Sister Jackie Hudson was a Dominican nun and peace activist. She has been devoted to issues of peace and nonviolence since 1983, when she first joined with Sister Carol Gilbert and Sister Ardeth Platt to protest the presence of nuclear weapons in Michigan. Their most recent work together was a symbolic swords-to-ploughshares action at Colorado's missile silo N-8. She lived in Poulsbo, WA and was active with the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action.
Nonviolence is not passive, but requires courage. Nonviolenceseeks reconciliation, not defeat of an adversary. Nonviolent action is directed at eliminating evil, not destroying an evil-doer. Nonviolence requires a willingness to accept suffering for the cause if necessary, but not to inflict it - a rejection of hatred, animosity or violence of the spirit, ans well as a refusal to commit physical violence - faith that justice will prevail. www.thekingcenter.org