Tag: Non-Violence

International Day of Non-Violence_2nd October 2018

  un.org-nonviolenceday The “Non-Violence” (or “Knotted Gun”) sculpture by Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd on display at the UN Visitors’ Plaza. UN Photo/Rick Bajornas Definition of Non-Violence The principle of non-violence — also known as non-violent resistance — rejects the use of physical violence in order to achieve social or political change. Often described as… Continue Reading International Day of Non-Violence_2nd October 2018

Pope Francis, English Church leaders offer prayers after Manchester Arena attack | The Record

Concertgoers react after fleeing Manchester Arena in England where US singer Ariana Grande had been performing on 22 May. At least 22 people, including children, were killed and dozens wounded after an explosion at the concert venue. Authorities said it was Britain’s deadliest case of terrorism since 2005. Photo: CNS/Jon Super. By Simon Caldwell Pope… Continue Reading Pope Francis, English Church leaders offer prayers after Manchester Arena attack | The Record

International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims, 24 March | United Nations

The United Nations observes the International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims every year on 24th March. This is the date that, in 1980, Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador was assassinated while he celebrated Mass.   This day was proclaimed by the UN… Continue Reading International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims, 24 March | United Nations

Mission as Listening Workshop on 27th March: Listening, Nonviolence and Peacemaking

On 27th March Michael Wood and Brendan McKeague will be facilitating a workshop and conversation called “Mission as Listening.” Based on Pope Francis’ message for World Day of peace 2017, “Nonviolence: a Style of Politics for Peace,” the workshop will look at how churches can equip themselves for listening as a way of practical peacemaking ministry, nonviolence… Continue Reading Mission as Listening Workshop on 27th March: Listening, Nonviolence and Peacemaking

Disarmament Week | 24 – 30 October 2016 | United Nations

The week of 24th October to 30th October is observed by the United Nations as Disarmament Week, a week to acknowledge and raise public awareness of the important task of global disarmament.     Since the birth of the United Nations, the goals of multilateral disarmament and arms limitation have been deemed central to the maintenance… Continue Reading Disarmament Week | 24 – 30 October 2016 | United Nations

United Nations | International Day of Non-Violence, 2 October 2016

  The 2nd October 2016 is designated by the United Nations as the International Day of Non-Violence, and is the same date as the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, who was the leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence.   2017 message from Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations:… Continue Reading United Nations | International Day of Non-Violence, 2 October 2016

Landmark Vatican conference rejects just war theory, asks for encyclical on nonviolence | National Catholic Reporter

Joshua J. McElwee  |  Apr. 14, 2016 The participants of a first-of-its-kind Vatican conference have bluntly rejected the Catholic church’s long-held teachings on just war theory, saying they have too often been used to justify violent conflicts and the global church must reconsider Jesus’ teachings on nonviolence. Members of a three-day event co-hosted by the… Continue Reading Landmark Vatican conference rejects just war theory, asks for encyclical on nonviolence | National Catholic Reporter

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