Making the World Nonviolent for Everyone
Our aim is to help create a nonviolent world; that is, a world in which violence is never used by any individual for any purpose and in which political, economic and social structures do not have violence built into them. In the world of our vision, everyone will benefit by being part of a just, peaceful and ecologically sustainable community.
We have developed a detailed strategy to tackle the fundamental cause of violence and all of its many symptoms, and we are now implementing this strategy. This strategy is the result of decades of research and action, and involves five key areas of engagement:
- To raise awareness among the entire human population that human violence is the preeminent problem faced by our species
- To raise awareness among the entire human population of the need to tackle this violence strategically
- To mobilise involvement in this effort
- To assist in the development and implementation of locally appropriate strategies to tackle violence (whether, for example, to end violence against children, to resist war, to comprehensively tackle the full spectrum of development, social justice and environmental problems, or to liberate populations living under military dictatorship or occupation)
- To provide education and support for these efforts
Our strategy is based on five main projects: The People’s Charter to Create a Nonviolent World, The Flame Tree Project to Save Life on Earth, Why Violence? and the development of nonviolent defence/liberation strategies based on Robert Burrowes’ book The Strategy of Nonviolent Defense: A Gandhian Approach, the essence of which is now online at Nonviolent Defense/Liberation Strategy. Separately from this, the website Nonviolent Campaign Strategy describes how to plan and implement a nonviolent strategy to achieve a peace, environmental or social justice outcome.
These projects are explained on their respective websites.
We need financial support to do this work and ask you to consider being one of the people who makes it possible.
Would you be willing to commit $1 a day (or more, if you like) to help turn this vision of a nonviolent world into reality? If you are, then we ask you to arrange a regular, affordable gift to support our life’s work into this account:
From within Australia:
A/C Name: A McKone and R J Burrowes
A/C Number: 12059151
From outside Australia:
You can either post a cheque or bank draft (to the address below), or make a deposit from overseas:
Swift code: CUSCAU2SXXX
C/- CUSCAL Limited, 1 Margaret St, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
BIC Code: AU // 313140
Customer name: A McKone and R J Burrowes
Customer number: 12059151
Note: Always use the BIC Code, and make sure that a SWIFT is asked for.
Swift Transfers must be in Australian Dollars before they are received at CUSCAL.
Some systems do not accept the “XXX” in the SWIFT, however CUSCAL is still identified as the Australian bank without it.
Then please let us know that you have done this so that we can thank you! We will send you a monthly progress report by email detailing our latest work towards Making the World Nonviolent for Everyone.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Love from us both; Robert and Anita
Websites and addresses:
Anita, including her Songs of Nonviolence
Robert J. Burrowes & Anita McKone
P.O. Box 68