ACTIVE AUTHOR: One of the most in-demand trainers of Kingian Nonviolence in the country, Kazu Haga is constantly on the road teaching in prisons, communities, schools, and meditation centers nationwide. He has been recognized with the Martin Luther King Jr. Award from the Fellowship of Reconciliation, the Gil Lopez Award, and the Peace Ambassador Award.
OLD IS NEW: Kingian Nonviolence has been adopted as the philosophy and strategy behind current successful social movements such as The Women’s March (www.womensmarch.com/kingian-nonviolence/), Black Lives Matter (www.onearthpeace.org/kingian_nonviolence_and_community_action), and others.
EMERGING TEACHER IN CONTEMPLATIVE SETTINGS: Author Kazu Haga’s trainings are in the process of being adopted by leading mindfulness centers Spirit Rock and East Bay Meditation Center (EBMC) for both internal organizational development and as a course offering to the public.
NEXT GENERATION: With forewords by both founders of Kingian Nonviolence Training Bernard LaFayette and David Jehnsen, author has the blessing and support of the founding elders in the community. The author will work with established peace organizations as well as his own network of activist leaders to promote the book and his work.
ACCESSIBLE: Elements of memoir and storytelling help each reader enter the training as a deeply felt personal journey.
TIMELY: In this climate of division and widening inequality, nonviolent strategies are more important than ever.
“Kazu Haga’s deep, nuanced, and principled commitment to nonviolence has challenged and inspired me and many others who’ve had the privilege of encountering his work.”
—Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
“To resist today’s violence exploding everywhere, in ways that can actually heal our world, seems a pipe dream—until Kazu Haga makes it real. In his wry, funny, and utterly grounded fashion, he helps me believe we can do it, and begin to become the Beloved Community. We need this book like oxygen. Kazu is my teacher.”
— Joanna Macy, author of World as Lover, World as Self
“Kazu Haga reminds us of the power of nonviolence, building on the work of Gandhi and King and informed by his own life and insight in a way that touches us all today. Haga teaches us that true belonging … is a challenging process that takes constant work and training from the internal to the interpersonal to the institutional. But that the work is worth the reward of building Beloved Community. We owe a debt of gratitude to Haga for his work and words and have in this book a manual for loving and for living nonviolence that will guide and inspire generations to come.”
—john a. powell, director of the Othering and Belonging Institute at UC Berkeley and author of Racing to Justice: Transforming Our Concept of Self and Other to Build an Inclusive Society
“Kazu Haga has written an accessible, thorough, and deeply personal introduction to nonviolence as a power for personal and social transformation. He reflects upon common myths about nonviolent resistance, offers practical insight from his own experiences, and challenges readers to consider a radical, healing approach to confronting injustice. An inspiring read.”
—Erica Chenoweth, Berthold Beitz Professor in Human Rights and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School and author of Civil Resistance: What Everyone Needs to Know
“Kazu Haga is a masterful teacher connecting our internal and external experiences: of intending, of doing, and of being—living together with care and justice.”
— Larry Yang, core teacher at the East Bay Meditation Center, member of the Spirit Rock Teachers Council, and author of Awakening Together: The Spiritual Practice of Inclusivity and Community
“In Healing Resistance, Kazu Haga takes on the why of violence, breaks it down, and then builds us up for the work we need to do now.”
—Mushim Patricia Ikeda, Buddhist teacher, racial justice community activist, and author of viral article “I Vow Not to Burn Out”
“At a time when the literature is often divided between advocates of nonviolence out of principle and advocates of nonviolent action for strategic and utilitarian reasons, Kazu Haga puts forth a compelling argument as to why both are important to challenge the forces of oppression and build a better world.”
—Stephen Zunes, professor of politics and international studies at the University of San Francisco and author of Nonviolent Social Movements
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