The Catholic Nonviolence Days of Action take place from 21 September (International Day of Peace) until 2 October (International Day of Nonviolence and Gandhi’s birthday). These days, people worldwide are encouraged to come together in solidarity to promote and celebrate nonviolence. Aligned with Campaign Nonviolence, the Week of Prayer for Peace in Palestine and Israel, and the Season of Creation, this event provides an opportunity to recognise the power of nonviolence in our faith and around the globe.
Blessed are the feet of those who bring nonviolence
This year’s theme is ‘Blessed are the feet of those who bring nonviolence’. It calls for embracing the work of the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative and the Vow of Nonviolence. You can learn about their initiatives and take part in prayer and reflection individually or with your parish community on 2 October, the International Day of Nonviolence.
Interested in a closer look into the Vow of Nonviolence?
It is available in no less than 7 languages here.
The Catholic Nonviolence Days of Action offer various resources and activities to engage in. You can:
- Share your thoughts on the Vow of Nonviolence on social media.
- Join prayer services built around the theme.
- View Pope Francis’ video on nonviolence.
Ready to take it a step further? Promote the event on social media and repost the daily action ideas. Keep an eye out on the following pages:
Additionally, discover inspiring stories from nonviolent social movements and express support for organisations bringing about nonviolent change in their respective contexts. For example:
Let’s embrace nonviolence together and make a positive impact on the world!
Share hope and solidarity during the days
These Pax Christi partner organisations are all working to bring about nonviolent change in their own context. Alone or with a group, find out more about them and send an email of support and encouragement to one or more.
- South Sudan Council of Churches: www. sscchurches.org/ and email
Fr James Oyet Latansio, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Serpaj Mexico: www.serpajmx.org and email Pietro Ameglio email@example.com
- Pax Christi Germany, this year celebrating 75 years of peace-work.
http://www.paxchristi.de/ and www.aktivgewaltfrei.de/ and email firstname.lastname@example.org
- DHUMA, Human Rights and Environmental Organisations, Peru
- Miriam College, Centre for Peace Education, Philippines
www.mc.edu.ph/cpe/ and email Loreta Castro email@example.com
More resources and events here https://nonviolencejustpeace.net/cnvda-2023/
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