Monday, 30 January 2017

Peace ain’t no piece of cake…But they’re both pretty tasty!

With the world celebrating the “School Day of Non-violence and Peace” today, here in the WOSAG office we are thinking about personalities of the world who helped attain global peace and one of such respected persons is Mahatma Gandhi.

To make this day a memorable one, we came up with a number of activities which include making origami doves which symbolize peace and each team member wrote down a personal peace quote. We also had a discussion about peace and violence in the office where everyone expressed his or her opinions on the topic. Below are our individual personal peace quotes;

Team WOSAG united against violence

Ella : Let’s unite to end violence
Roz : Peace comes from an understanding and interest in our fellow humans.
Mariam : Violence slows down the development of a country so let's promote peace.
Sala : Peace for today and peace forever.
Dominique : Peace comes from within.
Mercy : Encourage peace.
Dernica : Peace isn’t absence of conflict but rather the ability to handle conflict through peaceful means.
Lindsay: Peace ain’t no piece of cake…But they’re both pretty tasty.
Auggy : Peace is like the feeling of peeing on yourself. .You feel the depth of its warmth but unable to describe its true feeling to others.



Feel free to let us know your opinions.

Peace is neither the absence of conflict, a refuge from injustice, the silencing of those who suffer,
nor is it achieved with weapons or domination by the strongest nor the silencing of differences.

Peace is when we create and live out that “every man, every woman is my brother, my sister” without distinction of country, race, color, gender, social status or creed. Total Peace can be accomplished when we feel that we are a universal family with seven billion brothers and sisters.

Today is the School Day of Non-violence and Peace which takes place on January 30 every year. This day marks the death of the national and spiritual leader of India, Mahatma Gandhi, and was founded by the Spanish poet Llorenç Vidal Vidal in Majorca in 1964.

Non-violence and Peace Day 2017

Mahatma Gandhi was born in Porbandar, India, on 2 October 1869. After earning a degree in law in England, he settled in South Africa and fought there against the discrimination suffered by Indians. Returning to India he organized non-violent resistance against colonialism, promoting non-cooperation with the British administration. Imprisoned on numerous occasions, in 1937 as the leader of the movement of millions for independence, he was able to mobilize for peace or halt the violence. He tried to stop clashes between Hindus and Muslims that occurred after independence in August 1947 (Gandhi fought against the division of India into two States, India and Pakistan, one Hindu and other Muslim). He was assassinated on January 30, 1948, but he is still considered to be an icon of peace today.

The "School Day of Non-violence and Peace" is observed on the anniversary of the death of Mahatma Gandhi, in schools all over the world. Its basic and permanent message is: "Universal love, non-violence and peace. Universal love is better than egoism, non-violence is better than violence, and peace is better than war".

Former Director-General of UNESCO, Federico Mayor Zaragoza, has been promoting the School Day of Non-violence and Peace for decades, saying "we can not achieve a sustainable development without a culture of peace".

 By Auggy & Mariam. 

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