. . . EDUCATION FOR PEACE . . .
An article by Pace e Bene
Build a culture of peace, mainstream nonviolence, take action September 20-27, 2015!
Campaign Nonviolence is a new, long-term movement to mainstream nonviolence and to foster a culture of peace free from war, poverty, climate crisis, and the epidemic of violence.
Campaign Nonviolence invites us to:
– Practice nonviolence toward ourselves, toward all others, and toward a world longing for peace, economic justice, environmental healing, and effective nonviolent solutions
– Explore, study, and unleash the principles and methods of nonviolence in our lives, our communities, and our societies
– Connect the dots and join forces in the long-term struggle to abolish war, end poverty, reverse the climate crisis, and take a stand against all violence, including the structural violence of racism, sexism, homophobia, economic inequality, and all forms of oppression, and
– Discover and deepen the power of nonviolence, including the vision and tools for nonviolent change that Mohandas Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and many other people and movements have activated for social and personal transformation.
Campaign Nonviolence launched this long-term movement September 21-27, 2014 with 239 actions and events in every part of the nation.
CNV marches, rallies, vigils, prayer services, fasts and festivals took place over seven days in September from American Samoa to Maine, from Washington State to Florida, and from California to New Hampshire. Events also took place in Afghanistan, Colombia, and Canada. See this update for stories and pictures from this week of nonviolence.
To develop this week of actions, Campaign Nonviolence organized in every state in the country, led skill-building trainings across the nation, completed a national speaking tour, established nonviolence study groups nationwide, and was endorsed by over 185 national and local organizations.
Now, we are taking the next step. We encourage people everywhere to study nonviolence, practice nonviolence, build out the infrastructure of nonviolence, and take nonviolence public — including taking action again this year during Campaign Nonviolence Week of Action II, September 20-27, 2015.