By Mary McPhail Gray
NVW Board Chair
The people of Taos spoke to all of us during the two months—from February 5 through April 2– that TCA’s Encore Gallery and Nonviolence Works presented the exhibit “The Art of Nonviolence.” They responded to the question: “What is the path to Nonviolence? Share your Hopes and Insights… ”
We gathered 173 comments left by viewers of all ages—from 8 to 87. While there was one comment from Indiana and another from Amsterdam, Holland, we can assume that these messages were from our own residents who welcomed the opportunity to respond. We will review these messages over the next two weeks and share them with you as a reflection of our voices.
The majority of responses urged a personal expression of positive values that supported self-esteem and close trusting relationships—leading to the ability to avoid violent acts. Often these beliefs and actions are nurtured in families and religious communities. Examples were: [Read more…] about Listening to the Village Voices