“Activism isn’t just holding up a sign and jumping up and down.”
– Adrian Shanker, Equality Pennsylvania
A woman wearing a shirt that says “Stop the Wall” is de-chained from a backhoe by an Israeli soldier as she nonviolently protests the building of a wall separating the West Bank. (Karen Newhouse, Flickr Creative Commons)
Resistance comes in many different forms and can be embodied through many different people. When conflict erupts, resistance is seen from both sides. The nonviolent way to change society is to push back with peace.
Some nonviolent resisters stand alone as activists, while others work together through organizations to supply aid.
In the end they all hope to build a better future for generations to come.