November 2011. CGNK expanded its group of Honorary Sponsors incorporating Colombian artist and activist Juan Esteban Aristizábal Vásquez (“Juanes”) as a new member. Juanes initiated his relation with CGNK three years ago and has supported the translation into Spanish of Paige’s Nonkilling Global Political Science which will soon be published with a Foreword by the musician.
November 2011. CGNK will organize during this week (November 16-17) its second Exploratory Colloquium which will explore what role of cultures in contributing to a world without killing, bringing together a group of prominent scholars from a wide array of theoretical, empirical and methodological approaches and also different academic and geographical backgrounds.
November 2011. We wish to announce that in 2012, the Center for Global Nonkilling will be undertaking a strategic restructuring process, while new initiatives will be launched in continued support of the Center's mission. Beginning November 1, 2011, all Center correspondence should be directed to Joám Evans Pim (email@example.com). Other members of the founding leadership team will be leading new nonkilling initiatives. We will provide periodic updates as the restructuring process continues and new initiatives are begun.
October 2011. The Movement for a Nonkilling Philippines has succeded in submitting an historical draft Bill "Declaring a Peaceful and Nonkilling Philippines as a National Goal and Establishing 'The Philippine Index of Killing/Nonkilling' for the Purpose". In its 14th Congress, Senator Villar introduced the bill in the Senate of the Philippines which was based on a draft by Dr. Abueva. The particulars of the Bill are in "S.B.
October 2011. From October 2 to 14, CGNK convened its third Nonkilling Global Leadership Academy in Honolulu, Hawai`i. Fifteen young leaders from around the world attended to learn more about nonkilling principles and strategies, and how to incorporate these concepts into their various areas of leadership. Academy Fellows came from Nepal, Rwanda, Canada, Palestine, Liberia, Israel, Kenya, Colombia, Guatemala, Thailand, Iran, the United States and Hawai'i itself, representing academic, advocacy, arts, business, education, media, nonprofit and government institutions.
September 2011. The Center for Global Nonkilling visited its Mozambican partner FOMICRES (Mozambican Force for Crime Investigation and Social Reinsertion) to continue to move forward the "Nonkilling is Possible" ("Não matar é possível!") national initiative started by FOMICRES in June. The project builds upon the nonprofit's years of experience on collecting and destroying weapons of war and will now also encompass a more holistic approach to common security in local communities.
September 2011. The Center for Global Nonkilling participated on September 6-7 in the Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA) 5th Milestones of a Global Campaign for Violence Prevention Meeting: "Joining forces, empowering prevention", organized in Cape Town, South Africa, by the World Health Organization.
July 2011. The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation has just released a video of the 27th Annual Evening for Peace including a speech by Prof. Glenn D. Paige where the concept of Nonkilling and the origin of the Center for Global Nonkilling are introduced. The video was produced by the University of California TV following the Distinguished Peace Leadership Award ceremony which gathered over 250 people in Santa Barbara, CA, on October 29, also honoring Reverend James Lawson, mentor to Martin Luther King, Jr.
June 2011. Professor Chaiwat Satha-Anand from Thammasat University and a founding member of the Center for Global Nonkilling Leadership Team co-hosted a two-day conference on "Protecting Sacred Spaces" on May 28-29, 2011. The Conference co-hosts were the Toda Institute, CGNK and the Peace Information Center, Foundation for Democracy
and Development Studies. The conference was supported by TODA , the Berghof Foundation, the Australian Embassy, the Open Society Foundation and the Foundation for Democracy and Development Studies.
June 2011. The Center for Global Nonkilling has just released its latest book Nonkilling Geography, which includes a selection of eight chapters prepared by members of its Nonkilling Geography Research Committee and edited by James Tyner and Joshua Inwood. The volume can be downloaded for free from CGNK's website and paperback copies can be ordered at US$ 10.