These essays by members of eight different spiritual communities in Hawaii addresses the causes of violence and nonviolence, and the characteristics of nonviolent society.The volume includes the Hawaiian spiritual tradition, by Lou Ann Haaheo Guanson; Bahai, by Tony Pelle; Buddhist, by Robert Aitken: Christian, by Stanley E. Amos and Anna McAnany; Hindu, by Gurudeva Sivaya Subramuniyaswami; Islamic, by Wasim Siddiqui; Jewish, by Ira J. Lichton; and the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker), by Ruth Anna Brown.