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Sunday October 2, 2016 is International Day of Non-Violence.

“There are people in this world who have gone about making the changes they thought necessary without violence or pure brute force, and these are the people that this day celebrates. No matter where you live, there’s no denying that a day celebrating non-violent ways of making a statement and bringing about change is long overdue, and that these peaceful strategies for fighting injustice more than definitely deserve their own day.

This day is observed on October 2nd in honor of the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, one of the most influential political activists of all time. Gandhi used nonviolent civil disobedience to eventually overthrow the British, who ruled India at the time. The independence of his country was not the only issue Gandhi found important … he was also keenly interested in building good relationships between people of different religions and ethnicity, expanding women’s rights, and reducing the amount of poverty. After his assassination in 1948, he has never been forgotten, and is called “the father of the nation” by most Indians. On June 15th, 2007, the United Nations General Assembly voted to make the anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth the International Day of Non-Violence. The day is mostly dedicated to spreading the message of non-violence to as many people as possible in all countries of the world.

Honor this day by reading children the life story of Gandhi, and like others, such as Civil Rights activists Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks, Beatles star John Lennon, humanitarian activist and “King of Calypso” Harry Belafonte, and of course anti-apartheid movement leader Nelson Mandela. Children can be cruel to one another, so it is important to instill strong feelings of right and wrong in your children in hopes they will become good, strong adults. Children are, after all, the future.” ^sPm – #sharpharmade Fr ‘Days of the Year’ http://ow.ly/i/nzugQ

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