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Season for Nonviolence begins

January 30

The Season for Nonviolence is a global grassroots campaign dedicated to raising awareness about the transformative power of nonviolence. It was established by Arun Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson, as a yearly event celebrating the philosophies and lives of Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. Since 1998, the Season has marked the 64 calendar days between the memorial anniversary of the assassination of Gandhi on January 30 and that of King on April 4. Individuals, schools, and organizations in 900 cities in 67 countries have participated since the campaign began.

The objective is to create an awareness of nonviolent principles as a powerful way to heal, transform, and empower our lives and communities. The 64 Daily Practices, one for each day of the season, teach and inspire individuals and organizations to actively seek out nonviolent means to empower themselves and co-exist in peace together in community. Learn more from the Mahatma Gandhi Canadian Foundation for World Peace.