The Five Steps to Nonviolence – Step Four

Step Four is Spiritual Preparation/Training. Achieve spiritual discipline and moral strength by asking your leaders and participants to examine their motives, work at forgiveness, and use prayer to accomplish these things.
Rigorous training during the civil rights movement made it possible for demonstrators to protest in a loving and positive way by changing their attitudes and working at forgiveness beforehand. Using extensive role-playing enabled them to deal with bitterness and hatred, emotions which can alienate potential allies.

“Eternal God… Help us to seek that which is high, noble and Good.”   Martin Luther King Jr.

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