The International Institute of Nonviolence: .
The International Institute of Nonviolence.
By: Rev. Jermano
I am making the announcement to open The International Institute of Nonviolence. The Founding Fathers are Jesus of Nazareth and his honest people, Mahandas Gandhi, Thomas Merton, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Aung San Suu Kyi, AJ Muste, myself, and others. It is not a Religious Institute, but a Society Institute that looks to religion and ethics as the main direction and outlook that States and Nations should adopt in their on going duties and development.
Our mission and goals for people are to understand about instituting nonviolence in society.
There is nothing defenseless people can do about genocide anyway. America killed more people in stopping Saddam with his killing than his initial killing of people. So in my opinion needing force as an excuse to stop genocide is not an answer or solution.
In fact the UN and its peace keeping force does use violence as its repretoire in achieving peace. Using violence against itself does not work, never has, and never will work. Bush was right the UN was irrevelant, but not for the right reasons. Bush wanted more force used, when in fact if I had it my way, my reform efforts would be to get rid of the UN Peace Keeping Force, and go strictly toward nonviolence action.
I have started The International Institute of Nonviolence to replace the UN, because the UN is so out of touch with the education parameters people should learn. Also the US being the biggest arms trafficker and trader does not help stop violence. In fact it increases the trouble. Guns sales and arms trading would be banned.
I would do education to the value in not supporting militaries, not owning guns, and actually doing my best to discredit any arms enforcement organizations. they do no work. Just because the President says he has the right to use force with the use of the military to enact their agenda, does not mean it works, nor does it create trust to the people.
There is always more war and conflict. Even inside the USA who claims the right to bear arms, surely does not stop violence, or reduce crime. America is one crime scene after another.
The International Institute of Nonviolence is a wanted and needed Organization in the world. It just takes time for people to see the light and wisdom of this Institute. I hope you will join me in the effort.People throughout the world will understand the lives of Jesus, Mahandas Gandhi, Thomas Merton, Rev.Martin Luther King, AJ Muste, Nelson Mandela, and Desmond Tutu and Aung San Suu Kyi. We will understand that Rev. King is one of the Founding Fathers of America with Thomas Merton, and AJ Muste because they brought civil rights to the people, especially Black Americans. They are leaders who practiced and preached nonviolence. Rev. King gave his life for it. We have seen how past and present Presidents of the United States who support violence to push their agendas are not examples to leadership nor meet the qualifications toward achievement and success.
We want people in America and around the world to become members to The International Institute of Nonviolence established by Jesus of Nazareth, Mahandas Gandhi, Aung San Suu Kyi, Thomas Merton Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and AJ Muste. We will learn different languages, and seek to understand the means and ways to root out racism in our society. We learn about perseverance, patience, reconciliation, and culture. It is my hope to get support in developing this Nondenominational International Institute for Nonviolence.
Our International goals are to inform about true history, and show how violence in the world’s time of history toward today has failed. We teach the good ideals to not owning a gun, and not supporting objectives or Institutes that say guns stop crimes and wars. Clearly they don't.
The International Institute of Nonviolence helps people achieve their careers as informers in the field of nonviolence and become living modern day examples of Jesus, Mahandas, Merton, Rev. King, Aung San Suu Kyi, and AJ. We are an Institute of hope, and with this; have faith that people will come to learn and be members to this benevolent Institution. We are the place to go and support instead of the military. Instead of military training and obstacle courses, we have picnic activities, grow gardens have sports, and inform toward self awareness. We support kids, students, adults in their development.
I ask you for help in developing, by joining Rev. King and Thomas Merton, Gandhi, Aung San Suu Kyi, and AJ Muste at the Institute. Our goal is to start from online websites building a consensus of support. We have no such International Institution in the United States or in the World for that matter, and people tend to think Religious Denominational Universities fill that need. Clearly they don't, when most Religions in the USA appear to support violence and acts of War, when their governments take them to the brink. To me they are not religions.
The International Institute of Nonviolence makes it clear of what we do and what we support. I hope to hear from everyone and your board members to begin this great Nonviolence Institute so we as a people have a place in our hearts to focus on in concern to correct living principles established by Jesus of Nazareth, Mahandas Gandhi, Thomas Merton, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Aung San Suu Kyi, and AJ Muste. I look forward to hear from you. firstname.lastname@example.org
Please feel free to read my article: Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. The Original Founding Father of America "Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Died in Vain" says Bush
March 24, 2008 update:
By: Rev. Jermano
Our realization is that we have had men before us who have passed away that are heroes and real figures in ending wars and violence. The ones that come to mind are Jesus of Nazareth, Mahandas Gandhi, Thomas Merton, AJ Muste, and Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. In our present time we have Nelson Mandela, and Desmond Tutu, and Aung San Suu Kyi.
Our leaders are getting older and we need to realize that we need more than a handful to watch over our world in promoting Nonviolent Peaceful Action. It is a great responsibility that we have neglected for too long. We have let down Israel and Palestine, and other regions in the world, because our focus has been on creating money and wealth to support National Militaries. There is no hope for the world when we continue on this path. We need to guide our society away from the virtues of military violence and force, and move toward more of a genuine peace oriented society, that does not need to worry about violence erupting because of our lack of recognizing created Institutes that support Nonviolence. We need to create this International Nonviolent Institute.
In discerning the Founding Fathers; they all reflected toward the Religious Denominational aspects because of Jesus and his coming to the world to absolve men from their sinful nature.
When searching for guidance, people tend to focus on the government as the answer to our suffering from violence in the world. And while America's party always parades its conviction of less government, certainly it is the greatest hoax in US history, when they spend more money on their military than all the combined countries in the world. How is that a sign of less government? The American Government always supports more military spending for violence or the threat thereof instead of establishing Nonviolent spending avenues. They claim nonviolence makes them appear weak. But really; it is because they don't know what nonviolence is or how to do it to be successful. They take it for granted that they know what it is. They think it means not to fight. But it means more than just that.
My solution to this is to create an International Institute of Information and membership that is not a Religious Denominational School. It is Nondenominational. This way the world will have future people who can step in to replace our great nonviolent leaders who have become old and passed away. Of course Jesus is not dead and is the meaning to life, but we need more good people who represent nonviolence and its message to the world as time always moves forward.
"The International Institute of Nonviolence" will have people who will now have a sense of spiritual hope in a State Organization that takes upon its goals to stop violence through peaceful efforts. This will be the first Institute of Nonviolence anywhere in the world. When we can focus on the problem which is violence and give a response to it through nonviolence, proof shows that nonviolence wins the peace.
Of course I would want the 6 greatest leaders of our time to be the Original Founding Fathers of this Institution, naming Jesus of Nazareth, Mahandas Gandhi, Aung San Suu Kyi, Monk Thomas Merton, Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and AJ Muste, along with full study of information on their lives and thoughts in achieving their nonviolent nature.
We don't know enough about the real learning to nonviolence, or how to do it. People have always fought and killed as their means to surviving in the world. I think the Institute of Nonviolence will change that. Where or what Institutes do they provide information about nonviolence? It is seldom heard of, only through religious organizations. And most religions are not the same...so they tend to not support each other.
But I think if The International Institute of Nonviolence is established; religions will mesh and support the aspect to the betterment of society because they have learned the good rewards from Nonviolence. But there needs to be a focal point and International Institute that makes that claim and offers information and full life support toward this endeavor.
Think of its significance if a Chapter of The International Institute of Nonviolence is located in Burma, Israel and Palestine. Think of it in Kosovo. Think of it in Pakistan, in India, in Afghanistan, in Iran. People are always ready to attack the UN and Embassies throughout the world. But I think it would not happen to an Institute that stressed Nonviolence. Our governments do not do enough to promote nonviolence, and that is why we fail in the world. People just don't know what nonviolence is.
Think of its relationship to China and the Tibet problems. China would allow it because it is not a religion organization, and certainly they would welcome anything that supports avenues of peace and acts of nonviolence.
The International Institute of Nonviolence would inform children, teenagers, adults the methods toward controlling anger, respecting each other, looking beyond the immediate pain and forging an attitude that we are all humans seeking to have comradeship instead of retaliation and hate for the enemy, that resonates bad feelings. We need not look toward suffering bad consequences when we support nonviolent structures. Only good results will come from this endeavor.
I am talking about making a First Class Information Institute that supports families, communities, and becomes the new life to Government leaders who will be more in tune to real people issues and not be war fanatics and indiscriminately kill people for the sake of whatever.
No life is worth being killed by whatever reason there maybe.
The International Institute of Nonviolence would be recognized throughout the world, and be a light to all Government Organizations. Government Organizations would welcome it because it is not about religion, but is about Nonviolence.
How great to be able to not allow kids to play with toy guns or real guns for that matter; but give them a flashlight as a reminder to their purpose in doing good toward the auspices of nonviolence. Look out for each other, instead of killing each other is the light of hope and faith. Only then will our young youth come forward as Nonviolent Future Leaders, to assure peace is never imposed but is genuinely established.
The immediate issue then is how to do this? How to find a place to do this? Getting support for it will be through membership dues. Membership is $1.dollar per member per year, to pay for website expense and rental, until membership is larger to acquire land space for operations across the world. There will be gardens and other activities in sports, with good libraries for students to study and learn. Nonviolent Law Degrees could be earned, along with other real curriculums that support nonviolent action.
The main and important aspect of this is to have an International Nonviolent Institute that represents Nonviolence and shows how serious the people are in wanting a nonviolent society. If we continually rely on a military government type society...it brings no hope to the people. Democracy becomes a hopeless ideologue with nothing but guns and bullets and intimidation toward others. It is not a sense of well being of brotherly exchange. Our mission as a people is to remove the military machine in knowing that we as a people are intelligent enough to avert destroying each other. We have militaries because we have no trust or faith in each other. This is our failure. If we are Christians we need to learn that without trust and friendship society is doomed toward destruction. It is more the need to have the First International Institute of Nonviolence, to realize that promise and dream.
With the Lords Blessings, I hope to hear from you.
AJ Muste is quite an interesting person in the 1960's. Myself I have learned about him through my research in starting this Institute. AJ Muste was a close and trusted advisor to Martin L. King Jr. His famous quote is :"There is no way to peace, peace is the way." Some more noted nonviolent believers include. Martin Niemoeller, Dorothy Day, Daniel Berrigan, Elise Boulding, John Dear, Thich Nhat Hanh, Henri J. M. Nouwen and Joanna Macy.
Final Note: One of the other reasons to open this International Institute is to be able to preserve records and information around the world, instead of one location or just in the USA. People who are against the good and divine, would think nothing of destroying records, computers, hard drives & storage devices to cover-up history making truth obscure to society in the future. 911 is case in point. Security suggests perhaps the reality that the Internet someday will be unplugged for whatever reason, gives cause to support the work effort here in developing this International Institute of Nonviolence; not only for the membership and information to the realities of our being, but as a record of our existence and purpose to the world; internet or not... +
The International Institute of Nonviolence.