Year: 2022 | Month: June | 10 | 1

Non-violent Communication in the Context of Zambia: An Exploration

Fidelis Muzyamba


Violence in all shades has been a threat to any civil society. In present times we are witnessing the turbulence of increasing tensions that are adding up to grief and agony all over the world. Undoubtedly, any kind of violence that erupts from the human minds not only affects other beings, the environment, economy, relations between states, and other aspects of modernity. The thought of humans, developed through different cultures, backgrounds, practices, and the choices we make in our lives, plays a crucial role in combating the issues of violence and terror. The Cold War is over, yet 2022 saw another war break out in Europe, with severe economic and other repercussions for the entire globe. The frequent occurrence of killings of innocent children and other unarmed persons in schools and shopping malls has become a routine affair in many parts of the world. In this paper, my aim is to highlight nonviolent communication in the context of Zambia that is inspired by the teaching of the Bible, and the changes brought by the first President of Zambia, Kenneth David Kaunda, whose thoughts were similar to those of apostle of peace, Mahatma Gandhi, and served to inspire movements for civil rights and freedom across the world, with the objective of retaining harmony and peace.

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