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Just look at what this nervous lady has achieved as a peace-maker – wow!

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“Anger is like gasoline. If you spray it around and somebody lights a match, you’ve got an inferno. [But] if we can put our anger inside an engine, it can drive us forward.”

How do you deal with a bully without becoming a thug? In this wise and soulful talk, peace activist Scilla Elworthy maps out the skills we need — as nations and individuals — to fight extreme force without using force in return. To answer the question of why and how non-violence works, she evokes historical heroes — Aung San Suu Kyi, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela — and the personal philosophies that powered their peaceful protests. (Filmed at TEDxExeter.)

Scilla Elworthy founded Oxford Research Group in 1982, to promote effective dialogue between nuclear weapons policy-makers and their opponents.

When Scilla Elworthy was 13, she sat in front of her television set watching as Soviet tanks rolled into Budapest. Immediately she started packing her bags. “What are you doing?” her mother said. “I’m going to Budapest,” she said. “They’re doing something awful and I have to go.” Years later, Elworthy is a three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee and a recipient of the Niwano Peace Prize. In 2002 Elworthy founded Peace Direct, which supports local action against conflict, and in 1982 founded Oxford Research Group, a think-tank devoted to developing effective dialogue between nuclear weapons policy-makers and their critics. Beginning in 2005 she helped set up The Elders initiative as an adviser to Sir Richard Branson, Peter Gabriel and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

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Author: Roger - Dr Roger Prentice

As anyone who knows anything about IPF will realize my energy is curtailed - so I am concentrating on two passions 'inter-spirituality' and (street) photography - and the relationship between the two. In the past I would have said that: 1) I run courses & give talks at conferences and in universities and colleges in the UK, China, USA, Canada, Scandinavia etc. - 2) I provide materials, outlines and lessons for Schools. - 3) My range of interests include personal development, learning and teaching, photography and film, the arts generally, spirituality and educational practice and theory. - 4) At the same time I continue developing the human-centred studies SunWALK PDS (People Development System) - a whole-person, high-achievement model for individuals, and for use in, NGOs, schools and other organizations. - 5) The key question that continues to animate me and my work remains, "What is it to be fully and positively human?" - Contact me via onesummit AT gmail DOT com (replace At with@ etc.). - All good wishes Roger (Dr Roger Prentice) . For those interested; My first degree is in English and Education. My masters is in Adult & Community Education. My doctorate presented a new holistic meta-model of education called SunWALK.

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