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Season for Nonviolence
& 11 Minutes for Peace!

The Season for Nonviolence (SNV), January 30th through April 4th, is about celebrating, educating and advocating in nonviolence and peacebuilding.  This 64-day event was co-founded in 1998 by Dr. Arun Gandhi and the Association for Global New Thought 

In honor of this important commemoration, we ask you to take the February 2022 11 Minute Action for HR 1111.

  • Celebrate those who teach us about nonviolence and peacebuilding and honor the peacebuilder within each of us: the Dalai Lama, Mahatma Gandhi, Dolores Huerta, Azim Khamisa, Rev./Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., John Lennon, Avon Mattison and more.  We begin SNV 2022 in gratitude for the life and messages of Thich Nhat Hanh, who passed recently. He said, "Ignorance, discrimination, fear, craving and violence are the real enemies of humanity."  Enjoy his wisdom here: https://vimeo.com/141231820/e2522fd972
  • Educate our children and ourselves about nonviolence. See these resources, quotes and lesson plan ideas:
  • Advocate during the month of February by calling specific members of Congress to cosponsor HR 1111. For each month there is a new list.  The February list includes Congress members who recognized the importance of peace education and are cosponsors of the African American History Act (HR 6261).  Ask them to also cosponsor HR 1111 which calls, in part, for an Office of Peace Education and Training. See the list below and click the button to get info to help you make your calls.

~ February Focus ~

Education is key to nonviolence and peacebuilding. During the Season for Nonviolence, in February 2022 ask these 11 to commit to HR 1111 by cosponsoring the DoP Act of 2021.  Ask them to contact DoP Sponsor Barbara Lee’s office to sign on (Gregory.adams@mail.house.gov or 202-225-2661).  Let us know who you called by writing nancy@peacealliance.org

  • Alma Adams (NC-12) - 202-225-1510
  • Karen Bass (CA-37) - 202-225-7084
  • Jamaal Bowman (NY-16) - 202-225-2464
  • Tony Cardenas (CA-29) - 202-225-6131
  • Mondaire Jones (NY-17) - 202-225-6506
  • Kaiali’I Kahele (HI-2) - 202-225-4906
  • Brenda Lawrence (MI-14) - 202-225-5802
  • Andy Levin (MI-9) - 202-225-4961
  • Grace Meng (NY-6) - 202-225-2601
  • Mark Pocan (WI-12) - 202-225-2906
  • Frederica Wilson (FL-24) - 202-225-4506

"Differences of opinion should never mean hostility."
~ Mahatma Gandhi

Onward in peace,

Nancy Merritt
and the Department of Peacebuilding
Campaign Committee


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