Readings in Nonviolence features extracts from our favourite books, pamphlets, articles or other material on nonviolence and related areas, or reviews of important works in the field (suggestions and contributions welcome).
This is available on this site under both Resources and Workshops (since it is for both individual and group study it is included under both). The contents of both sections are listed alphabetically so look for “Nonviolence in Ireland: A study guide”.
Ireland is a relatively small country with a long history. But being able to reflect and learn from that history is difficult since our own preconceptions or prejudices can get in the way.
And thinking about nonviolence in a particular context is obviously not the only thing we need to be doing – since we can learn from many different situations we cannot think only inside our own little box. However in terms of both learning within a particular cultural and historical context, and showing that nonviolence is of relevance, a study guide like this 10-page ‘Nonviolence in Ireland’ produced by INNATE can be of considerable use.
Of course there are also major questions about what is nonviolence, what constitutes nonviolent action, and so on. This study guide uses online resources which the individual or group can use in different ways although there are short suggestions at the start of the guide. Including both historical and contemporary or near contemporary issues, and using only online resources, this study guide can be used individually or for group study.
Whether addressed briefly or exhaustively, those using it are encouraged to explore different avenues and tangents, and to make the study of nonviolence in Ireland their own, and come to their own conclusions.
INNATE would be delighted to receive feedback, further suggestions etc.