Galaxy4Peace & Mahatma Gandhi Canadian Foundation for World Peace Launch Ghandi King Season for Nonviolence in Nigeria
Lagos, Nigeria – 8th February, Galaxy4Peace in partnership with Mahatma Gandhi Canadian Foundation for World Peace launch 64-Day Season for Nonviolence in Nigeria.
The season which started on 30th January marking the anniversary of Gandhi’s death, till April 4th, the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination offers individual ways to rethink and reshape attitudes that can lead to violence.
Under the banner of Campaign for Nonviolence, Galaxy4Peace is calling on citizens and residents in Nigeria to take a public stand against all form of violence, launch positive movement for a culture of peace and nonviolence free from unstable states, poverty, injustice, and deaths of innocent citizens in the north east of Nigeria.
Sharing with Journalists, Galaxy4Peace Founder, Ms. Precious Ajunwa noted that “80 percent of residents in Nigeria will agree that recent events demonstrates what happens when a society is steeped in a culture of violence.
On-going tragedies such as Southern Kaduna Killing , Benue Massacre , and various conflicts make this season for nonviolence all the more significant.”
Noting how evidently clear the welfare of Nigerian citizens are, “we call for a shift towards a culture of peace and nonviolence. How do cultural shifts occur? Through the positive attitudes and actions of an engaged, active citizenry. As we constantly note at Galaxy4Peace, ‘violence is not the cure for our broken world, while we hope that this Season for Nonviolence can play a role in that shift, we need to reinstate that we belong to each other ’” Ms Ajunwa ended.
Launching the campaign in Nigeria, The Mahatma Gandhi Canadian Foundation for World Peace said “we are absolutely delighted to have Galaxy4Peace join us in this global movement. This Season sets out to create an awareness of nonviolent principles and practices as a powerful way to heal, transform and empower lives and communities. Championing this campaign in Nigeria in partnership with them not only expands our global movement but target to educate and inspire individuals to actively seek out nonviolent means by which to empower themselves and others to co-exist in peace and prosper together in communities’’ Colleen Ring shared
Highlighting on the mapped out activities for 2017 Gandhi King Season for Non-Violence in Nigeria, Nancy Amy, said “Each of the 64-day will focus on a value which will be highlighted on a daily post on our social media platforms. These values contribute to the creation of a culture of nonviolence and a better Nigeria” she shared.
Other activities includes Nonviolence Radio Advocacy Tour, Youth Hangout, Zero Tolerance Voices Pledges, and Screening of Silent Night Movie.
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