International day of nonviolence

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… »

02.10.2015

EuroMarches joins the Day of Nonviolence

EuroMarches joins the Day of Nonviolence

On the International day of Nonviolence, EuroMarches celebrated the meaning of this principle which underlines this citizen initiative. Yesterday’s events, which centred on the condemnation of tax havens located within the EU, culminated in Seville where a thousand people received the South-East column and walked together on the final 6… »

01.10.2015

Ban Ki-moon statement on the International Day of Nonviolence 2015

Ban Ki-moon statement on the International Day of Nonviolence 2015

Pressenza publishes here the statement by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to mark the international day of nonviolence. This year, as we commemorate the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, the International Day of Nonviolence has special importance. At a time of escalating conflicts, violent extremism, displacement and humanitarian need,… »

01.10.2015

May the Force be with you: the Force of Nonviolence

May the Force be with you: the Force of Nonviolence

The 2nd of October, marks Gandhi’s birthday and as a result of India’s suggestion at the UN, it also marks the International Day of Nonviolence. It’s a terrible indictment on global society that we have to have a special day to mark such a supremely moral attitude and behaviour. This… »

03.10.2014

World Day of Non-Violence: “An Eye for an Eye Ends Up Making the Whole World Blind” (Mahatma Gandhi)

World Day of Non-Violence: “An Eye for an Eye Ends Up Making the Whole World Blind” (Mahatma Gandhi)

  Human Wrongs Watch In these dramatic and perilous times, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson urged the international community to reaffirm the power and potential of bringing about change through peaceful means, following in the footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi, who inspired the International Day of Non-Violence, marked… »

02.10.2014

Nonviolence: “mightier than the mightiest weapon”

Nonviolence: “mightier than the mightiest weapon”

Every year since 2007, on 2 October, the United Nations observes the International Day of Nonviolence. The date was chosen because Mahatma Gandhi, one of the first and main symbols of non-violent protest and change, was born on this day. Nonviolence, a vital component of Gandhi’s teachings and the foundation… »

29.09.2014

A Nonviolent World is possible

A Nonviolent World is possible

Exactly thirty-three years ago today, Silo, in front of an attentive and joyful gathering in the Pabellon de Deportes in Madrid, said: “Without inner faith, there is fear; fear produces suffering; suffering produces violence; violence produces destruction. Therefore, inner faith prevents destruction.” In homage to the birth of Mahatma Gandhi… »

25.09.2014

2nd of October: A World without Violence is Possible

2nd of October: A World without Violence is Possible

Only a couple of weeks have gone by since the virtual campaign for the 2nd of October, #nonviolenceday, started and it’s already spreading around the planet.  The campaign was created with the aim of increasing awareness of nonviolent ways to respond to the conflicts and violence we live in. More… »

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