Season for Nonviolence was established in 1998 by Arun Gandhi, Mohandas Gandhi's grandson, as a yearly event celebrating the philosophies and lives of Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. [1 ] Today, he co-chairs the Season along with [2 ] Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith of the Agape International Spiritual Center. It is convened by the [3 ] Association for Global New Thought.
The "season" begins with the anniversary of
Mohandas Gandhi's assassination on January 30 and ends with the anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination on April 4. It is anchored by a mission, statement of principles, and commitments by participants towards living in a nonviolent way. [4 ] [5 ]
References [ edit ]
^ Housden, R. (1999) Sacred America: The emerging spirit of the people. Simon & Schuster. p 201.
^ Morrissey, M.M. (2003) New Thought: A Practical Spirituality. Penguin.
^ Altemus, B. (2003) The Gift of Pain: Transforming Hurt Into Healing. Penguin. p 24.
^ Kawohl, K. (2002) Transcendentalism: A New Revelation. 2002. p. 210.
^ Fehr, D.E. and Fefr, M.C. (2009) Teach boldly!: letters to teachers about contemporary issues in education. p. 115.
External links [ edit ]
Speeches, movements, and protests
Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Washington D.C.
National Historic Site
King Center for Nonviolent Social Change
Dexter Avenue Baptist Church
National Civil Rights Museum
Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity
Season for Nonviolence
Homage to King sculpture, Atlanta
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, San Francisco
Landmark for Peace Memorial, Indianapolis
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. statue, Milwaukee
The Dream sculpture, Portland, Oregon
America in the King Years
Civil Rights Movement in popular culture