Happy International Day of Non-Violence!

Posted: October 2, 2008 in Uncategorized
Tags: , ,

From the UN press release:

UN declares 2 October, Gandhi’s birthday, as International Day of Non-Violence

15 June 2007 – The United Nations General Assembly today decided to observe the International Day of Non-Violence each year on 2 October – the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, who helped lead India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.

Introducing the resolution adopted by the 192-member body, Anand Sharma, India’s Minister of State for External Relations, said the idea originated at an international conference on “Peace, Non-Violence and Empowerment – Gandhian Philosophy in the 21st Century” convened in New Delhi in January this year.

The late leader’s “novel mode of mass mobilization and non-violent action” brought down colonialism, strengthened the roots of popular sovereignty, of civil, political and economic rights, and greatly influenced many a freedom struggle and inspired leaders like Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr., Mr. Sharma stated.

Learn more about nonviolence:


  1. Afeni Nelson says:

    Hello, and Peace! I agree with the fact and truth that any or all countries should be without nuclear weapons, etc. I think that there should be a ban on all of them. No body should think about using them at all. I would love to become a free partner and receive a free e-newsletter from this website! Think you for speaking out for peace! Sincerely, Afeni with Love!

  2. Afeni Nelson says:


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s