Shanti Sahyog

Center for Nonviolence

Shanti Sahyog
Center for Nonviolence

Community Centre, 2nd Floor
DDA Flats, Kalkaji, New Delhi-110019

Shanti Sahyog Centre for Nonviolence – a unit of Shanti Sahyog – (formerly known as Shanti Sahyog Centre for Peace & Conflict Resolution, started in 2018) is a developing think tank, research and advocacy organization, that strives to realize Mahatma Gandhi’s vision of a Nonviolent World Order. The aim is to create global awareness about nonviolence as essential to human survival. We work towards and promote Nonviolent Conflict Resolution, A World Beyond Violence & War, Peace Education, Citizen Diplomacy and & Peace Programs in India & Abroad. This is in line with UN SDG 16.

Current Programs:

1.Seminars /Conferences on Peace Issues;

2. Workshops on, ‘Understanding & Applying Gandhi Today’;

‘Resolving Conflict in Relationships using Nonviolence’
and related topics. The focus here is on:
❖ Understanding Conflict
❖ Understanding Nonviolence
❖ Why Choose Nonviolence?
❖ How to use Nonviolence in our personal, professional & political lives.

3. Short Trainings on Nonviolent Conflict Resolution for Educational Institutions, Government, Corporates and Civil Society.

4. International Initiative #ChooseNonviolentDefence

Please click on the tab: International Initiative (on this website) for more information about this Initiative and strategies to implement it.

Become a Member:

Planned Activities:

❖ To develop an Online Course on:
Understanding & Applying Gandhi Today;

❖ To introduce Peace Studies Curriculum in Schools & Universities;

❖ Host visiting fellows, interact with peace activists and researchers, partner with universities and institutions working for Peace;

❖ Add Nonviolent Defense as a pillar to King of Bhutan’s Initiative – Gross National Happiness (GNH)

CPCR is a developing think tank, research and advocacy organization, that works to realize Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi’s vision of a Nonviolent World Order, by creating public awareness of nonviolence as knowledge critical to human survival.It works for the promotion of nonviolent conflict resolution, peace education, citizen diplomacy and peace programs in India and abroad. To know more, click the link Centre for Peace 

Nonviolence is a fundamental of every sphere of Gandhi’s life – personal, public, community and political. He urges us to consciously choose nonviolence over violence because it is, “The Law of our Species”; i.e., the right thing to do as human beings. He also equates Nonviolence with Love: “The Law of Nonviolence which is the Law of Love is The Law of our Species.” So to fully understand Gandhi’s concept and practice of nonviolence, we may compare it with love, as their components are the same. For instance, trust is the basis of love (a meaningful relationship) whether personal or political. Thus mistrust among nation states leads to greater expenditure on military defence to deter attack and to view each other as enemies. To know more click International Initiative

The main tools of a Gandhian Satyagraha are:

  1. Mass Mobilization
  2. Use of Symbols

Based on the above, Shanti Sahyog Center for Peace & Conflict Resolution has chalked out the following strategy for their International Initiative, World Beyond War, which requests each citizen of every nation state to withdraw his/her personal, individual support for the War System by doing the following:

  1. Sign our Petition for World Beyond War on
  2. Empower ten more people to sign the petition;
  3. Give a donation of a minimum of 1 of your National Currency to meet our target collection of 2 Million USD – one minute of World Military Expenditure. Example: ₹ 1 in India, $ 1 in USA, € 1 in Europe, £ 1 in United Kingdom and so on;
  4. Meet your local MP / Senator with your petition letter, a candle and a chocolate;
  5. Help in obtaining the signature of a VIP (If you wish);
  6. Participate in a Candle-light Protest;
  7. Have a Fruit Birthday (only one during the GANDHI – 150 YEARS);
  8. Sing a Peace Song;
  9. Wear a T shirt with the World Beyond War Logo;
  10. Use a Car Screen or other products of daily use with the World Beyond War Logo;
  11. Join & Support, ‘Women against War’;
  12. Don’t submit your Income Tax Return (in 2020-2021) if the respective National Governmentsof countries participating in this Initiative, don’t permit our democratic right /option to divert
    our Defence Tax from Military Defence to Nonviolent Defence.

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About Shanti Sahyog

Poor slum dwellers commonly suffer from unemployment, illiteracy, drug-addiction, and low mortality rates of both adults and children as a result of not supporting one, or all, of UN-HABITAT’s basic living conditions. We are actively working in 16 South Delhi slums – Kalkaji/Govindpuri area & in Tughlakabad Village New Delhi. Team Shanti Sahyog Consist of 35 people.

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