School Day of Non-violence and Peace (DENIP / DENYP)

  DENIP: Working to promote a Culture and an independent, 
free and voluntary Education for Non-violence and Peace
from 1964

1. The “School Day of Non-violence and Peace” (DENIP), founded in 1964 and also known as World or International Day of Non-violence and Peace, is a pioneering, non-state, non-governmental, non-official, independent, free and voluntary initiative of Non-violent and Pacifying Education, which is now practised in schools all over the world and in which centres of education, teachers and students of all levels and from all countries are invited to take part.  

2. It advocates a permanent education in and for harmony, tolerance, solidarity, respect for human rights, non-violence and peace.

3. It is observed on January 30 or thereabouts every year, on the anniversary of the death of Mahatma Gandhi. In countries with a Southern Hemisphere school calendar, it can be observed on March 30 or thereabouts.

4. Its basic message is:

“Universal Love, Non-violence and Peace. Universal Love is better than egoism, Non-violence is better than violence, and Peace is better than war”.

5. The method of teaching this activity of education in values should be one of experiences and it can be freely applied in each centre of education according to its own teaching style.

6. Friends of DENIP are those persons who, by accepting the spiritual, individual and social supremacy of universal love, non-violence, tolerance, solidarity, respect for human rights and peace above their opposites, advocate the diffusion of the principles which inspired the day.

Llorenç Vidal 
  Founder of DENIP in 1964 
 English translation by the "Majorca Daily Bulletin" (Majorca)

DENIP Anthem

English version by Sergio Rivas Insua

CALENDARIO PERPETUO DEL DENIP / PERPETUAL CALENDAR OF DENIP / CALENDRIER PERPÉTUEL DU DENIP

1964: I DENIP / 1965: II DENIP, Etc. / … / 2018: 55 DENIP / 2019: 56 DENIP / 2020: 57 DENIP  / 2021: 58 DENIP / 2022: 59 DENIP / 2023: 60 DENIP / 2024: 61 DENIP / 2025: 62 DENIP / 2026: 63 DENIP / 2027: 64 DENIP / 2028: 65 DENIP / 2029: 67 DENIP / 2030: 68 DENIP / & Etc.

Ésta es la verdadera cronología del DENIP / This is the true chronology of DENIP / Ceci est la chronologie réelle du DENIP

Annex 1
School Day of Non-violence and Peace

The “School Day of Non-violence and Peace” is held on January 30 every year, on the anniversary of the martyrdom in 1948 of Mahatma Gandhi, the great apostle of non-violence.
It will be celebrated, as always, in Majorca. The intiative for this “School Day of Non-violence and Peace” originated in Spain.

In Majorca, it was Llorenç Vidal in 1964 who founded the School Day. He now lives in Cádiz. He was influenced by Lanza del Vasto, a direct disciple of Gandhi. Del Vasto visited Majorca about 15 years ago, and his book “Le Retour aux Origines” (“Return to the Sources”), had an inmediate influence.
The basic message of the “School Day of Non-violence and Peace” states: “Universal Love, Non-violence and Peace. Universal Love is better than egoism. Non-violence is better than violence. Peace is better than war”. Non-violence is the attitude of renouncing killing and inflicting pain on all breings in thought, word and action.
The “School Day of Non-violence and Peace” is a non-governmental, international and pioneering initiative of Pacificatory Education in which educational centres of all standards and of all the countries are invited to participate.
It is a practical activity which has neither official programming nor structural lines of action, because the message is one which maintains a permanent nucleus of basic aspects, and permits the free application of each educational centre according to its particular manner.
Professor Eulogio Díaz del Corral has written: “The ‘School Day of Non-violence and Peace’ was founded in Spain in 1964, when neither in Spain nor abroad did a similar initiative exist. It was maintained through hell and high water in very difficult circumstances, and it is considered the most important pioneering experience of Pacificatory Education of our time, as well as a dynamic nocleus of its promotion at a national and international level”.
The “School Day of Non-violence and Peace” is a seed which is planted and cultivated in the hearts of the students. It is a bright, new and positive way of looking at the word and preparing for the future.

Harold J. Greenberg
(Majorca Daily Bulletin, Palma de Mallorca, January, 18, 1990)

Annex 2
Fundamentos teóricos del
“Día Escolar de la No-violencia y la Paz” (DENIP)
ABSTRACT

The School Day of Non-violence and Peace (Dia Escolar de la No-violencia y la Paz, or DENIP), which is observed on January 30, the anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s martyrdom (in the countries following the southern hemisphere’s calendars, it is observed on or about March 30), was founded in 1964. It is one of the most important experiences of our times in non-violent and pacifying education and a core event that has inspired and served as origin to the majority of today’s initiatives in education in and for non-violence and peace.

The basic theories behind DENIP come from the philosophy and practice of non-violence (which is understood as forbearance to kill and hurt other living beings by thought, word and action, as respect for life and as identification with all living things), in the idea of positive peace and comprehensive non-violent pacifism, in the concept of universal love and in an original conception of pedagogy and education in and for non-violence and peace, which is implemented through three basic objectives (awareness-raising, exercising and making the pupil feel his or her responsibility) and a diversified sheaf of teaching procedures that can be divided into seven orders.
 
Dr. Franz Rauhut, professor at the University of Würzburg, wrote, “DENIP should be made a custom in all schools throughout the world”.
 
The article is followed by an appendix, Basic Orientations for the School Day of Non-violence and Peace, which is conceived as the germ, starting point and point of support for non-violent, pacifying education of a universal, independent, open, deep and ongoing nature.
 
Llorenç Vidal
(Educación XXI, revista de la Facultad de Educación de la Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid, núm. 6, 2003)

Annex 3
TODAY, GOD, YOU CALLED AT MY DOOR
 
Today, God, You called at my door.
I opened. Is it You?
You appear as an Indochinese child…
wounded by bombs,
with your slight, fearful face
hunger gripping your cheeks…
 
I doubted for a moment.
 
You transformed,
becoming a black child,
naked,

emaciated,
hungry and
thirsty for water and love.
 
In a flash, You turn into a nearby child,
with a soft look,
sparkling face,
combed,
satisfied,
with school on the corner,
well dressed,
with breakfast and vitamins always in easy reach.
 

Today, God, You called at my door.
I oppened. Is it You?
You appear as a child of the world,
wounded by bombs,
with your slight, fearful face
hunger gripping your cheeks…
 

Llorenç Vidal
Translated by John Solt, California. Majorca Daily Bulletin, Palma de Mallorca, 30-31 January, 1983

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