Pathways Toward Peace: Active Nonviolence, the UN, Diplomacy, and Human Rights


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Dr. Vincent Kavaloski 608-709-1170

The human dream of peace with justice is as ancient as the harsh reality of war. But what has actually been successful in preventing or stopping warfare between nations, tribes, and political groups? We will critically examine the philosophy and practice of active nonviolence, the UN, diplomacy, and human rights. Specific case studies will include:

1) Gandhi in the Indian independence movement;

2) M.L. King in the Civil Rights movement;

3) The 1989 liberation of Poland, Czechoslovakia, and E. Germany through nonviolent people power;

4) The role of the UN and its agencies during the Cold War.

We will read short studies, some of which are my publications, and discuss them Socratically.


Christ Presbyterian Church

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Meeting Time

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Start Date

Feb. 28, 2019

End Date

Apr. 18, 2019


Regular reading/discussion 

Class Size


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# of Sessions:8


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