Galaxy4Peace Promotes Gandhian Principles Through Public Awareness in 2017 Season for Nonviolence

By admin on April 8, 2017

 
Lagos, Nigeria – In honour of 2017 Gandhi King Season for Nonviolence Campaign, Galaxy4Peace joined Individuals, and organizations in over 900 cities in 67 countries to celebrate the Season as they launched the Campaign in Lagos, Nigeria, in partnership with Mahatma Gandhi Canadian Foundation for World Peace.
 
The campaign which featured Youth Hangout, Voices of Zero Tolerance to Violence, and Silent Night Movie Screening within the 64 Calendar Days which kicked off – Jan 30th  marking memorial anniversary of the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi and that of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4. 
 
During the campaign, Galaxy4Peace called on citizens and residents in Nigeria to take public stand against all form of violence, and launch positive movement for a culture of peace and nonviolence.
 
Observing the annual season established by Arun Gandhi, and the Association for Global New Thought (AGNT), they youth hangout dialogue reflected on Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lives, while the daily value and voices of zero tolerance to violence demonstrated how every person can move the world in the direction of peace through his or her daily nonviolent choice and action.
 

 

 

 

 

Celebrating the day at the youth hangout, “Galaxy4Peace purpose for observing this campaign is to create awareness of nonviolent principles and practice as a powerful way to heal, transform and empower our lives and communities. Through an educational and community action campaign, we honor those who use nonviolence to build a community that honors the dignity and worth of every human being” Precious Ajunwa, shared.
 
“Each of the 64-day focused on a value which was highlighted on a daily post on our facebook page. The values contributed to the creation of a culture of nonviolence and a better Nigeria” Precious added.
 
Sharing their notions on Voices of Zero Tolerance to Violence Campaign, His Excellency Ambassador Torben Getterman said “Tolerance and NonViolence begins at home – Parents must teach their children that love and understanding are stronger than hate”.
Broadcast Journalist Zoe Chinaka called on everyone to promote peace, tolerance, love, unity – bearing in mind there in no gain in violence, while Comedian & Presenter MC Shaggi shared that “Violence is wrong because it thrives on hatred rather than love; for this reason, we need to constantly mobilize & stand for peace because it is the right thing to do”
 
“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 of Mahatma Gandhi Canadian Foundation for World Peace shared.
To learn more about the 64Days value shared during the campaign, visit www.facebook.com/Galaxy4Peace .
 
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Galaxy4Peace is a grassroots educational and advocacy organization focused on transforming how individuals, communities respond to conflict and violence, including areas like Teaching Peace in Schools. The prevention and intervention solutions we promote through the peacebuilding programs we champion have proven effective in promoting peace while enhancing cooperation skills and increasing social resilience.

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