About the Author

George W. Wolfe is currently the coordinator of outreach programs for the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Ball State University where he served as director from 2002 to 2006. He is a certified mediator and was trained to conduct interfaith dialogue at All-Faiths Seminary International in New York City and at the Lakeshore Interfaith Institute in Ganges, Michigan. In 1991, he was awarded an open fellowship from the Eli Lilly Endowment which made possible his first trip to India where he became interested in the nonviolent philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi.

     As an educator, Dr. Wolfe frequently lectures both within and outside the United States on topics related to nonviolence, peace education, academic freedom, and the role of the arts in social activism.  He is a member of the advisory council of the Toda Institute for Peace, Policy and Global Research, and has served as a visiting scholar at Limburg Catholic University in Hasselt, Belgium. In 2008, he presented peace education workshops in the island nation of St. Lucia by invitation of the Ministry of Education.  

    In his book, The Spiritual Power of Nonviolence, Dr. Wolfe makes a compelling case for the sustainability paradigm and for offering peace education and interreligious dialogue on a global scale.

    He probes the scriptures of the world's great religions, demonstrating that nonviolence is a shared virtue, and that the real enemy we must battle against and ultimately defeat is actually within us.