Posted: 07.01.2015
By Dr. Thomas Daffern
8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action [ICPNA] THE JAIPUR DECLARATION.Pdf
Posted: 12.05.2014
By Dr. Vidya Jain
8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action [ICPNA] Sustainable Development and Peace If we look at the balance sheet of development and human well-being, of achievements and deficits, of profit and people, of power and poverty, of global over-class and local under-class, of masculinity and femininity and above all of global village and fractured civilization a disastrous picture of the world...
Posted: 12.05.2014
By Prof. Dr. Suneet Varma
8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action [ICPNA] Abstract: The paper begins with a brief outline of the Indian Rasa and Bhava perspective on emotions given by Bharat in his Natya Shastra. The potential of this view for bringing about more effective realms of being (ego transcendence and development beyond ego-consolidation) is then highlighted. It is proposed that such a shift in one's...
Posted: 11.05.2014
By Rev. & Dr. Ravi Kumar Stephan
8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action [ICPNA] I consider the Human Psyche as an Ecological Factor. After the First World War, sociologists associated with the Chicago School, as a reaction to the research conducted by developmental psychologists, developed socio-ecological models. These models were developed to further the understanding of the dynamic interrelations among various personal...
Posted: 11.05.2014
By Priscilla Prutzman
8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action [ICPNA] Children’s Creative Response to Conflict. Nyack New York Since 1980, bias-related Incidents and hate crimes have been escalating. The New York City Police Department reports that “70% of all bias-related incidents are committed by people under 19” (Bodinger-DeUriarte & Sancho, 1990. p. 2). No doubt a large number of such persons are...
Posted: 11.05.2014
By Paolo Asirelli
8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action [ICPNA] Introduction Usually the translation of the Japanese world “Karate” is “empty hand”; i.e., without weapons. In the beginning it was “Karate Jutsu”, this means “training in using the empty hand as a defensive and offensive technique”. In the last century, in Japan a lot of Karate Masters changed the direction from war activity to...
Posted: 10.05.2014
By Dr. Akash Ouchi
8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action [ICPNA] Tohoku Earthquake and Spirit of Nonviolence The magnitude 9.0 earthquake that struck north-eastern Japan on 11 March 2011, was the fifth largest earthquake ever recorded. Japan, a country which is witness to frequent earthquakes, the magnitude of this earthquake was unprecedented. 16,100 precious lives were lost and 3,000 were reported...
Posted: 06.05.2014
By Shivani Bothra
8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action [ICPNA] A frequently cited verse from the Rig Veda is: ekam sat viprah bahudha vadanti, (1.64.46) translated as “Truth is one and the wise call it by many names.” Or, as for example Philip Goldberg states “One truth many paths.”(Goldberg, 2010). In a similar vein, it can be said that violence is complexly one, manifested in divergent ways, and...
Posted: 06.05.2014
By Dr. Michael Ben-Eli
8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action [ICPNA] Sustainability and Peace Dear friends, thank you very much for the opportunity to join with you and share some thoughts concerning sustainability, an important topic that is critical to the well - being of our planet and the very future of humankind. Thank you, too, to the organizers for putting together this urgent event and making my...
Posted: 06.05.2014
By Dr. Ashok Bapna
8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action [ICPNA] 1. The concept of Relative Economics was coined by Acharya Mahapragya during the first International Conference on “Economics of Non-violence and the Vision of a Sustainable World” in New Delhi on Dec. 5-7, 2005 and subsequently we have had the similar kind of International Conferences at Jaipur, Udaipur and Ladnun under the auspices of...
Posted: 05.05.2014
By Mano Mettanando Laohavanich
8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action [ICPNA] Part I: Buddhism Introduction Thailand is known as a Kingdom of 67 million scattered in 77 provinces in the Southeast Asian region and well known for its Theravada Buddhist culture. Although Thai is the only national and official language of the country, the population of Thailand is, however, mixed from various ethnicities, i.e., Chinese,...
Posted: 05.05.2014
By Maorong Jiang, Scott Jordan
8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action [ICPNA] Glenn Paige: The Pioneering Giant for a Nonkilling World Hishore Mahbubani, former UN Ambassador from Singapore, provides a rosy picture of our modern world in the first chapter of his book The Great Convergence (2013). He says: Today, we can replace that Zeitgeist of pessimism with a new Zeitgeist of optimism. Without any grand strategy or...
Posted: 05.05.2014
By Ignatius Xavier
8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action [ICPNA] Guru Ganesh Maharajsa - Jalna; His Holiness was instrumental in promoting culture of Ahimsa by his very act in influencing devotes of the biggest UJJAIN MAHANKALI TEMPLE in the Capital of Andhra Pradesh, Secunderabad; In STOPPING ANIMAL SACRIFICES FOR GOOD. I have done research and the topic is taken to Student, Youth and Citizens etc. G G M...
Posted: 05.05.2014
By D. R. Kaarthikeyan
8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action [ICPNA] At the very beginning I would like to make a statement that the ideas and even some of the wordings are not necessarily my own. Everything that can be said has already been said at various points of time by scholars and scriptures. So I do not claim originality for the ideas and even perhaps some wordings that may be found in this paper. But I...
Posted: 05.05.2014
By Dr. Alphonse Fons Delnooz, Patricia Cecilia Martinot
8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action [ICPNA] January 2014, Jaipur. We were participating in an international conference on Nonviolence, organized by the Jain Anuvrat movement. There were about 125 participants from all over the world, sharing their vision on how the world can become more nonviolent. Our conclusion was that it has to come from individual man. It has to come from a choice...
Posted: 04.05.2014
By Bernie Meyer
8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action [ICPNA] On behalf of the Center for Global Nonkilling, it is a privilege to send greetings and best wishes to all participants for success in the 8TH  ICPNA. You will recognize that I have greeted you with three cultural expressions of nonviolent respect for life. The Hawaiian greeting ALOHA means Love and sharing, HA is the Breath of Life among all...
Posted: 29.04.2014
By Dr. Phil. Nat. Viney Jain
8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action [ICPNA] Session 2: January 6: 18:15 - 18:45 Strategies to Enhance Disposition to Forgive and Reduce Aggressiveness Following presentations were made in this session: Development of Aggressiveness: Viney Jain Enhancing Forgiveness by Spiritual Practices: Samani Amal Pragya Modifying Aggressiveness in School Children by Yoga and Preksha Meditation - Work...
Posted: 29.04.2014
By Dr. Phil. Nat. Viney Jain
8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action [ICPNA] Session I: January 5: 18.15 - 19.45 Psycho-Biological, Spiritual, Religious and International Perspectives on Forgiveness The workshop was conducted by the convener Prof. Viney Jain in two sessions on 5th and 6th January, 2014 with the following agenda: Following presentations were made: 1 Introduction to the Objectives and Themes of the...
Posted: 29.04.2014
By Dr. Rudi Jansma
8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action [ICPNA] A peaceful society consists of peaceful people. All of those present here are in some way in their own position working for peace. Some do that by heading or helping peace movements, by living according to their religion, by giving courses, classes or therapies, by being school or university teachers, by working in government positions or by...
Posted: 28.04.2014
By Dr. Narendra Kumar Sharma
8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action [ICPNA] Training and Group Sharing Initiatives at Balodaya (Peace Palace, Anuvrat Vishwa Bharati, Rajsamand, Rajasthan, India) Confucius conceived moral development as similar to the production of a precious stone: “We are like raw uncut gems, and our potential is carved and polished in the best possible way.” For a human being Nonviolence is a...
Posted: 28.04.2014
By Mayumi Mezaki
8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action [ICPNA] About Onisaburo Deguchi Onisaburo (Onisavulo) Deguchi, often called holy master by his followers, was born in 1871 in Sogabe-Cho, Kyoto prefecture. When he was 31 years old, he got a revelational experience at Mount Takakuma near his birthplace. At the moment, he realized his fate as a savior. Since then, Onisaburo had been conducted guiding...
Posted: 16.04.2014
By Jonah Saifer
8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action [ICPNA] Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to examine the process of psychological growth, which C.G. Jung called individuation, in the light of current ecological crises. First, this paper will focus on the relationship between ecological crises and experiences of alienation in the modern world. Next, what I refer to as, the ‘Green Archetype’...
Posted: 16.04.2014
By Daniel Francis, Samantha Gupta
8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action [ICPNA] Introduction Imagine a desert valley. It looks something like Rajasthan brush, sand, scarce trees, veins of green along the single rivers and springs that come up in the midst of a harsh climate. On the dirt road that leads off the paved highway, one passes acres of an organic carrot farm. The water that is sprayed into the air through the...
Posted: 16.04.2014
By Samani Charitra Pragya
8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action [ICPNA] Ahimsa (Nonviolence) is the quintessence principle of Jain Philosophy. Ahimsa is a Sanskrit word that means consideration of all souls as equal to our soul, compassion towards all forms of life without any discrimination of any categories. The concept is very pervasive which gives the message of harmony and co-existence among all living beings...
Posted: 15.04.2014
By Dr. Samani Satya Pragya
8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action [ICPNA] Sharing experience of success is always a great pleasure. As an itinerant on foot, Āchārya Tulsi encountered people belonging to different caste, profession, and faith. It was a great experience for people to talk to him in person. Here we undertake some of the notable experiences that elevate Anuvrat as well as its founder. We accolade...
Posted: 15.04.2014
By Dr. Samani Rohini Pragya
8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action [ICPNA] The philosophical foundation of Jainism is erected on the notion that the Soul is immortal, there is rebirth, Soul migrates as per one’s own deeds (karmas) and the Soul can attain emancipation. It is this knowledge that constitutes the path of emancipation. The concept of soul, rebirth and emancipation are metaphysical aspects of Jain...
Posted: 15.04.2014
By Prof. Dr. Katsuya Kodama
8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action [ICPNA] We are still witnessing a number of international and internal conflicts in many parts of the world. Conflicts have taken many lives in Asia too. The unstable situations in North Korea as well as Kashmir are still continuing nightmares. It has been proved an illusion that the end of cold war might bring the end of violence on both international...
Posted: 15.04.2014
By Dr. Jinwol Young Ho Lee
8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action [ICPNA] Introduction To me, the great lesson of India’s history is that genuine religious pluralism and toleration are achievable and, indeed, have been a historical fact… …The question is what the world can lean from India’s example. At present, we face the truly frightening risk of turning away from any openness and tolerance of differences...
Posted: 15.04.2014
By Dr. Gulab Kothari
8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action [ICPNA] Inaugural Session Today the world is frightened by violence, counter-violence and terrorism. We are surrounded by an environment of fear and peacelessness. Instead of controlling and disciplining the self, man’s tendency to control and dominate others is getting stronger and stronger. Human propensities such as blind race for power and...
Posted: 15.04.2014
By Dr. Gulab Kothari
8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action [ICPNA] There could be many reasons for violence in a person’s life, but the truth is that each one of us is materialistic to the core. We live in a long unending series of desires. Every moment, each sense brings in many new desires. All these desires reach the heart to analyze, synthesize and sense fresh desires or demands for more. These desires...
Posted: 14.04.2014
By Francis Halder
8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action [ICPNA] Abstract Religious separations based on various faiths and its rituals are creating community dissidence at least in Indo-Pakistan-Bengal sub-continent. It is happening because we are very much within the customs of our own religion rather than its real meaning with real insights. Various religious demarcations in diverse religious-traditions;...
Posted: 14.04.2014
By Bharti Jain
8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action [ICPNA] In The Train ►Anuvrat As An Instrument Of Change For A Better World Anu means ‘small’ and vrat means ‘Vows’. So Anuvrat stands for ‘Small Vows’. To describe the world - for me my world is inside me. ‘I am’ is my world and this ‘I am’ is within me. And my journey of my world starts now. I think we have boarded the...
Posted: 13.04.2014
By Yuji Yahiro
8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action [ICPNA] How To Live To Be Human Towards A World Of Peace Through Co-Prosperity The argument of true health, happiness, freedom and peace stands in close relation with the human state of mind. The mind cannot truly understand anything if we don’t do research in a scientific, philosophical and religious way. For all living being their own life...
Posted: 03.04.2014
By Dr. Muhammed Muzzammil Cader
8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action [ICPNA] Nonviolence: Perception, Practice and Concept Nonviolence is a widely spoken word in the world today. As violence increases more and more people speak about nonviolence as a tool, as an alternative and as a method to counter violence. Many do think and believe that nonviolence is the way but few do understand that it is powerful force...
Posted: 02.04.2014
By Dr. Rudi Jansma
8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action [ICPNA] The Common Root of Religions Recently I saw a boy on the street somewhere with a T-shirt saying: “Kill Religion”. I can understand why. Religions have given rise to strife, war, massacre and discrimination or at least disdain in word and thought. Today we have the terrorist problem in name of religion. In the past - let’s hope not...
Posted: 02.04.2014
By Prof. Dr. D.N. Bhargava
8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action [ICPNA] How A Non-Violent Future Is Possible Leaving aside those abnormal persons who enjoy torturing others without any purpose, we have normally to face a cut-throat competition in our day-to-day life. I had to face competition four times in my life for selection as lecturer, reader, principal and professor. Every time there were about 10 to...
Posted: 02.04.2014
By Lama Doboom Tulku
8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action [ICPNA] Moral Culture of Youth Conducive for a World without Violence In the 21st century, the new generation is changing the social fabric fast. The youth is energetic, more frank and probably more honest; but they are less patient. In this era of technology and social media, there is tendency to take patience as slowness and even laziness...
Posted: 19.03.2014
By Susan Seats
8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action [ICPNA] Raising a Child in a Holistic Peaceful Way Educating Youth in a Culture of Non-Violence for Creating a World without Violence: Raising a child with a Holistic type model is essential to encourage the spiritual, emotional and mental growth of a child. It is not enough to focus heavily only on academic success. The important building...
Posted: 19.03.2014
By Dr. Alphonse Fons Delnooz
8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action [ICPNA] Dealing With Emotions For A Better World Namaskar, We are grateful and happy to be here with you all. The theme of this conference is how to live together on this planet in a nonviolent lifestyle. This theme can be discussed from numerous angles and on many levels. We discuss this theme looking at how people can deal with their emotions,...
Posted: 18.03.2014
By Graham Peebles
8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action [ICPNA] The Violence of Competition Society and the individual are of course not separate, but interrelated - interconnected. The society is the individual. Society is not ‘over there’, existing independent of us. There is violence in society because there is violence within the members of that society. Why are we violent, are there certain...
Posted: 18.03.2014
By Graham Peebles
8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action [ICPNA] Sharing as The Path To Peace Division and injustice: Worldwide inequality Where and to whom one is born is, it seems, arbitrary, chance, fate or karma being the divine decision maker. Wake from innocence to middle class parents in one of the developed wealthy nations of the world, and be blessed with comfort, opportunity, good health...
Posted: 14.03.2014
By Dr. Phil. Nat. Viney Jain
8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action [ICPNA] A Jain Concept and Practice for Spiritual Progress, Social Harmony and Peace In social interactions, occurrences of conflict, interpersonal offenses and hurt happen frequently. Most persons generally react to such events with toxic emotions of anger and avoidance, or revenge giving rise to cycles of violence and counter-violence,...
Posted: 12.03.2014
By Vijay Mehta
8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action [ICPNA] Is a Nonviolent Future Possible? Can The 21st Century Do It? End Violence, Wars And Inequality For Lasting Peace Contents Introduction Challenges and Obstacles to Nonviolent Future Violence Wars and Military Industrial Complex (MIC) Inequality and Neoliberal Agenda Necessary Steps for a Non- Violent Future A World Without War The...

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