Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A Season for Nonviolence: 2012 at K-State

Walk a Path of Peace.

A Season for Nonviolence 2012: The anniversaries of the assassinations of Mahatma Gandhi (January 30) and Dr. Martin Luther King (April 4) mark the bookends of the 64 days of the Season for Nonviolence. Find out more at the beautiful National Site: http://www.nonviolenceworks.com/

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A Season for Nonviolence began in Los Angeles, inspired by the 50th memorial anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi (January 30, 1998) and the 30th memorial anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (April 4, 1998). At that time, task forces in 111 U.S. cities and 10 countries formed a network to nurture the spirit of nonviolence in our communities and to demonstrate that every individual can move the world in the direction of peace through their nonviolent choice and action. That network continues to grow. A Season for Nonviolence is currently in its 14th Season.

Kansas State University Nonviolence: HERE
 Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. ……Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  The ultimate measure of a person is not where one stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where one stands in times of challenge and controversy. … Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   Right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant…      Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him…    ……   Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.             Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny…. www.k-state.edu/womenscenter/     Peace is not merely a distant goal we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal…  ……Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  As you press on for justice, be sure to move with dignity and discipline, using only the weapon of love. Let no man pull you so low as to hate him….……

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