The website power-of-goodness.net is under construction.
Please watch, listen or read on this site about the
power of goodness
.     satyagraha (Mohadas K. Gandhi),
.     strength to love (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.),
.     Gütekraft (Hildegard Goss-Mayr),
.     Geestelijke Weerbaarheid (Bart de Ligt),
.     force de la justice (Lanza del Vasto), force de la bonté.

See also www.guetekraft.net > Gütekraft-Forschung
For questions or comments you are welcome to write to:
Martin (dot) Arnold (at) ekir (dot) de.


A Texts concerning the research project:

Prof. Dr. h.c. mult. Galtung (Preface): „Martin Arnold has done social science in general, and peace studies in particular, a huge favor through the enormous feat of producing this book on power by being, and doing, good. It is easily the most thorough work on both the philosophy and the politics of nonviolence …“ read more

Brief description of the research project

Brief abstract of aim, methods, and conclusions

B Video, script, and translation:

„Gun or Gandhi“ TEDx talk

Gun or Gandhi 2BildrTxt
(English) by Martin Arnold, Essen, 28 September 2013

– Script of TEDx-Talk „Gun or Gandhi“ by Martin Arnold  (pdf, 340KB)
  Deutscher Text „Gun oder Gandhi“ (pdf, 550 KB)“

C PowerPointPresentation:

Practicing Active Nonviolence / satyagraha / the Power of goodness in the 21st Century

Lecture by Dr. Martin Arnold at Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, New Delhi, February 25th, 2020
Powerpoint file with notes (pptx 57,4 MB) open and download here for your own use – hier zur eigenen Verwendung öffnen und herunterladen

D Further texts:

– Martin Arnold (2015):  Effective through the Power of Goodness
(2 pages of recommendations for practical application)


– Martin Arnold (2014):  Accepting the power of goodness – the power with the seal of quality (2 pages)


– „Just Peace“: For the 10th Assembly of the World Council of Churches in Busan 2013:
Martin Arnold: Power-of-goodness: solid foundation for the practical implementation of the vision of a ‘just peace‘ here (10 Pages, pdf 0,5 MB)
                        Deutsche Version: Martin Arnold: Gütekraft: eine breite Grundlage für die praktische Verwirklichung gerechten Friedens hier (10 Seiten, pdf 0,5 MB)


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