International Day of Nonviolence 2021

MK Gandhi

The International Day of Nonviolence is marked every year on October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, one of the prominent faces of the Indian freedom struggle and the pioneer of the nonviolent philosophy and approach. As we mark the International Day of Non-violence, proposed by the United Nations in 2007, we remember the Indian freedom fighter born as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. The International Day of Non-Violence honours how Gandhi’s practise and legacy has influenced global, non-violent protests.

Gandhi popularised the renowned Sanskrit adage ‘Ahimsa Paramo Dharma,’ which loosely translates to ‘non-violence is the highest moral value.’

The International Day of Nonviolence was first commemorated in 2007, when the United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution on June 15, 2007, declaring that this day provides an opportunity to “disseminate the message of nonviolence, particularly via education and public awareness.”

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International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste

International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste

Wednesday, 29 September 2021 is International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste. Reducing food losses and waste is essential in a world where the number of people affected by hunger has been slowly on the rise since 2014, and tons and tons of edible food are lost and/or wasted every day.

The International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste is an opportunity to call to action both the public (national or local authorities) and the private sector (businesses and individuals), to prioritise actions and move ahead with innovation to reduce food loss and waste towards restoring and building back better and resilient-ready, food systems.

Read more and discover what you can do. Take action, start something. Stop food loss and waste. For the people. For the planet.

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The Still Point

The Still PointFor those who live on the surface of life with all its flotsam and jetsam – and marine litter (plastics, mainly) – it would appear that matters are rising to a crescendo. We have global warming, fire-storms, drought, civil war, nations testing nuclear arms as a show of strength and this virus mutation has caused hospitals to be overwhelmed. First responders are becoming exhausted and gripped by compassion fatigue. Where is the still point, the place of being and awareness of our true nature? Where is the still point of this turning world?

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International Day of Peace – Peace Day Live event

 International Day of Peace - Peace Day Live eventThe United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet gave one statement to youth at a live event observing International Day of Peace, 21 September 2021. Michelle Bachelet told, In schools, in workplaces, in elections, in our neighbourhoods – in every context, we can work to uphold the human rights of everyone around us. Thank you for doing that work.

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2021 International Day of Peace

2021 International Day of Peace

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.

In 2021, as we heal from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are inspired to think creatively and collectively about how to help everyone recover better, how to build resilience, and how to transform our world into one that is more equal, more just, equitable, inclusive, sustainable, and healthier.

The pandemic is known for hitting the underprivileged and marginalized groups the hardest. By April 2021, over 687 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered globally, but over 100 countries have not received a single dose. People caught in conflict are especially vulnerable in terms of lack of access to healthcare.

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The September Full Moon – the Pisces Full Moon

Full MoonThis Full Moon comes at a time where many regions on Earth have been hit by multiple natural and biological disasters, while climate change has continued to warm the world, exacerbating the impacts. While the turbulence of this world of maya, illusion, seeks to afflict the mind, the path forward shown by the planets is one of steadiness, looking within and following the inner guidance.

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International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

The ozone layer hole  2021September 16 is International Day for Preservation of the Ozone Layer. The ozone layer, a fragile shield of gas, protects the Earth from the harmful portion of the rays of the sun, thus helping preserve life on the planet. The ozone layer hole has grown considerably in the past week after an average start. This year, in the space of one week, the Ozone Layer has grown larger than the Antarctic.

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Observing Ganesh Chaturthi

Observing Ganesh ChaturthiGanesh Chaturthi, also called Vinayaka Chavithi, is an auspicious Hindu festival which is celebrated for 10 days every year. The festival is celebrated in the Bhadra month as per the Hindu calendar which generally falls in mid-August to September. It marks the birthday of the beloved elephant-headed Lord Ganesha. This year, Ganesh Chaturthi begins on 10th September, and all the festivities will end on 21st September.

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September 7: World Clean Air Day

September 7: World Clean Air DaySeptember 7 is World Day of Clean Air. The 2021 theme for the International Day of Clean Air for blue skies is “Healthy Air, Healthy Planet” which emphasizes the health aspects of air pollution, especially considering the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Infinite Being

Infinite BeingWe are born into a world of duality, of hot and cold, hard and soft, he and she, night and day, home and outside. What transcends all of this duality? What is the still point of this turning world that we seek? Is it out there somewhere? Is it at the end of a seminar I pay $$$ for? Is it given by this teacher or that Master? We are human beings. What is within your being?

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What is most comfortable for you?

What is most comfortable for you?Some people – well intentioned – tell you of this treatment or that meditation, and urge you to take up their experience or a new path. Is this spiritually right for you? Only you know. The Source has shared that your personal spiritual path is what feels most comfortable to you. (This is not letting you off conscience; conscience is the impression / communications from Source within you).

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Human Values for Kids Free e-Books

Human Values for KidsThe Adventures in Human Values™ children’s books are based on simple, yet powerful stories centering on human values. Each book is beautifully illustrated and contains positive messages for kids to help them become heroes and change the world around them. The first four series of 9 books are available for reading.

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Hayagreeva Jayanti 2021

Hayagreeva and ConsortHayagreeva (Hayagriva) Jayanti is believed to be the day when Hayagreva incarnation of Lord Vishnu appeared on earth. Hayagreeva Jayanti 2021 date is August 21. (For some communities it is on August 22). Hayagreeva is a unique incarnation of Lord Vishnu with the head of a horse and the body of a human being. The purpose of this Avatar was to retrieve the stolen Vedas from the demons.

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