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International Day of Non-Violence

2 October 2019

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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 2 of October, repeating indefinitely

Gandhi memorial by Steve Fernle on flickr.com

2 October every year: Sharing the message of non-violence through education and public awareness.

The International Day of Non-Violence is marked on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence. It is seen as an opportunity to “disseminate the message of non-violence, including through education and public awareness”. For further information, visit the UN’s International Day of Non-Violence web page.

You can find teaching resources relating to non-violence by browsing through the ones listed in our database under the topic of ‘Peace’. You can also find out more about the life of Gandhi on the BBC iWonder¬†and BBC Religion web pages.

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