Times of upheaval and turmoil are also times of possibility—a nonviolent world is undoubtedly possible. We’ve seen plenty of glimmers of it over these past few weeks, as people everywhere are waking up to our interconnectedness. Despite the necessity of physical distancing, we are finding creative ways to connect and to care for one another.
Selfless service and lovingkindness are emerging daily. The question is, how do we maintain this restorative momentum? How do we not go back to “normal”? Nonviolence is the only power strong enough to “move the heart” toward the significant changes this crisis is begging us to make.
It’s in this rejuvenating spirit that the Metta Center for Nonviolence and I invite you to celebrate the online launch of my latest book, The Third Harmony: Nonviolence and the New Story of Human Nature. Please see the event and RSVP details below.
The Third Harmony highlights the harmony within and among us to resolve the crisis of the human image. It also calls on all of us to realize the urgency of nonviolence for resolving our personal and collective problems. The inspiring, motivational discussion guide in the back of the book makes it an ideal resource for book clubs, educators, movements, and community groups.
I’m committed to supporting local bookstores. So, I’m pleased that the Metta Center is teaming up with Many Rivers Books & Tea in Sebastopol, CA for this special online event.
Signed copies of The Third Harmony will be available from Many Rivers. Anyone who buys the book from Many Rivers can also enjoy 50% off 30 Days of Nonviolence, an inspiring online course by the Metta Center.
I will read a select passage from The Third Harmony, and there will be an author Q&A (feel free to bring your questions!).
• Date & Time: Thursday, April 16, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. PST
• Meeting Place: Zoom, with an option to call in by phone
• Hosts: Rob Schmidt, PhD, Co-Founder of Many Rivers Books & Tea; Stephanie Van Hook, Executive Director of the Metta Center for Nonviolence
• RSVP: Please email your RSVP to: firstname.lastname@example.org (the Zoom access info will be emailed to you ahead of the event)
If you don’t yet have a copy of The Third Harmony, you can download Chapter 1 now.