Where is International Nonviolence Day 2020?
International Nonviolence Day celebrates Worldwide
When is International Nonviolence Day 2020?
October 2, 2020 in the world
The Day of Nonviolence was established in 2007 by the United Nations (UN) for October 2nd, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948). Here all states are called on to spread the message of non-violence on this day.Here is the decision document.
Here is the central UN page for the day: UN site: International Day of Non-Violence
From the UN’s point of view, this is inseparable from tolerance, respect for human rights, democracy, development, mutual understanding and respect for diversity.
Today one has to realize that there are hardly any activities by the states (as required by the UN at the time) or actors on the Day of Nonviolence.
Portrait of Mohandas Gandhi.
International Day of Nonviolence will be celebrated on October 2nd, 2020. On this day, non-violence will be commemorated. Nonviolence or nonviolence is a principle that rejects violence and seeks to overcome it. Non-violence was already called for by some ancient religious founders, for example Siddhartha Gautama, Mahavira and Jesus of Nazareth.
In modern times, the Indian Mahatma Gandhi is considered an “apostle of non-violence” and a pacifist par excellence. For Gandhi, however, the concept of non-violence had a different meaning than it is understood today in relation to Gandhi. He was concerned with the principle of Satyagraha, which can be translated with the term “power of goodness”, ie holding on to the power of truth and love. Each individual could possess and use this power.
The Greek polis understood itself explicitly as a social constitution that was not based on violence. It claimed that humans were mature enough for self-government, self-determination and autonomy. Political action was geared towards this as an ongoing educational task. Non-violence in secular humanism also refers to human rights and human dignity and the goal-means correlation. (With material from: Wikipedia)
International Day of Nonviolence Quotes
Every time you drink a glass of milk or eat a piece of cheese, you harm a mother. Please go vegan.― GaryLFrancione
Veganism is an act of nonviolent defiance. It is our statement that we reject the notion that animals are things and that we regard sentient nonhumans as moral persons with the fundamental moral right not to be treated as the property or resources of humans.― GaryLFrancione
I studied the philosophy and the discipline of non-violence in Nashville as a student. And I staged a sitting-in in the fall of 1959 and got arrested the first time in February 1960.John Lewis
Non-violence is the article of faith.Mahatma Gandhi
Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.– Mahatma Gandhi
[Nonviolence] is directed against forces of evil rather than against persons who happen to be doing the evil. It is evil that the nonviolent resister seeks to defeat, not the persons victimized by evil.― Martin Luther King Jr
One individual can begin a movement that turns the tide of history. Martin Luther King in the civil rights movement, Mohandas Ganhi in India, Nelson Mandela in South Africa are examples of people standing up with courage and non-violence to bring about needed changes.Jack Canfield
Ethical veganism results in a profound revolution within the individual; a complete rejection of the paradigm of oppression and violence that she has been taught from childhood to accept as the natural order. It changes her life and the lives of those with whom she shares this vision of nonviolence. Ethical veganism is anything but passive; on the contrary, it is the active refusal to cooperate with injustice― GaryLFrancione
Ethical veganism represents a commitment to nonviolence.
Any serious social, political, and economic change must include veganism.― GaryLFrancione
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