Season of Nonviolence

Dear Peace Community,SNV(1)

In 1998, I was privileged to help plan and participate in the 1st Season for Nonviolence in Seattle.  Arun Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, was our special guest, and led a crowd of up to 10,000 in a walk to Puget Sound, symbolic of Gandhi’s walk to the sea to establish Indians’ right to have free salt.  I have celebrated the Season every year since.

The Gandhi King Season for Nonviolence commences on January 30, in cities across the globe. The annual 64 day campaign, co-founded in 1998 by Dr. Arun Gandhi of M.K.Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, the Kingian Nonviolence: Lafayette & Associates,  and The Association for Global New Thought (AGNT), is an educational, media and grassroots awareness campaign beginning January 30th, the anniversary of the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi,  and ending on April 4th, the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The theme for this 20th Celebration of the Season is “Turning the Global Tide“.                                    

The purpose of the campaign is to focus educational and media attention on the philosophy of attaining peace through nonviolent action as demonstrated by legendary leaders Mohandas K. Gandhi, Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Cesar E. Chavez, and President Nelson Mandela, as well as living legends such as His Holiness, Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet. Spiritually guided citizen leaders in 900 cities in 67 countries have participated since the campaign began in 1998.(from the website) How will you participate?

Gratefully, Maggie Lough