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WILL THE GANDHIANNON-VIOLENCE PRODUCE NONVIOLENCE PEACEKEEPING: FROM SHANTI SENA (PEACE ARMY) TO THE ISLAMIC NONVIOLENCE

Start Date

10-2-2021 11:45 AM

End Date

10-2-2021 12:15 PM

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WILL THE GANDHIAN NON-VIOLENCE PRODUCE NONVIOLENCE PEACEKEEPING: FROM SHANTI SENA (PEACE ARMY) TO THE ISLAMIC NONVIOLENCE

ABSTRACT

The improvement of global security and world peace is the raison d’etre of the United Nations. The concept of multilateral peacekeeping has been practiced by the UN over the last eighty-five years. The peacekeeping operations have three main objectives: collective security, preventive diplomacy and peaceful settlement of international conflicts. The idea of creating an international nonviolence “peace army” can be traced to the Shanti Sena (Gandhian peace brigade). The members of the Shanti Sena used nonviolent unarmed tools not kill but die for their peacekeeping duties. The present study aims to shed light on the evolution of nonviolent peacekeeping ideas and present some examples in the post-Cold War conflicts. In the post-Corona world, it is possible to refrain from the threat or actual use of force and replace it with unarmed civilian peacekeeping. Nonviolent peacekeeping may employ some Western (relationships, influence, advocacy, solidarity) and Islamic (sabr (patience), Hijra (exodus), fasting, umma (community), sulha (reconciliation) cultural and traditional principles and commitments. With the help of social media, citizens may become a central force for pro-democracy and anti-dictatorship movements with the emphasis of nonviolence for preventing escalation of violence and conflict early warning and early response.

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Feb 10th, 11:45 AM Feb 10th, 12:15 PM

WILL THE GANDHIANNON-VIOLENCE PRODUCE NONVIOLENCE PEACEKEEPING: FROM SHANTI SENA (PEACE ARMY) TO THE ISLAMIC NONVIOLENCE

PRESENTATION TITLE:

WILL THE GANDHIAN NON-VIOLENCE PRODUCE NONVIOLENCE PEACEKEEPING: FROM SHANTI SENA (PEACE ARMY) TO THE ISLAMIC NONVIOLENCE

ABSTRACT

The improvement of global security and world peace is the raison d’etre of the United Nations. The concept of multilateral peacekeeping has been practiced by the UN over the last eighty-five years. The peacekeeping operations have three main objectives: collective security, preventive diplomacy and peaceful settlement of international conflicts. The idea of creating an international nonviolence “peace army” can be traced to the Shanti Sena (Gandhian peace brigade). The members of the Shanti Sena used nonviolent unarmed tools not kill but die for their peacekeeping duties. The present study aims to shed light on the evolution of nonviolent peacekeeping ideas and present some examples in the post-Cold War conflicts. In the post-Corona world, it is possible to refrain from the threat or actual use of force and replace it with unarmed civilian peacekeeping. Nonviolent peacekeeping may employ some Western (relationships, influence, advocacy, solidarity) and Islamic (sabr (patience), Hijra (exodus), fasting, umma (community), sulha (reconciliation) cultural and traditional principles and commitments. With the help of social media, citizens may become a central force for pro-democracy and anti-dictatorship movements with the emphasis of nonviolence for preventing escalation of violence and conflict early warning and early response.