The following came from an email from Pace e Bene.
Sept. 11, 2006 marks the 100-year anniversary of satyagraha, when Gandhi called on the Indians of South Africa to organize and nonviolently resist oppression. Satyagraha literally means “clinging to the truth” and has also been translated as “soul force” or “love in action.”To realize the power of Gandhi’s understanding of satyagraha, we can look at his 8 principles of nonviolence.
* All life is one.
* We each have a piece of the truth and the un-truth.
* Human beings are more than the evil they sometimes commit.
* The means must be consistent with the ends.