The Nonviolent Choice Website is a globally oriented public service effort. We are about to become a project of the international reproductive peace nonprofit group All Our Lives. The Nonviolent Choice Website was started in 2007 to fulfill a promise made in the anthology book ProLife Feminism Yesterday and Today, edited by Mary Krane Derr, Linda Naranjo-Huebl, and Rachel MacNair, and published by Xlibris in conjunction with the Feminism and Nonviolence Studies Association.
All three of us editors are long-time nonviolence activists on a broad range of issues. We all agreed that a book about genuine respect for all lives, including women’s and children’s lives, before, during, and ever after birth was not complete without a Website of practical resources to help people of all faiths and none with alternatives to abortion. Of course!! So we included one as an appendix to the book. And we included a promise to create an expanded Website online. So here it is, and here you are, too, with us.
An English-language print version available for purchase from Xlibris; an English, electronic edition more compatible with readers for blind/visually impaired persons (please request from wp(at)nonviolentchoice.info); and a free, electronic, English-language edition for readers from the Two-Thirds World and book reviewers from anywhere (again, please request from wpat)nonviolentchoice.info).
You can also ask for the book from your nearest library, or from any one of the 400+ women’s centers and women’s information services across the world to which the book has been donated. We have most recently donated the book to tribal colleges across North America, and their libraries often double as tribal or regional public libraries. If your local library or women’s center does not have the book, you can ask them to order it, at no cost to you (unless, of course, you wish to donate the cost of the book). Xlibris offers reduced rates to libraries and nonprofits, as well as educators.
Simply email us at wp(at)nonviolentchoice.info
To make it as accessible as possible to as many people as possible. Internet access is by no means global yet, and many people who have it–especially in the Global South/Two-Thirds World, and in the poorer sectors of the wealthiest countries–have low bandwidth and/or limited computer time. Also, some blind/visually impaired visitors use electronic readers that perform best with a minimum of graphics. We want our pages to load up and print out quickly and still be useful. Need resources for bridging the Digital Divide, or know someone who does? Please visit our page on Free and Low-Cost Internet and Computing Resources.
Why isn’t [your favorite topic here] or [your favorite website here] listed in the Nonviolent Choice Website?
We operate without paid staff. At the same time, we also have a very ambitious and wideranging purpose. We may be planning already to add your favorite site or topic. But in case we haven’t thought of it, which is probably the case, kindly please do contact us.