Season for Nonviolence Campaigns

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Season for Nonviolence Campaigns was launched in 1998.

"Convened by the Association for Global New Thought and Dr. Arun Gandhi of the Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, The Season for Nonviolence commemorates the 64 days, January 30 through April 4th, between the memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr.

"The Season's purpose is to create an awareness of nonviolent principles and practice as a powerful way to heal, transform and empower people's lives and their communities. An educational and community action campaign demonstrates that every person can move the world in the direction of peace through their daily nonviolent choice and action...

"The Association for Global New Thought is the convener of SNV, under the direction of project co chairs Dr. Michael Beckwith, Rev. Mary Manin Morrissey, and Dr. Roger Teel. Season co-founders are Arun and Sunanda Gandhi of the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence. Co-directors are: Dr. Bernard Lafayette, former executive assistant to Dr. King, Alicia Renee Farris of the Michigan Institute for Nonviolence Education, Dean Lawrence Carter of the MLK Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College, Dean James Parks Morton of the Interfaith Center of New York, and Dr. Richard Deats of the Fellowship of Reconciliation. Project Director is Barbara Fields Bernstein, Executive Director of the Association for Global New Thought, Program Director for the 1993 Parliament of the World's Religions, and for the Synthesis Dialogues 1999 & 2001 (with His Holiness, the Dalai Lama) in Dharamsala, India and Trent, Italy." [1]



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  1. A Season for Nonviolence 2007, Season for Nonviolence Campaigns, accessed April 29, 2008.