Your Actions Connect to the Four Pillars
The four pillars are the overarching goals of the Jai Jagat. They are the vision. In any situation they are the normative from which we measure the extent of the application of nonviolence. For instance in the case of the COVID-19 period, let us say that there is an increase of poverty because of ‘lockdowns’ and the lack of daily wage labour employment leading to increased hunger. To carry out Jai Jagat we need to address this situation to eradicate poverty. This first pillar guides our action. The same applies with the other three pillars: removal of social exclusion; halting climate change; stopping war and conflict.
The Jai Jagat website is a space for informing others of the nonviolent actions that you are taking up. These can be local actions, cross-border actions, advocacy actions, global actions. THEY ARE ACTIONS.
As Gandhi said: “Be the change you want to see in the world”.
It is what you do ‘nonviolently’ that makes this action different.
As Rajagopal says: “ Between silence and violence is active nonviolence”
We are creating a map of all your nonviolent actions: it will help us to see how many actions are in different countries and across the world. Once this becomes larger, it will be converted to a portal. Gradually we anticipate that this map will help us to link local actions to global issues.
There are many that have undertaken local actions that can be aligned with Jai Jagat. There are also those beginning new actions. The common theme is that we are #onthemoveforjusticeandpeace.
Justice and Peace are big words. What is meant by this in the Jai Jagat Campaign?
We have devised four Areas of Convergent actions that bring Justice and Peace Together. These are:
- Nonviolent Governance and Conflict Resolution
- New Economic Development Paradigm
- Micro-Sustainable, Eco-Friendly and Climate-Just Initiatives
- Developing Capacities for Justice and Peace
One these four areas of action converge, they achieve a holistic peace.