SOUL Force

Soul Force

Soul Force was originally used by M.K. Gandhi, as a part of “Satyagraha” or reliance on Soul Force. This was a philosophy brought about from the teachings of Jesus. Gandhi used Soul Force during the Indian peoples movement to transform their society through a peaceful means.

Next, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., used Soul Force as part of his nonviolent philosophy as he sought to help lead the African American people toward freedom. He even mentioned this term in the “I Have A Dream” speech,

“We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force.”
Delivered on the steps at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963. Source: Martin Luther King, Jr: The Peaceful Warrior, Pocket Books, NY 1968

Today, The Soul Sanctuary has chosen to use the term Soul Force to describe our work to effect change in the lives of women, men, and children everywhere that live in violent households. Soul Force to us means learning how to live in peace and harmony instead of using violence to control others. Additionally, The Soul Sanctuary seeks to recognize the courage or Soul Force of others who also are seeking to transform abusive relationships by various means such as sermons, survivor groups, songs, poetry, and advocacy.

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