The Universe Is on the Side of Justice: Six Principles of Nonviolence, Part 6

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Episode Description:
In our final episode of this special series, we discuss Martin Luther King Jr.'s sixth principle of nonviolence—that the universe is on the side of justice. King believed that every person who believes in nonviolent resistance believes somehow that the universe in some form is on the side of justice. Learn more about this final principle in this episode!

Nonviolence Requires Courage: Six Principles of Nonviolence, Part 1

60-Second Civics, Episode 4794: January 10, 2023

Nonviolence Requires Courage: Six Principles of Nonviolence, Part 1


Welcome to 60-Second Civics, the daily podcast of the Center for Civic Education. I'm Mark Gage.

Today we begin our discussion of Martin Luther King Jr.'s six principles of nonviolence, each of which we will explore in the next few episodes. 

King derived his theory of nonviolence from a fusion of Christianity and Mahatma Gandhi's movement of nonviolent resistance. 

King's first principle was that nonviolence is not passive, but is a way of life that requires courage.

He wrote that nonviolence "first does something to the hearts and souls of those committed to it. It gives them new self-respect; it calls up resources of strength and courage that they did not know they had. Finally, it reaches the opponent and so stirs his conscience so that reconciliation becomes a reality."

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