Six Principles of Nonviolent Resistance

The fundamental tenets of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s philosophy of nonviolence, as described in his book, Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story. (Beacon Press, reprint edition; January 1, 2010)

PRINCIPLE ONE: Nonviolence is a way of life for courageous people.
PRINCIPLE TWO: Nonviolence seeks to win friendship and understanding.
PRINCIPLE THREE: Nonviolence seeks to defeat injustice not people.
PRINCIPLE FOUR: Nonviolence holds that suffering can educate and transform.
PRINCIPLE FIVE: Nonviolence chooses love instead of hate.
PRINCIPLE SIX: Nonviolence believes that the universe is on the side of justice.