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image by Ivan Sache, 07 October 2014
The Center for Global Nonkilling (CGNK), known until 2008 as the Center for
Global Nonviolence, was established in Honolulu (Hawai‘i, USA) in 1988 by Glenn
D. Paige (b. 1929). Professor Emeritus of political science at the University of
Hawai‘i, Paige developed the concept of nonkilling in the book "Nonkilling
Global Political Science" (2002, revised in 2009; translated in 41 languages).
The Center for Global Nonkilling has a unique mission: To promote change toward
the measurable goal of a killing-free world in reverence for life. The mission
requires discovery and advancing the Spiritual, Scientific, Skill and Arts
capabilities of humankind, and focusing them to develop leadership and citizen
competence for nonkilling change in every sector of global society.
Source: http://www.nonkilling.org/ - CGNK website
CGNK is working on a Nonkilling Communities initiative that will encourage, recognize and support local communities where no killings take place or where nonkilling good practices are being implemented to reduce killing. Local authorities will be invited to apply for recognition through the Flag Program, were CGNK will honor local governments in either of these categories (communities with zero killing or communities with good practices to reduce killing) with an specific flag and banner, which they will be allow to fly or use in leaflets, etc., as long as they comply with program requirements (monitoring of killing, nonkilling efforts and submission of annual reports to the Global Nonkilling Observatory). Materials developed by CGNK (Guide of Best Practices, Bluebooks, educational, …) will be provided to those communities on a regular basis.
Ivan Sache, 07 October 2014
The Nonkilling Communities flag is blue with the emblem of the organization
in the middle. The emblem of the organization is a white disk - forming the
letter "O" of "Nonkilling" - with the left part red and a S-shaped sector
horizontally divided blue and white. Designed by Glenn D. Paige, the emblem
"explains the concept of nonkilling combining the ancient Asian yin-yang symbol
with the recent brain research finding that stimulation of the pathways between
systems of the brain controlling emotions and movement can assist change from
violent to nonviolent human behavior. Analogously Creative Transformational
Initiatives (blue), drawing upon Nonkilling Human Capabilities (white), can
bring an end to Human Killing (red)."
Source: http://www.nonkilling.org/node/12 - CGNK website
The CGNK presented on 26 August 2014 its first Nonkilling Communities Flag and Award to the Municipality of Bosanski Petrovac (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Sources: http://www.nonkilling.org/node/576 - CGNK website
http://www.bosanskipetrovac.gov.ba/index.php/78-vijesti/433-bosanski-petrovac-postao-drustvena-zajednica-neubijanja-ljudi - Bosanski Petrovac website
Ivan Sache, 07 October 2014