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To promote The Season of Nonviolence, Citizens for Peace sponsored an essay contest for Michigan high school and college students. Their essays had to answer the following question: How do nonviolent practices reduce conflict and create pathways to peace? Each winner was given the opportunity to read their essay at The Season for Nonviolence celebration on April 14, 2009. Both high school and college awards were $250, $100, and $50 each for first, second and third place.

The Season for Nonviolence began in 1998 when it was inaugurated at the United Nations. It was co-founded by the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence and The Association for Global New Thought. Its purpose is to focus attention on the philosophy of attaining peace through nonviolent action as demonstrated by Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. The Season is January 30th through April 4th of each year.


Peace and Conflict Studies | Political Science | Social and Behavioral Sciences | Sociology