Non-violent protest

Some Christians believe that non-violent protest is the best response to aggression, violence and injustice. Non-violent protest is not the same as doing nothing. Non-violent protest is clever: it makes the other person look violent, and gains YOU a lot of public sympathy and support. Many Christians believe you are more likely to get what you want by using non-violent protest!

Examples of NVP include:

Martin Luther King

Martin Luther King is an excellent example of how to fight injustice using non-violent protest. He believed it was wrong to use violence because even racists are loved by God and violence makes you as bad as the others. He used speeches, boycotts, sit-ins and other forms of peaceful protest. He thought it was more important to keep self-respect and use non-violent protest, even when his life was in danger.