March 2015. On the afternoon of January 7, having heard that an attack had been carried out in the premises of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, I found out on the internet that Cabu figured among the journalists killed. This piece of news deeply moved me. I had come across him on several occasions during my life as an activist, and we had developed a certain friendship. The smile that lit his face expressed great serenity. He showed great gentleness.
March 2015. The World Health Organization's Violence Prevention Alliace Academic Collaborations Project Group, in which CGNK is actively involved, will be organizing a side-meeting bringing together researchers and violence prevention practitioners/policy makers one day prior to the 7th Milestones Meeting (22-23 September 2014 in Geneva). Please disseminate the attached call for proposals widely within your networks.
Call for Proposals – Meeting to bring together academics and implementers
March 2015. The Center for Global Nonkilling, in its capacity of non-governmental organization in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council, submitted a formal written statement to the UN Secretary General addressing the 28th session of the Human Rights Council, that is being held in Geneva between March 2-27, 2015.
March 2015. Åbo Akademi University in Vasa, home of the Programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research, will co-organize with the Center for Global Nonkilling, a exploratory interdisciplinary conference on March 23-25, 2015 focusing on the role and potential of education in bringing about a killing-free world. The event will bring toghether scholars and practitioners in the fields of education, anthropology, psychology, political science and philosophy to promote a creative exchange of ideas.
February 2015. At the invitation of Professor Dr. Anoop Swarup, Vice Chancellor of new Jagran Lakecity University in Bhopal, India, Dr. Bill Bhaneja Vice Chair of CGNK participted in the Igniting Minds Lecture Series organized by the University's School of Law & School of Humanities and Arts. Bill met on February 12 and 13 with the faculty and students and delivered a keynote address on "Nonkilling Society" outlining finer distinctions between peace, nonviolence and nonkilling and imminent importance of Nonkilling in the 21st Century.
February 2015. On the eve of 70th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's Naokhali peace march to quell communal riots at the time of India's Partition and Independence in August 1947, CGNK Vice Chair Dr. Bill Bhaneja attended the Peace Summit in Kolkata on February 2-3, 2015. Dr. Bhaneja was invited by the founder of Himsamukta Andolan (Violence Free India) movement chair and CGNK Honorary Sponsor Prof. Dr. N. R.
January 2015. CGNK's accredited Representative at the United Nations in Geneva Christophe Barbey delivered the following Oral Statement at the Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group (OEWG) on the Right to Peace informal consultation that took place on January 30 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. The Human Righta Council has been working on the right to peace since 2008 (resolution 8/9). The goal of the Working Group, established by the UN's Human Rights Council resolution 20/15, is to develop a Draft United Nations Declaration on the Right to Peace.
January 2015. On behalf of the worldwide associates of the Center for Global Nonkilling, it is a privilege to felicitate the organizers, sponsors, and participants in the 2015 Gandhi Peace Mission to commemorate Gandhiji’s courageous mission to stop communal killing in Noakhali from November 7, 1946 to February 4, 1947. Gandhi’s mission included walking barefoot for up to 4 miles per day with overnight stays in 47 villages.
January 2015. The Paris march for unity on Sunday, January 11, 2015 attracted more than a million people and world leaders including Germany’s Merkel, Britain’s Cameron, Turkey’s Davutoglu, Israel’s Netanyahu, and Palestine’s Abbas, among others. This extraordinary action by leaders and citizens is in response to perhaps the bloodiest week in the last half of a century in France with 17 dead.
December 2014. CGNK Honorary Sponsor Máiread Maguire delivered the following Address at the 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Rome, Italy, on December 12-14, 2014. In her address Máiread calls Upon Pope Francis to Replace Just War Theory with Theology of Peace, Nonkilling and Nonviolence.
APPEAL TO HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO REPLACE JUST WAR THEORY WITH THEOLOGY OF PEACE, NONKILLING, AND NONVIOLENCE
Dear Brothers and Sisters,