Journal for Peace and Justice Studies

Volume 19, Issue 2, 2009

Andrew Fitz-Gibbon
Pages 46-57

The Praxis of Nonviolence and the Care of Children Who Have Been Victims of Violence

This paper is a reflection on a personal journey toward nonviolence, and looks particularly at the nonviolent care of children who have been victims of emotional, sexual and physical violence. It analyzes the philosophical threads of praxis, nonviolence and how moral sense is shaped through a triad of affective, reflective and elective experience. It concludes with a MacIntyrean perspective relating to the conjoining of theory and practice in the formation of a robust nonviolent praxis.