The Community for Human Development. October 2. World Day of Non-Violence 2014.
Seven years ago, the General Assembly of the UN declared 2nd of October the World Day of Non-violence, in memory of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi and called to celebrate it. The Community for Human Development included it in his world calendar boosting its performance.
The Community, social and cultural grouping of the Humanist Movement, with its thousands of volunteers, has been working 50 years with the aim of installing a Culture of Peace and Non-violence in the world. A culture and a new consciousness that rejects violence, places the human being as the central value and use nonviolence as a method of action.
We know that the current situation is very critical. Poverty in many regions, clashes between cultures, violence and discrimination contaminate the lives of the population. Armed conflicts in Ukraine, Israel, Palestine, the Islamic State, USA, Europe... with a deep global financial crisis and a nuclear threat is the biggest urgency of the moment. This is a very complex situation. Irresponsible nuclear powers, the madness of violent groups and the risk of accident can trigger a devastating conflict. We live the failure of a system whose central value is money and whose method of action is violence.