Catholic Nonviolence Days of Action 2023

21 September – 2 October 2023

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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 use the Vow of Nonviolence 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.

Take part

The Catholic Nonviolence Days of Action offer various resources and activities to engage in. You can:

Additionally, discover inspiring stories from nonviolent social movements and express support for organisations bringing about nonviolent change in their respective contexts. For example: 

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. 

Discover all resources

Discover the resources that are new in 2023:

View the tools & resources guide ‘Making Active Nonviolence Our Way of Life in the Church and the World‘. 

Read more about the Catholic Nonviolence Days of Action in 2022, 2021 and 2020