International Day of Non-Violence

The International Day of Non-Violence takes place October 2nd, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence! The resolution made by the UN reaffirms "the universal relevance of the principle of non-violence" and the desire "to secure a culture of peace, tolerance, understanding and non-violence." Use this day of global observance to promote non-violence and awareness in your community through artwork, blogging and making a commitment to encourage non-violence and tolerance. Education and awareness are essential to the promotion of international peace. As Gandhi has said, "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".