Gentle Warriors: Non-Violence Advocates Who Changed the World

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  • Violence Is Not the Answer
  • Mahatma Gandhi
  • Cesar Chavez
  • Martin Luther King Jr. and Ralph Abernathy
  • Congressman John Lewis
  • Ken Saro-Wiwa
  • A. Philip Randolph
  • Aung San Suu Kyi

Violence Is Not the Answer

In his autobiography, Mahatma Gandhi wrote, “There are many causes that I am prepared to die for but no cause that I am prepared to kill for.” To commemorate the birthday of the leader of the Indian independence movement, the United Nations declared Oct. 2 the International Day of Non-Violence. Keep reading to learn about additional pioneers of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence.Patrice Peck

(Photos from left: Central Press/Getty Images, Paula Bronstein /Getty Images, Tehrkot /Landov)

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