In a world of conflict, Pamela Haines calls for the development of skills to wage peace and an “army of nonviolent warriors.” Here she offers readers a window into how to become nonviolent warriors through practices that show us how to hope, grieve, listen, welcome conflict, mend, speak truth, and cultivate courage. Engaging stories bring these practices to life and show that by working together we can transform ourselves, our community, and our world. Questions for Reflection and Discussion are included.
About the Author(s)
Pamela Haines is an active member of Central Philadelphia Monthly Meeting and a long-time resident of Philadelphia who, with her husband, manages an extended-family household in a diverse neighborhood of the city. Her paid work includes building community, leadership development, and organizing for policy change among child-care workers. She also teaches peer counseling and leads family play groups. Pamela is active in peace, justice, and environmental work in Philadelphia Yearly Meeting and leads workshops on faith, economics, and investment. She is a regular Junior Gathering leader at the Friends General Conference Gathering, and is involved with a variety of urban gardening ventures in West Philadelphia. She enjoys deep personal connections in Poland and Nicaragua, and has helped develop community building and trauma healing work in Uganda and Indonesia.
Pendle Hill Pamphlet #420