Principles of Nonviolent Direct Action:

from the American Peace Test Nonviolence Trainer's Manual.

Four basic principles:

Six strategic steps:

These principles were first developed in the context of the struggle for civil rights in the U.S. for which it was written and published by the American FOR at the request of Dr. Martin Luther King. The present version has been slightly revised for international use by the International FOR, which is a transnational and interreligious movement committed to nonviolence as a principle of life and liberation.