The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) joins the United Nations and communities around the world in recognizing the International Day of Non-Violence on Sunday, October 2, 2016. This important day is in honor of Mahatma Ghandi, a world figure that embodied peace, love, justice, and human dignity.

 The International Day of Non-Violence is a time set aside by the United Nations to encourage global community discussions and action in pursuit of peace, peaceful resolution to conflict, and awareness and acceptance of the rich and unique diversity of all of humanity. This year’s International Day of Non-violence will sadly be met with intense conflict and violence throughout several regions of the world and an increase in violent crime and gun violence here in the United States. Now is more important than ever for all peace loving people around the world to take pause and encourage effective conflict resolution, peaceful dialogue among nations and people, and unity around the principles of human rights.

 “In honor of the birth of Mahatma Ghandi, a global figure  that represents the essence of peace and human dignity, it is important that we use the International Day of Non-Violence as a platform to strive for peace and justice around the world,” said Imad Hamad AHRC Executive Director.

 AHRC-USA encourages all in the community to find peaceful ways to resolve differences and conflict and to advocate for peace, justice, and the protection of human rights whenever and where ever possible. 

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