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Thursday, October 4, 2018

World Non Violence Day

One of my favorite songs shares the idea that we believe everything we hear on the news that we would lose any faith we had in this world. The sad truth is that the world that we share with each other has seen it's share of tragedy, wars and more. I can not think of anywhere that violence has not rang out one time or another. Someone always wants more or want to change the way things are done.

There are many different ways to make change, some are done without any violence and yet others are a battle of brute force. For those that strive to do things the non violent way there is a special day in October. The International Day of Non Violence strives to celebrate and bring awareness to the fact that change can happen and does at peace times as well.

The International day of Non-Violence is always observed in October. October 2nd is the birthday of Mahatma Ghandi one of the most influential political activists of all time. Ghandi would use a display of nonviolent civil disobedience to overthrow the British who were in control of India. Through the actions of Ghandi India would eventually gain their independence. Ghandi is known as the "father of the nation" in India. With the example of Ghandi in mind a day of Non-Violence was created.

The United Nations General Assembly decided the best date to celebrate the Non-Violent day would be Ghandi's birthday October 2nd. The day is used to bring awareness to ways of non-violence resistance. Non-violence resistance can help bring change to social as well as political issues. Through protesting in marches and vigils as well as non cooperating when told what to do or offering non violent intervention through blockades and occupations change can occur.

The first Day of Non Violence awareness took place October 2, 2007

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