Center for Global Nonkilling

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Center for Global Nonkilling (formerly Center for Global Nonviolence)
Honolulu, Hawai‘i
TypeNon-governmental organization
Area served
Methodeducation, action, advocacy, research, innovation
Key people
Glenn D. Paige, Chair

The Center for Global Nonkilling (originally known as the Center for Global Nonviolence) is an international non-profit organization focused on the promotion of change toward the measurable goal of a killing-free world. The Center for Global Nonkilling is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council and a participant organization of the World Health Organization's Violence Prevention Alliance.[1]


The history of the Center for Global Nonkilling started in 1988 in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, as the "Center for Global Nonviolence Planning Project", an exploratory initiative set up at the Spark M. Matsunaga Institute of Peace, University of Hawai‘i, by Professor Glenn D. Paige.[2] Its purpose was to be a creative facilitator of research, education-training, and action in the form of problem-solving leadership for nonviolent global transformation. During this phase the Center was responsible for a series of publications [3] and events in partnership with the University of Hawai‘i.

In 1994 the Center for Global Nonviolence was finally established as an independent nonprofit, focusing on research and networking. Notable outcomes where the publication of Nonkilling Global Political Science[4] in 2002 and the celebration of the "First Global Nonkilling Leadership Forum" in November 2007, Co-chaired by Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire. A major outcome from the Forum was the acknowledged need and demonstrated support for establishing a successor Center for Global Nonkilling, along with an associated Global Nonkilling Leadership Academy. This would come about in 2008 with the transition from Center for Global Nonviolence to Center for Global Nonkilling.[5]

On its official website, the Center for Global Nonkilling defines its mission as the following:

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  1. ^ [Violence Prevention Alliance]
  2. ^ "State of Hawai'i Senate Peace Day Award" (2008)
  3. ^ Nonviolence in Hawaii's Spiritual Traditions, 1991 (ISBN 1880309009); Buddhism and Nonviolent Global Problem-Solving: Ulan Bator Explorations, 1991; Nonviolence Speaks to Power, 1992 (ISBN 188030905X); Islam and Nonviolence, 1993 (ISBN 1-880309-0608); To Nonviolent Political Science: From Seasons of Violence, 1993 (ISBN 1880309076); Hawai'i Journeys in Nonviolence: Autobiographical Reflections, 1995 (ISBN 1880309106).
  4. ^ Glenn D. Paige, Nonkilling Global Political Science. Center for Global Nonkilling, 2002; 3rd ed. 2009. [1]
  5. ^ Report of the Forum, Glenn D. Paige, Joám Evans Pim, editors, Global Nonkilling Leadership
  6. ^ Center for Global Nonkilling Archived September 15, 2009, at the Wayback Machine

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