I've just watched a very moving film about a group of French monks who resist terrorism in a small north African village. It's based on true events.
The most moving element of the film is that the resistance to violence and threats is achieved almost entirely through contemplation and prayer. It demonstrates what a blessing a contemplative vocation is for those who are called.
I can't recommend the film enough. The UK title is "Of God and Men" - it may be called something else depending on your country. If you have a chance to see it please do.