For Activists in Myanmar: A Nonviolence Manual in Burmese

NONVIOLENCE, 19 Apr 2021

Metta Center for Nonviolence | Waging Nonviolence - TRANSCEND Media Service

In the spirit of solidarity and support with activists resisting the coup in Myanmar, the Metta Center offers a Burmese translation of Steps of Nonviolence.
6 Apr 2021 – Myanmar has been a recurring scene of repression and resistance, but the current struggle against the military coup might be even more organized and courageous than ever before, given the deadly wave of repression activists in the streets have faced.

In the spirit of solidarity and support with those risking their lives for democracy, the Metta Center for Nonviolence offers this free download of Michael Nagler’s “Steps of Nonviolence” — translated into Burmese a decade ago.

The manual is the predecessor to Michael Nagler’s 2014 book The Nonviolence Handbook and contains basics about nonviolence, which Gandhi rightly called “the most powerful force” we have been endowed with. We sincerely hope activists in Myanmar — or anywhere — can use it.


We provide educational resources on the safe and effective use of nonviolence, with the recognition that it’s not about putting the right person in power but awakening the right kind of power in people. We advance a higher image of humankind while empowering people to explore the question: How does nonviolence work, and how can I actively contribute to a happier, more peaceful society? Waging Nonviolence partners with other organizations and publishes their work.

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