custody
Listening to Our Black Children
Black History Film: Freedom Riders
See also: Favourite Blog Posts
I have to confess that, despite the fact that the Blogging Carnival for Nonviolence is my baby, I do have favourites. Here are a few. Many thanks to all of the bloggers who have participated in the Blogging Carnival for Nonviolence.
Please share this link with your networks, and please leave your comments on the individual blog posts. Thanks.
Peace on the Table - Practicing nonviolence with Muslim, Jewish and Christian women in Brazil.
From Conflict to Connection - Interview with NVC author Ike Lasater.
What does Islam Require? Interview with Imam Arif Khan on peace and nonviolence.
A Flock of Wild Geese - book excerpt from Subhadramati of the Triratna Buddhist Order.
Please also see Previous Blog Posts.
These are some of my own posts focusing on violence, nonviolence and the prevention of violence. These were not specifically included in the Blogging Carnival, but they are clearly relevant. I shall be adding more, so please come back here.
Please also share this link with your networks, and please leave your comments on the individual blog posts. Thanks.
See also: Previous Blog Posts and Favourite Blog Posts.
Violence Begins at Home
How to Transform Your Relationships
How Violence Becomes Attractive
Domestic Abuse - Behind Closed Doors
Are We Listening to Our Children?
Zhana is the author of Success Strategies for Black People and a number of ebooks including Affirmations for Parents. Zhana is a Reiki and Seichem Master and is experienced in a range of energy healing methods as well as Nonviolent Communication (NVC). She is a committed Buddhist and holds the Blogging Carnival for Nonviolence as part of her commitment to global peace and global prosperity.