International day of nonviolence

06.04.2019

Spain: the city of A Coruña declares October 2 the “Day of Active Nonviolence”

Spain: the city of A Coruña declares October 2 the “Day of Active Nonviolence”

A Coruña declara el 2 de Octubre “Día de la Noviolencia Activa” en la ciudad »

02.10.2016

International day of nonviolence around the world

International day of nonviolence around the world

The 2nd of October was instituted as the International Day of Nonviolence at the UN in 2007 on the request of India to recognise Gandhi’s birthday. Around the world, many events to mark the day have been held this weekend.  Here are some images of the events. »

02.10.2016

Nonviolence: the response to a xenophobic referendum in Hungary

Nonviolence: the response to a xenophobic referendum in Hungary

On the anniversary of Gandhi’s birthday, now the International day of nonviolence, Hungarians were faced with a divisive, xenophobic referendum on whether the country should accept a few hundred refugees as part of a redistribution programme promoted by Germany which is hosting around a million. Although the vast majority of… »

02.10.2016

From pacifism to nonviolence in Berlin

From pacifism to nonviolence in Berlin

With the slogan “Reconciliation is the only path to peace”, on the 1st of October, the eve of the International Day of Nonviolence, hundreds of people formed a human peace symbol in Berlin that then transformed into the symbol of nonviolence, coinciding with the celebration of the day itself in… »

26.09.2016

The World premier of “Beyond Revenge” to take place in Berlin on the 2nd of October

The World premier of “Beyond Revenge” to take place in Berlin on the 2nd of October

On Saturday, October the 2nd, coinciding with the International Day of Nonviolence, the premier of the documentary film Beyond Revenge will be screened within the programme of the world congress of the International Peace Bureau, whose slogan this year is “Disarm! For a Climate of Peace”.  It will take… »

28.07.2016

October 1st In Berlin, let’s face the challenge of peace!

October 1st In Berlin, let’s face the challenge of peace!

First, let’s look at the current veil of tears and then lift it up to reveal a possible better future. The transatlantic defence alliance has been expanding and flexing its muscles. Russia and China feel threatened and are trying to secure their regional influence at any cost. The US has… »

06.10.2015

International Day of Nonviolence celebrated around the world

International Day of Nonviolence celebrated around the world

This year’s international Day of Nonviolence witnessed a whole host of activities around the world. Among the activities held on the annual October 2nd included: In Nakpanduri, a conflict area that experiences curfews in the northern region of Ghana, there was an all-white dressed mentorship class led by Elizabeth Bidzakin… »

04.10.2015

Bangladesh: Bitipara Park immersed in the light of joy

Bangladesh: Bitipara Park  immersed in the light of joy

To Pressenza, I am sending you a link to see some pictures from yesterday [October 2, 2015] when we celebrated The Day of NonViolence in Bitipara Park [of Study & Reflection, Gazipur, Bangladesh]. It was an interesting celebration where many volunteers from Dhaka arrived and from that same neighborhood also… »

03.10.2015

Photos and video from the Budapest Peace Sign

Photos and video from the Budapest Peace Sign

Moving video and photos from the peace sign formed on the 2nd of October to mark the International day of Nonviolence. Video images: Tamas Csefko, Balazs Szigeti, Editing: Tamas Csefko… »

03.10.2015

500 torches mark the International day of Nonviolence in Budapest

500 torches mark the International day of Nonviolence in Budapest

500 people gathered in Budapest’s Heroes Square on Friday evening, 2nd of October, to mark the International Day of Nonviolence. Organised by different communities of Silo’s Message in the city, mostly through a campaign on Facebook, people came together to form a symbol for ‘peace, nonviolence, compassion and reconciliation.’ The… »

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