Seize the moral initiative

Find a creative alternative to violence

Assert your own humanity and dignity as a person

Meet force with ridicule or humor

Break the cycle of humiliation

Refuse to submit or to accept the inferior position

Expose the injustice of the system

Take control of the power dynamic

Shame the oppressor into repentance

Stand your ground

Make the Powers make decisions for which they are not

Recognize your own power

Be willing to suffer rather than retaliate

Force the oppressor to see you in a new light

Deprive the oppressor of a situation where a show of
force is effective

Be willing to undergo the penalty of breaking unjust

Die to fear of the old order and its rules

Seek the oppressor’s transformation

—Jesus and Nonviolence: A Third Way, Walter

Fortress Press, 2003)