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 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,
December 2014. The World Health Organization has jointly published with the United Nations Development Programme, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime the first Global status report on violence prevention 2014. The report is a unique follow-up on the 2002 World Report on Violence and Health and offers data on the efforts to prevent killing and other forms of violence from 133 countries.
November 2014. The participants of the Nonkilling Balkans Forum have just issued the final "Sarajevo Declaration for Nonkilling Balkans" that was drafted upon the discussions of the gathering that was convened in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on August 28-29, 2014. The initial signatories invite all to join the efforts of the Nonkilling Balkans Forum by signing the Declaration and becoming involved in its implementation.
November 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 United Nations addressing the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59), to be held from 9 to 20 March 2015 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
October 2014. The Center for Global Nonkilling extends condolences to family and friends in memory of the great nonviolent Haitian patriot servant-leader Dr. Max Paul. His legacy lives on in the Mission Statement of the Center for Global Nonkilling: To promote change toward the measurable goal of a killing-free world by means open to infinite creativity in reference for life.
October 2014. The Center for Global Nonkilling participated on October 14-15 at the the two-day 2014 Annual Meeting of the Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA), that was hosted in Washington DC, USA, by the Education Development Center. CGNK was represented by Governing Council members Bill Bhaneja and Maorong Jiang, Director Joám Evans Pim and UN Representative Tom Fee.
October 2014. After months of delay due to lack of supplies and the military seizing of its motor, the brand new boat of the "Glenn Paige Nonkilling School" set sail in Lake Tanganyika from the shores of Kazimia, DR Congo, where the school is based. The construction of this boat is an entrepreneurial effort of Mleci nonprofit organization that also runs the school, aiming at making the school economically self-sufficient by managing international freight and passenger transport services across Lake Tanganyika.
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.
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.
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.