World March for Peace and NonViolence

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World March for Peace and NonViolence

The World March will begin in New Zealand on October 2, 2009. It will conclude in the Andes Mountains (Aconcagua, Argentina) on January 2, 2010. A permanent base of a hundred people of different nationalities will complete the journey.

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The World March

The World March will begin in New Zealand on October 2, 2009, the anniversary of Gandhi’s birth, declared the “International Day of Non-Violence” by the United Nations. It will conclude in the Andes Mountains (Punta de Vacas, Aconcagua, Argentina) on January 2, 2010. The March will last 90 days, three long months of travel. It will pass through all climates and seasons, from the hot summer of the tropics and the deserts, to the winter of Siberia. The stages will be the longest American and Asian, both almost a month. A permanent base of a hundred people of different nationalities will complete the journey.


Why?

Because we can end world hunger with 10% of what is spent on arms. Imagine how life would be if 30-50% of the arms budget went toward improving people’s lives instead of being used for destruction.

Because eliminating wars and violence means leaving human pre-history behind and taking a giant step forward in the evolution of our species..

Because we are accompanied by the voices of so many war-torn generations that came before us. The echo of their voices still resounds throughout the world, wherever armed conflict leaves its sinister memorial to the dead, disappeared, disabled and displaced.

Because a “world without wars” is an image that opens the future and seeks to become reality in every corner of the planet, as violence gives way to dialog.

The moment has come for the voiceless to be heard! Out of agonizing and urgent need, millions of human beings are crying out for an end to wars and violence.

We can make that happen by uniting all the forces of pacifism and active non-violence worldwide.


When?

The World March will begin in New Zealand on October 2, 2009, the anniversary of Gandhi’s birth, declared the “International Day of Non-Violence” by the United Nations. It will conclude in the Andes Mountains (Punta de Vacas, Aconcagua, Argentina) on January 2, 2010.

The March will last 90 days, three long months of travel. It will pass through all climates and seasons, from the hot summer of the tropics and the deserts, to the winter of Siberia.


Who is participating?

The March was initiated by “World Without Wars,” an international organization that has been working for 15 years in the fields of pacifism and non-violence.

The World March, however, will be created and shaped by everyone. Open to any person, organization, collective, group, political party, business, etc., that shares the same aspirations and sensibility, this project is not something closed. Instead, it is a journey that will be progressively enriched as different initiatives set their contributions in motion.

That is why this is an invitation to anyone and everyone to participate freely. So that wherever the March goes, the local people can contribute their creativity in a great convergence of multiple activities.

There’s space for everything the imagination is capable of conceiving.

The possible channels of participation are multiple and diverse, including virtual participation in the March through Internet.
This is a march by and for the people, with hopes of reaching most of the world’s population. For this reason we are asking all media to spread the word about this journey around the world for Peace and Non-violence.


What is going to happen?

In every city the March visits, local individuals and groups will organize forums, meetings, festivals, conferences, and events (sports, cultural, social, musical, artistic, educational, etc., depending on their own creative initiative.

At this time hundreds of projects have already been set in motion by different individuals and organizations.


What are our goals?

To denounce the dangerous world situation that is leading us closer and closer to nuclear war, which would be the greatest catastrophe in human history – a dead end.

To give a voice to the majority of world citizens who want peace. Although the majority of the human race opposes the arms race, we are not sending out a unified signal. Instead we are letting ourselves be manipulated by a powerful minority and suffering the consequences. The time has come to stand together and show our opposition. Join a multitude of others in sending a clear signal, and your voice will have to be heard!

To achieve the eradication of nuclear weapons; the progressive and proportional reduction of non-nuclear arms; the signing of non-aggression treaties among nations; and the renunciation by governments of war as a way to resolve conflicts.

To expose the many other forms of violence (economic, racial, sexual, religious…) that are currently hidden or disguised by their perpetrators; and to provide a way for all who suffer such violence to be heard.

To create global awareness - as has already happened with environmental issues - of the urgent need to condemn of all forms of violence and bring about real Peace.


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Comment by martine on October 18, 2011 at 4:26am
Comment by Dr. Surendra Pathak on October 17, 2011 at 5:53pm

 

Subject:  Invitation for the “International seminar on Teacher Education for Peace and Harmony”.

 

Dear Sir,

We are happy to invite you to participate in the International seminar on ”Teacher Education for Peace & Harmony” from Feb 11 to 13, 2012 at New Delhi, organized by that IASE Deemed University, Gandhi Vidya Mandir, Sardarshahar, Rajasthan, India with the support of GUJARAT VIDYAPITH: AHMEDABAD (http://www.gujaratvidyapith.org/),JAIN VISHVA BHARATI UNIVERSITY (http://jvbi.ac.in/):,THE TEMPLE OF UNDERSTANDING—INDIA (http://www.templeofunderstanding.org/wwa_International_Chapters.html), NATIONAL SPIRITUAL ASSEMBLY OF THE BAHA’IS OF INDIA (http://www.bahai.in/), Global Harmony Association (GHA): www.peacefromharmony.org

 

 

Prior to this International Seminar a One day Pre-Seminar Workshop was conducted at New Delhi on 24thSeptember, 2011.  About 80 eminent educationists, experts in value education, former bureaucrats/heads of various Educational organizations like University Grants Commission (UGC), National Council of Education Research & Training (NCERT), National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA), Indira Gandhi National Open university(IGNOU), National Institute of Open School (NIOS), Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD), National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), various University  etc. and a number of Vice Chancellors interested in the cause of Teachers Education through Human Values, Peace and Harmony participated in the workshop. They all advocated that only Value based only Teachers education would bring long term and stable transformation of society.

 

Hence, we are pleased to invite you in view of your institutional work and your rich experience in the field of peace & harmony development and Teacher education. Your participation will immensely contribute towards improving the quality of the Teacher Education and more importantly achieving Global Peace through Harmony.

A copy of the seminar brochure is enclosed for your kind perusal.

We will appreciate if you could kindly respond to our invitation at your earliest.

 

Thanking you,

Warm regards,

 

Dr. Surendra Pathak

Seminar Convener

Note: Please visit http://www.iaseuniversity.org.in/intSeminar/index.asp for the details of the Seminar.

Comment by ABED MALHAS on May 20, 2011 at 9:49pm

Nobel Prize 4 Children;

The addition of children to Nobel; It will take a moment of your time but will impact for a lifetime; please send Emails to; info@nobel.se; to include NOBEL PRIZE 4 CHILDREN; Imagine the great positive effect- to all World children-student-university-education- culture-innovation-education outlet-industry-media-etc.  & all humanity; let us all join to bring this beautiful concept to reality;  CASA ( 9680  Member / 155 Country & growing ) www.casaart.org; Imagine a million child  from UR country or globally; 2 send  emails in one day ( they will be at Guinness World records; Please in any event U do try 2 have an internet corner 4 people 2 debate & send   emails 2 Nobel committee supporting the idea of - NOBEL PRIZE 4 CHILDREN; http://www.facebook.com/search/?flt=1&q=CASA&o=65&s=50#...www.casaart.org

Comment by ABED MALHAS on May 20, 2011 at 9:49pm

THANK ALLAH GOD 4 ALL

dear friend my lady   I am honored 2 ,TK U 4 UR positive energy ,support , LOVE 2 ART , children ,humanity & CREATION ,

 CASA THE GLOBAL POSITIVE VISION & MISSION

let US Enhance, Tolerance, Cooperation, Understanding, Acceptance, World Peace ,Confidence ,,Recognition ,Human Rights ,Cultural Enrichment ,Positive Globalization - Love & Help the less fortunate - Love & Protect the Environment;

METHOD CASA is initiating six GLOBAL NEW concepts;

- ART OLYMPIC ( equivalent 2 Sport Olympic )

- NOBEL PRIZE 4 CHILDREN

- CASA GLOBAL GENIUS VILLAGE

- CASA ( care and share art ) GLOBAL TOURING EXH.

- CASA GLOBAL GOURMET VILLAGE

- CASA VILLAGE;

please inform the leaders of  UR country  , children; students; schools; academics; artists; museum; gallery; art outlets; sponsors; decision maker; celebrity; media; industry; etc.

it will benefit U , them , UR  country & the World
Comment by Clicia Pavan on April 17, 2011 at 2:40am
Paz
São braços,para abraços
Paz
São laços,desatados
Paz
São mudanças,acertadas
Paz
Pensamentos,unificados
Humanidade,com humildade
Paz
Ação Global
para um mundo mais justo e igual
Clicia Pavan
...................
Peace
Arms are for hugging
Peace
Are ties,untied
Peace
These changes, agreed
Peace
Thoughts,unified
Humanity,humility
Peace
Global Action
for a more just and equal
Clicia Pavan
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Paz
Los brazos son para abrazar
Paz
Son lazos,no condicionada
Paz
Estos cambios,acordó
Paz
Pensamientos y unificada
La humanidad, la humildad
Paz
Acción Mundial
para una sociedad más justa e igualitaria
Clicia Pavan
Comment by Nguyễn Thị Thanh Hương on December 19, 2010 at 7:06am
Take Me To The River
Comment by Nguyễn Thị Thanh Hương on May 11, 2010 at 2:44pm

Comment by Nguyễn Thị Thanh Hương on May 11, 2010 at 2:10pm
Comment by Muhammad Khurshid on April 29, 2010 at 3:12pm
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Comment by Nguyễn Thị Thanh Hương on March 21, 2010 at 3:38pm

 

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