Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky supports AISs Nonviolence Initiative
As heartbreaking incidents of bullying, gang activity, and violent behavior among youth continue to occur throughout our nation, it is vital that we explorer initiatives that address the feat and hostility that lead to these tragedies. .Utilizing the nonviolent model employed by leaders such as Gandhi and King, your program would expose children to different cultures and viewpoints though an exchange program in India, adult role models, and an online resource for nonviolence studies.
Malala Speeks, First Time Since Being Shot By Taliban
On her 16th birthday, Malala Yousafza, the young girl targeted by Taliban extremist with a bullet to her head, spoke before the United Nations calling for universal education and girls rights. The attack, she said, replaced weakness, hopelessness and fear with strength, power and courage. Im not against anyone, she claimed, not even her attackers. She learned to be peaceful and love everyone from Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Martin Luther King, Dr. Nelson Mandela, Badshah Khan also known Frontier Gandhi and other global advocates of non-violence. You can hear Malalas speech and learn more about the great nonviolent leaders who inspire her at Sindhulogy.org. View Speech on YouTube
The American Institute of Sindhulogy (AIS) is dedicated to building a better world by promoting the values of inclusion, nonviolence and democracy first embraced by the ancient Harappan, Sindhu (Indus)-Saraswati, Ganga and Yamuna Civilizations over 5,000 years ago.
Recently Discovered Ancient Civilization More Advanced than Modern Day
The ancient Sindhu (Indus Valley) Civilization was rediscovered less than 100 years ago when archeologists excavated at Mohenjo-daro in Sindh and Harappa in west Punjab. Up until the early 1920s, we knew nothing about one of the worlds oldest urban cultures and first democracy.
At its peak about 4,500 years ago over 5 million people lived in a Texas-size federation of 2,000 settlements and cities covering northwest India, Pakistan and south Afghanistan.
Ruled by democratically selected leaders, the ancient Harappans practiced religious tolerance, protection of the environment, sexual equality and nonviolence.
Its remarkable to realize that one of the most divided regions in the world today was once the cradle of its first and largest peace loving civilization.
If ancients achieved all that, just imagine what we can do today!
Help us retell their story and learn from their remarkable example.
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