THERE IS AN URGENT NEED FOR THE REVIVAL OF GANDHIAN NON-VIOLENCE AT THE NEW SCIENTIFIC AND GEOPOLITICAL LEVEL THAT IS ADEQUATE TO AFFECT THE UNPRECEDENTED CHALLENGES AND GLOBAL THREATS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST HUMANITY AND NATURE IN THE XXI CENTURY.
The International Jubilee Gandhi Committee (GC), expressing the interests of the world civil society, emphatically states that over the past 70 years, there has been a paralysis and vacuum of political will of nation states regarding the preservation, research, development and system use of Gandhi’s unique non-violence heritage.
In this political vacuum, the social perversion of non-violence and the dismissing of Gandhi’s unique historical importance creates a lost opportunity. The perversion of the symbol of peace into the symbol of the nuclear apocalypse of civilization perpetuates militaristic solutions that zombies the young generations psychologically for future violence.
The silence of Gandhi also serves this today, what is the death, betrayal and oblivion of his non-violence as the most valuable peacemaking tool to the exultation of eternal militarism and invincible violence.
Therefore, modern history is marked by an unprecedented increase of violence in all areas of human life and biosphere. It has reached an extreme, especially dangerous limit for the life of humanity in the sphere of interstate relations. Violence, like a deadly cancer pathology, SMITES all social institutions: family, education, media, the state and all social stratums, especially the weakest, vulnerable, and the most unprotected: children, women, the elderly and the like. Violence is the totalitarian ideology of all deviant, aggressive and terrorist groups.
In this connection,
International Gandhi Committee (GC)
on behalf of a global civil society that
sees the salvation and survival of humanity in non-violence,
We Call Upon
National Parliaments, Governments, UN, UNESCO, UNICEF,
The Parliament of the World Religions, UN Women, BRICS, G7 and G20
AS GANDHI'S INTERNATIONAL YEAR of NON-VIOLENCE
IN HONOR OF GANDHI’S 150TH BIRTH ANNIVERSARY, 02/10/2019,
AND APPROVE BY YOUR POLITICAL WILL A PRODIGIOUS SCHEDULE OF EVENTS TO PROMOTE NONVIOLENCE TO ALL NATIONS AND INSTITUTIONS
Only in such an active and not indifferent way can the heritage of Gandhi’s non-violence be preserved and revived at a new scientific and political level.We must master and learn to systematically use nonviolence as a great social force and energy.
“NONVIOLENCE [HARMONY, PEACE] IS THE GREATEST FORCE AT THE DISPOSAL OF MANKIND. IT IS MIGHTIER THAN THE MIGHTIEST WEAPON OF DESTRUCTION DEVISED BY THE INGENUITY OF MAN. NONVIOLENCE IS NOT THE INHERITANCE OF COWARDICE, IT IS ALWAYS HEROISM.
NONVIOLENCE IS THE LAW OF OUR LIFE.”
For this purpose
International Gandhi Committee
the National Parliaments, Governments and International Organizations, as part of the GANDHI'S INTERNATIONAL YEAR of NON-VIOLENCE:
1. Create national and international "Jubilee Gandhi Commissions" of their executive bodies.
2. Approve and finance new programs of educational, interfaith, social and cultural non-violence measures at all levels, that are developed by the Jubilee commissions and to be utilized by all levels of the organization within the first two months of development.
3. For the jubilee year, approve the “Gandhi Commissions” budgets to finance the complexes of educational, interfaith, social and cultural events of non-violence of states and NGOs, developed by the Commissions during the first two months of the year, examples of which are proposed in the GHA “Gandhi Project:”http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=853
4. Recognize as a main method of preservation, development and use of non-violence in all countries, the establishment of a program called the “Gandhi School of Non-violence,” that includes 30 academic hours in all educational institutions, the standard program of which is presented in the GHA named project: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=854
Most populations are not familiar with Gandhi’s work. His teachings are not in schools, so the proposed "Gandhi School" would fill the wide gap of ignorance in non-violence.
The International Gandhi Committee encourages all people of goodwill, peace, love and non-violence to support and sign the proposed termless Petition, so that it can be considered by the National Parliaments, Governments and International Organizations. We encourage you to take an active part in creating in the creation of national non-governmental "Gandhi Committees" to implement at least feasible part of the events offered by the "Gandhi Project".
We also call on all people of goodwill to ignore, expose, resist and boycott any demonization of Gandhi and the social perversion of his non-violence.
The path of humanity, the well being of the biosphere, and the survival of every nation must include the Gandhi "non-violence law of life" and its "greatest force!" This is our only way of life!
“GANDHI PETITION” publication on the GHA website:
In English: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=865
In Russian: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=ru_c&key=801
In Spanish: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=es_c&key=119
In French: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=fr_c&key=148
In Arabic; http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=ar_c&key=17
In Greek: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=gr_c&key=17
PLEASE SIGN the "GANDHI PETITION" at
For more information, please, contact:
Dr. Subhash Chandra. GHA President, Gandhi Committee Vice-Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Dr. Leo Semashko, GHA Founder and Honorary President: email@example.com,
Dr. Ravi Bhatia, Gandhi Committee Vice-Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org,
Mr. Andre Sheldon, Director, Global Strategy of Nonviolence: email@example.com,
Ms. Susana Roberts, Spanish translator, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Mr. Habyarimana Heli, French translator: email@example.com,
Prof. Ammar Banni, Arabic translator: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Takis Ioannides, Greek translator: email@example.com,