Nonviolence

03.10.2016

“Idiotes” in Ancient Greece and today. The Colombia debacle

“Idiotes” in Ancient Greece and today. The Colombia debacle

Idiotes was the word used in Athenian democracy to describe those only preoccupied with their own, selfish interests, concerned almost exclusively with private, as opposed to public, affairs. They declined to take part in public life, such as democratic government and voting in the Citizens Assembly. They were also seen,… »

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… »

29.09.2016

Silo, Nobel Peace Summit: “A nonviolent world”

Silo, Nobel Peace Summit: “A nonviolent world”

As we approach Oct 2nd International Nonviolence Day which will be celebrated in Berlin at the IPB Conference with living Peace and Nonviolence signs, we reproduce here an abstract of the 2009 speech by Silo publishe by New Humanist US http://newhumanist.us/?p=708 “November 11, 2009 Silo, the founder of Universalist Humanism and… »

29.09.2016

Gandhi: ‘My life is my message’

Gandhi: ‘My life is my message’

By Robert J. Burrowes As most of the world ignores or hypocritically celebrates the 147th birthday of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on the International Day of Nonviolence on 2 October, some of us will quietly acknowledge his life by continuing to build the world that he envisioned. When asked for his… »

23.09.2016

Civil society must put disarmament back on the international agenda

Civil society must put disarmament back on the international agenda

“The world is over-armed and peace is under-funded”, said Ban Ki-moon, well to the point. This is the great challenge that the Peace Congress in Berlin will face. The question of disarmament should be put back on the international agenda and that can only be achieved by civil society… »

23.09.2016

An open letter to the people of the United States: election or revolution?

An open letter to the people of the United States: election or revolution?

Robert J. Burrowes As citizens of the USA with a presidential election approaching you have a wonderful opportunity to ponder whether to participate in this election or to participate in the ongoing American Revolution. Your first revolution might have overthrown the authority of the British monarchy and aristocracy but… »

22.09.2016

France: Outdated principles and exclusionary politics, time for a rethink?

France: Outdated principles and exclusionary politics, time for a rethink?

By Ana Carvallo-Phillips Often absent from the fear-driven media frenzy surrounding the Islamic State and France’s recent terror attacks in Nice and Paris the less acknowledged reasons may be found behind the augmenting violence in France and the rest of Europe. Aside from a reckless foreign policy, including… »

21.09.2016

Forum “Nonviolence as a force for Peace” in Brindisi

Forum “Nonviolence as a force for Peace” in Brindisi

Brindisi, September 23rd-24st 2016 Palazzo Virgilio – Sala Carlo V There have been many reasons that led us to choose Brindisi as the location for this Forum. One of them is Brindisi and its history: it was from here that the Roman ships set sail heading for North Africa… »

17.09.2016

October 2, 2016: International Day of Non-Violence

October 2, 2016: International Day of Non-Violence

Next 2nd of October we will radiate with force the message that says: “Nonviolence is the only way out” In 2007 the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) Organization, established October 2 as the “International Day of Non-Violence”. This coming October… »

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