Tonight I had the privilege of attending a lecture at school by Arun Gandhi, the grandson of Mohandas, on the subject of non-violence and lessons he learned from his grandfather. It was a fantastic lecture, and I’m becoming more and more convinced all the time that non-violence is an important if not central part to a Christian life. As Mr. Gandhi pointed out tonight, a real ethic of non-violence goes beyond just non-violence towards people and extends to nature as well. Wasting natural resources and the like are violence just as much as physical human violence is, and I think that ties into the Christian idea of stewardship.
I’m still not ready to declare myself a pacifist but I am becoming more and more convinced of the way of non-violence.