Sunday, April 13, 2014

Season for Nonviolence - A Commitment to Living Compassionately

Carry The Vision of Peace
A Season for Nonviolence, a national 64-day campaign committed to demonstrating that nonviolence works, ended recently. I believe it does not need to end. Nonviolence is not just for a season - it is a way of life.

I invite you to continue to meditate on this by checking out a brochure created by The El Dorado Peace and Justice Community. They have created a brochure that has a thought for each day to help individuals reflect on living peace. The brochure is called 64 Ways in 64 Days, Daily Commitments to Live By. To check it out click here.

I also wrote a weekly reflection for the campaign a few years ago. Feel free to read them and be inspired to be a peacemaker. To read the first weekly reflection click here. You can also find the weekly reflections if you scroll down on the right side of this site.

The campaign, which begins January 30 and ends on April 4, was inspired by the 50th and 30th memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Season for Nonviolence was established by Arun Gandhi, Mohandas Gandhi's grandson. The international event honors the vision of individuals like these two and many others who have been pioneers in the nonviolent movement.

Both Gandhi and King, who both acknowledged being influenced by the teachings of Jesus, demonstrated in their movements the power of nonviolence to heal, transform and empower lives and communities.


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