With so much anger swirling about us, it helps to step back and come to center. Here is a way to bring yourself to a positive center and build the energy towards constructive action.
A SEASON FOR NONVIOLENCE is an international program that honors the vision for an empowered and nonviolent world practiced by Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. Begun in 1998 by a group of organizations dedicated to the nonviolence principles of Gandhi and King, the dates commemorate the anniversaries of their deaths: Gandhi (January 30) and King (April 4.)
To create an awareness of nonviolent practices, we focus on 64 Ways in 64 Days to Practice Nonviolence. Every day a personal trait, skill or action is highlighted, and a simple act to enforce the trait is suggested. I love these practices and how they are presented. I also believe we can pass the 64 Ways on to others and watch the world change.
Participation in A SEASON FOR NONVIOLENCE is simple: read the practices, talk about them with others, and implement them as best you can. Many people put the 64 Ways flyer on the refrigerator door and read the daily practice with their family. You can bring it to work and share it with co-workers or send it to school with your children to encourage discussions.
We honor those who use nonviolence to build a community that honors the dignity and worth of every human being. Every person can move the world in the direction of peace through daily nonviolent choices and actions.
RESOURCES: (1) Link to PDF version of the 64 Ways flyer and (2) SEASON FOR NONVIOLENCE website.
Thank you Mr. Arun Ghandhi and Ms. Laura Piening and family members and staff for your vision and dedication. I am co- chair of the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Task Force of the Episcopal Diocese of New York and Founder and Director of the L.O.V.E. Task Force on Non-violent Living. This stands for “Liberate Ourselves, Value Everyone.” How can we work together please? Faithfully, Rev Dr Victoria Jeanne Rollins. 917-805-0765 May i/we promote your 74 days campaign with daily suggestions. Thank you again!
The 64 Ways in 64 Days to Practice Nonviolence is a public document to be used by others. I did not write the practices; I just share them to help others. Here is a link to the document which you can download.
You can also find other resources and connections at the website: http://www.agnt.org/season-for-nonviolence. You might want to contact the Association for New Thought, which is the organization that sponsors the annual season.
All the best in your efforts, Laura