A Global Initiative (Satyagraha) for #ChooseNonviolentDefence

A Global Initiative (Satyagraha) for #ChooseNonviolentDefence

10 September 2018
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Signatures: 2,201Next Goal: 2,500
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Why this petition matters

Started by Shanti Sahyog Center for Nonviolence

There is no war that will end all wars.”

                       - Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

He who wishes to fight must first count the cost. … A kingdom that has once been destroyed can never come again into being; nor can the dead ever be brought back to life.” 

                      -   Sun Tzu, The Art of War  

The cost of war is tremendous and we, ordinary citizens, are the ones who must bear the consequences. Shanti Sahyog Centre for Nonviolence (CFN) is committed to

                       ‘A World Beyond Violence & War.’

Did you know?

  • Global Military expenditure per minute is over USD 3.5 million.
  • 18,000 children die daily in our global village due to malnutrition and lack of health care. (UNICEF)

What is Nonviolent Defence?

  •  Nonviolent Defence is the recognition of nonviolence as an instrument of conflict resolution on the national and international stage.
  • Nonviolent Defence doesn’t seek to replace military defence, but to complement it.
  • Nonviolent Defence stems from love and trust, rather than mistrust and aggression. It seeks to preserve human lives and upholds peace and brother/sisterhood as the highest goals.

Nonviolent Defence draws its legitimacy from the following:-

1.     The Preamble of the United Nations Charter which states:
‘We the peoples of the United Nations determined to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war.’

2.     Article 18 of the United Nations Convention on Human Rights which states:
‘Each Individual has the right to ...Freedom of Conscience.’


  • Our aim is to politically legitimise nonviolence as an instrument  of conflict resolution.
  • To this end, #ChooseNonviolentDefence petitions for all National Governments & the United Nations for the following:

                1. That without giving up the present Military Defence, a parallel,     Nonviolent Defence be introduced in National Defence Systems  globally.   

               2. The Legal Democratic Option for training in either: 

                    a)     Nonviolent Defence

                    b)     Present Armed Military Defence

               3.  The Legal Democratic Option to pay our Defence Tax for either

                    a)     Nonviolent Defence or

                    b)     Present Armed Military Defence     


1.  Signing the Petition for #ChooseNonviolentDefence here: https://goo.gl/nqujDe

2.  Making a symbolic donation of a minimum of USD 1 or INR 5 to help collect USD 3.5 Million+ (one minute of global military expenditure) to fund Shanti Sahyog Education Project for Slums.

Paytm Number for Indian Nationals: +91 82856 77777.
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For the remaining strategies, please visit us;  

1.      Website-    https://shantisahyog.org/cfn-bulletin/

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3.     Facebook-  https://www.facebook.com/shantisahyog/

There is no looking back!

We believe WE CAN.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”

                                                          -   Margaret Mead

The POWER to bring this change is in YOUR hands.

Help us collect 10,000 signatures for the petition #Choosenonviolentdefence

For more details, contact

Dr. Suman Khanna Aggarwal,                                                    Former Prof. of Philosophy, Delhi University.                                      President & Founder Shanti Sahyog- a Gandhian NGO   &        Shanti Sahyog Centre for Nonviolence (CFN)

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