Join Our Herd For 64 Days!
A season for Nonviolence, January 30 – April 4, is a national 64-day educational, media, and grassroots campaign dedicated to demonstrating that nonviolence is a powerful way to heal, transform, and empower our lives and our communities. Inspired by the 50th and 30th memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this international event honors their vision for an empowered, nonviolent world. (The Association For Global New Thought)
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
We learn to practice nonviolence one step at a time, one choice at a time, one day at a time. Through our daily nonviolent choices and action, the noble and courageous spirit within each of us expresses itself as the skills, wisdom and character of a nonviolent human being. This is how we each, in our own way, move the world in a direction of peace.
WHY EMPOWERED BY HORSES?
We are excited to take part in this extraordinary campaign, especially while having launched our Bully Free Communities Initiative for 2012. We aspire to provide a platform for families to connect with each other and their community for the next 64 days in order to practice nonviolence.
WHY DO WE CARE?
Violence is a destructive force that harms every one involved from the perpetrator, to witnesses and of course the victim. It is usually thought of in terms of something harmful done by one or more persons to one or more others. While this common understanding of violence is undesirable so is the more prevalent violence that is self-inflicted. This includes bullying, substance abuse, eating disorders, and negative self-thoughts. Violence is on the rise in schools, and how could it be otherwise with the influence of violence so pervasive in our culture?
In the move toward nonviolence, ideas, influence and practice are paramount. The current conditions are extremely imbalanced to the side of violence. We must provide our youth with the tools of nonviolence in order to empower them to make nonviolent choices. This is exactly what the 64 Ways teaching guide has been designed to do.
Please Join Us! We welcome your comments and invite you to share your experiences with the 64 ways on our blog or visit our facebook page to comment.