Nonkilling is THE Measure of Human Progress

The Center for Global Nonkilling has a unique mission that is both inspirational for individuals and transformative for societies: To promote change toward the measurable goal of a killing-free world by means open to human creativity in reverence for life. To make every person a center for global nonkilling requires innovative research, global education & training, as well as a monitoring program that measures progress and reveals the way forward. Download brochure.

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  • Nepali and Bangla translations of Nonkilling Global Political Science Published

    October 2014. Two new translations of Glenn D. Paige’s book Nonkilling Global Political Science have been released over the past weeks: Nepali and Bangla. Both translations were done locally by CGNK Research Committee members Dr. Pradeep Dhakal, who serves as Director of the Chetanalaya Institute for Humanity, Peace & Spirituality, in Nepal, and Dr. Rashida Khanam, Professor of Political Science at the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh.

    Akhanda Nepal Party consults with CGNK on nonkilling policy

    September 2014. Representatives from the Akhanda Nepal Party visited Honolulu, Hawaii, during the second week of September for a consultation with the Center for Global Nonkilling on how to make the principle of nonkilling a core feature of their political platform and future policies. The Akhanda Nepal delegation included the Party's president and Member of Parliament Mr. Kumar Khadka and Dr. Pradeep Dhakal, party spokesperson and Director of the Chetanalaya Institute for Humanity, Peace & Spirituality.

    Nonkilling at the UN Human Rights Council

    September 2014. 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 27th session of the Human Rights Council, that is being held in Geneva between September 8-26, 2014.

    Center for a Nonkilling Balkans to be established in Sarajevo

    September 2014. One of the outcomes of the August 28-29 Nonkilling Balkans Forum, held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, is the decision to create in the near future a Center for a Nonkilling Balkans that can serve as focal point for activists, academics and civil society in the promotion of a nonkilling ethic based on the region's cultures and history.

    Nonkilling Community Flag Awarded to Bosanski Petrovac

    August 2014. The Center for Global Nonkilling presented its first Nonkilling Communities Flag and Award to the Municipality of Bosanski Petrovac, located in the Una-Sana Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The award ceremony took place in the town hall of Bosanski Petrovac on August 26 with the participation of Mayor Zlatko Hujić, Municipal Assembly President Dušan Došen, Nonkilling Balkans Forum Founder Rifet Bahtijaragić, and community and media representatives.

    Nonkilling Balkans Forum to be held in Sarajevo

    August 2014. The Nonkilling Balkans Forum Initiative will be organizing in collaboration with the Center for Global Nonkilling and the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Nonkilling Balkans Exploratory Forum on August 28 and 29, 2014. The Forum follows the tracks of the Nonkilling Korea: Six Culture Exploratory Seminar (Seoul, August 2010) but with significant innovations and regional dimensions.

    CGNK Granted Special Consultative Status with the UN ECOSOC

    July 2014. The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at its Coordination and management meeting in July 2014 adopted the recommendation of the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations to grant Special Consultative Status to the Center for Global Nonkilling.

    A Department for Peace Toward a Nonkilling Philippines

    June 2014. “Urgent need to establish the Department for Peace” was published by CGNK Governing Council member Jose “Pepe” Abueva in the The Bohol Chronicle weekly newspaper on June 1, 2014. Abueva suggests a number of institutional proposals to advance nonkilling in the the Philippines.

    Urgent need to establish the Department for Peace

    New book: "The Principle of Nonviolence: A Philosophical Path"

    June 2014. The Center for Global Nonkilling has just launched an historic translation of of Le principe de non-violence: Parcours philosophique by French philosopher-writer-activist Jean-Marie Muller. The book, now published as The Principle of Nonviolence: A Philosophical Path was first published by Desclee de Brouwer in Paris in 1995.

    Nonkilling Scientific Workshop held in the Netherlands

    May 2014. The Center for Global Nonkilling organized in partnership with the Lorentz Center and several other institutions a week-long scientific workshop on "The Bio-Social Bases for Nonkilling and Nonviolent Behavior".

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