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The Nonviolent Global Liberation Community

This project is a sub-project of the Nonviolent Global Liberation community (NGL). The purpose of NGL is to integrate nonviolence into the fabric of human life through ongoing live experiments with truth focused on individual and collective liberation. Miki is the visionary founder of NGL.

The Vision Mobilisation Framework

The Vision Mobilisation Framework (VM) is a new body of work integrating NGL principles and practices, The Compass work from Arnina Kashtan, and Nonviolent Communication (NVC) principles. The work emerged through the collaboration of Emma, Miki, and NGL member Verene Nicolas.

Emma is the primary holder of the VM. The framework supports us in mobilising within capacity towards our shared vision and purpose.

Gift Economy

Gift consciousness forms the basis of all that we do. We do all that we do not for material gain or other motivations, we do all that we do, including creating this website :), as a gift to humanity.

Miki wrote three blog posts on Gift that are a good starting point for anyone interested in what it is. They can be found here :

From Exchange to Gifting Part One: Why We Need to Find Our Way out of Scarcity

From Exchange to Gifting Part Two: Beyond the Exchange/Gift Binary

From Exchange to Gifting Part Three: Reintegrating into Flow One Experiment at a Time

The Commons

The Commons is the cultural and natural resources accessible to all, including natural materials such as air, water, and a habitable Earth. These resources are held in common, not owned privately. Commons can also be understood as natural resources that groups of people (communities, user groups) manage for individual and collective benefit. The Commons is how most of us lived before capitalism: in relationship with each other and land, in community. Land that was a commons, and what was on it, were neither owned nor free for all. Deep and communal relationships governed how people accessed what was available to care for all and to keep the land alive for the future.

Commons are stable over hundreds of years in many places. Land enclosures in Europe were a big part of what made capitalism possible. Outside Europe and other Global North regions, billions still depend on resources held in commons and on subsistence economies for their basic survival, even while the commons are assaulted everywhere they still exist.

Our work joins with others in the informal and global Commons movement for restoring our capacity to live in relationship. For more information about commons check out Free Fair and Alive and www.commonerscatalog.org.

Shared Risk

Full shared risk means, in addition to being emotionally, morally, and spiritually committed to each other, we are also materially bound to each other. That we make all decisions about resources and life choices together; that we are in full transparency about our decisions and resources in any part of everyone’s lives; that we share our expenses, our income, and our assets as well as our things, our work, and non-material resources; and that we have full access to all resources without any gatekeeping. It’s this act of embracing the risk that creates community in its fullest glory: the willingness to bind ourselves to each other and be together in the possible and likely hard times, facing all of life together while choosing interdependence.

Impact Sharing

One of the cornerstones of our fledgling community is the practice of Impact Sharing which we engage in over dinner each day, as often as is needed and within capacity. The purpose of creating a formalised system for sharing impacts is to weave a thick web of togetherness as we subvert our patriarchal training and walk towards vulnerability and intimacy.

Articles and Books

The following list of articles and books have informed and will give you a flavor of the vision for our community: The Power of Soft Qualities to Transform Patriarchy, From Obedience and Shame to Freedom and Belong: Transforming Patriarchal Paradigms of Child-Rearing in the Age of Global Warming and Reweaving Our Human Fabric: Working Together to Create a Nonviolent Future