I found this definition of nonviolence in Brennan Manning's book Lion and Lamb
and thought I would share it with ya'll. Here goes-
"The Christian response to evil-to aggression-is resistance, of course, but nonviolent resistance of love, prayer, and accepted suffering. When Christians do anything else, they have parted company with Jesus. Nonviolence is the expression of a faith that the greatest power in human history is the forward movement of love. Nonviolence is as realistic as Jesus Himself, and it is one with the Cross of Christ's victory over evil. The question of whether or not nonviolent resistance "works" should be referred not so much to the gain of an immediate victory,as to the transformation of history from within by the converging forces of love. Gandhi wrote that "Jesus lived and died in vain if he did not teach us to regulate the whole of life by the eternal law of love." (page 80)
I thought it was interesting.