Read and follow the steps in Chapter “Disentangling from Militarism and the Domination System.” Do each exercise and discuss thoroughly what arises within each person. What are the points of resistance? What are the “Ahas?” What are the points of personal connection?
Reflections, reactions, reticence, and relishing.
Wrap up the session by considering what each participant feels called to pursue.
Close in Prayer.
Videos and Additional Resources
Articles to Read
Marshall Rosenberg, "Anger and Domination Systems." Rosenberg is the pioneer of Nonviolent (or Compassionate) Communication. Article to download.
Walter Wink, "The Myth of Redemptive Violence." Article to download and read.
Walter Wink, "Jesus' Third Way." Article to download and read.
Ted Grimsrud, "Transforming the Powers: The Continuing Relevance of Walter Wink." Article to download and read.
"Walter Wink -01 The Way Things Are." Walter Wink in conversation with Rev. Dr. James Forbes and Rev. Jane Wolf talking about the Domination System and Christian Nonviolence. First video in the Series, "The System Belongs to God."