Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born 140 years ago on October 2, 1869 in Porbandar, a coastal town in present-day Gujarat, India. Around the world in the birthplaces of western civilization both Italy and Greece.Gandhi's birth is being observed and the significance of his non-violent philosophy satyagraha is being analyzed. Around the world from Reykjavik and on the other side of the globe in the most peaceful country in the world New Zealand many nations will take part in observing the International Day of Nonviolence. This observance in New Zealand will begin a world march that will last 90 days from October 2, 2009 ending on January 2, 2010 in Argentina.
They will be observing Gandhi's impact on civilization and continuing his work to advocate for nonviolence and global disarmament. Furthermore Pax Christi International a catholic nongovernmental organization based on the gospel and inspired by faith dedicated to establishing peace, respect for human rights, and justice are observing Gandhi's birthday with prayer and looking deeply into Christian theology and the nonviolent example set by Jesus Christ.
Within Cuba's prisons there are individuals who follow Gandhi's teachings such as Dr. Oscar Elias Biscet and their courage and example terrify the dictatorship because even they recognize the power of nonviolence.