The International Peace Museum embraces the essence of nonviolence, understanding that it’s a journey taken step by step, choice by choice, and day by day. Each individual contributes uniquely to steer the world toward peace through their everyday nonviolent decisions and actions. This embodies the spirit of the Season for Nonviolence, fostering harmony at home, in schools, workplaces, and communities.

The Gandhi/ King Season for Nonviolence spans from January 30 to April 4, encompassing 64 calendar days between the commemorative dates of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s. Initiated by Dr. Arun Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson, and The Association for Global New Thought, this annual campaign has engaged participants in 900 cities across 67 countries since its inception in 1998.

During A Season For Nonviolence, our goal is to instill an understanding of nonviolent principles and practices as potent tools for healing, transformation, and empowerment within our lives and societies. The Season’s purpose, coupled with the 64 Daily Practices, aims to educate and motivate individuals and communities. Together, we actively seek nonviolent approaches to empower ourselves and others, fostering peaceful coexistence and communal prosperity.


Why It’s important NOW!

A Season for Nonviolence holds significant importance in today’s world for several reasons:

Promotion of Peaceful Solutions: In a world often marked by conflicts and divisions, the Season for Nonviolence serves as a reminder of the potency of nonviolent approaches in resolving disputes and differences. It emphasizes that peaceful means can lead to more sustainable and lasting solutions than violence or aggression.

Empowerment of Individuals: It empowers individuals by showcasing that each person has the capacity to effect positive change through their daily choices and actions. It encourages people to embrace nonviolence not just as an absence of physical aggression but as a way of life encompassing empathy, understanding, and constructive communication.

Advocacy for Social Justice: Nonviolence is intrinsically linked to social justice movements. The Season for Nonviolence rekindles the spirit of historic movements led by figures like Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., reminding us of the power of peaceful protests and civil disobedience in advocating for justice and equality.

Global Harmony and Unity: In an interconnected world facing various global challenges, the Season for Nonviolence advocates for unity, collaboration, and understanding among diverse communities. It highlights the importance of respecting differences and finding common ground to foster a more harmonious world.

Building Resilient Communities: Nonviolence is a tool for building resilient and inclusive communities. It encourages dialogue, cooperation, and mutual respect, creating environments where people feel safer, more supported, and more willing to contribute positively to society.

Education and Awareness: The Season for Nonviolence serves as an educational platform, spreading awareness about the principles of nonviolence and its positive impact on individuals and societies. It inspires discussions, reflections, and actions aimed at cultivating a more peaceful and compassionate world.

In essence, the Season for Nonviolence remains most relevant today as a beacon of hope, urging us to strive for a world where conflicts are resolved peacefully, justice prevails, and humanity thrives through compassion and understanding.