By Hannah Cox writing for Based Politics
MLK's 6 Principles of Non-Violence
Non-Violence Is Not for the Faint of Heart
Non-Violence Seeks to Defeat Injustice, Not People
The Goal of Non-Violence is Reconciliation
Redemptive Suffering Holds Transformational Power
Non-Violence Pertains to Physical Acts and Internal Thoughts
The Universe Is on the Side of Justice
Six Bonus Principles
King also described six steps for best practices to help others through the pathway of non-violence.
Gather information: learn as much as you can about the problems around you and talk to those directly impacted.
Educate others: it is your duty to help those around you better understand the problems in society.
Remain committed: knowing you will face obstacles and blowback, work to inspire others.
Peacefully negotiate: talk to both sides, use humor, grace, and intelligence to foster solutions between the oppressed and the oppressors.
Take action peacefully: rely on peaceful demonstrations, letter-writing, and civil disobedience.
Reconcile: keep all actions peaceful and constructive.