Talk:School Day of Non-violence and Peace
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About School Day of Non-violence and Peace (DENIP)
School Day of Non-violence and Peace (DENIP)
By Harold J. Greenberg (Majorca Daily Bulletin, Palma de Mallorca, January, 18, 1990)
The "School Day of Non-violence and Peace" is held on January 30 every year, on the anniversary of the martyrdom in 1948 of Mahatma Gandhi, the great apostle of non-violence.
It will be celebrated, as always, in Majorca. The intiative for this "School Day of Non-violence and Peace" originated in Spain.
In Majorca, it was Llorenç Vidal in 1964 who founded the School Day. He now lives in Cádiz. He was influenced by Lanza del Vasto, a direct disciple of Gandhi. Del Vasto visited Majorca about 15 years ago, and his book "Le Retour aux Origines" ("Return to the Sources"), had an inmediate influence.
The basic message of the "School Day of Non-violence and Peace" states: "Universal Love, Non-violence and Peace. Universal Love is better than egoism. Non-violence is better than violence. Peace is better than war". Non-violence is the attitude of renouncing killing and inflicting pain on all breings in thought, word and action.
The "School Day of Non-violence and Peace" is a non-governmental, international and pioneering initiative of Pacificatory Education in which educational centres of all standards and of all the countries are invited to participate.
It is a practical activity which has neither official programming nor structural lines of action, because the message is one which maintains a permanent nucleus of basic aspects, and permits the free application of each educational centre according to its particular manner.
Professor Eulogio Díaz del Corral has written: "The 'School Day of Non-violence and Peace' was founded in Spain in 1964, when neither in Spain nor abroad did a similar initiative exist. It was maintained through hell and high water in very difficult circumstances, and it is considered the most important pioneering experience of Pacificatory Education of our time, as well as a dynamic nocleus of its promotion at a national and international level".
The "School Day of Non-violence and Peace" is a seed which is planted and cultivated in the hearts of the students. It is a bright, new and positive way of looking at the word and preparing for the future.
Harold J. Greenberg (Majorca Daily Bulletin, Palma de Mallorca, January, 18, 1990)
See too Llorenç Vidal: Fundamentos teóricos del "Día Escolar de la No-violencia y la Paz" (DENIP), Educación XXI, revista de la Facultad de Educación de la Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid, núm. 6 (in spanish).
DENIP and World Association of Early Childhood Educators (AMEI-WAECE)]
DENIP and World Association of Early Childhood Educators (AMEI-WAECE) --Ayounali (talk) 20:44, 9 May 2010 (UTC)