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.
I invite you to participate in this 64-day campaign by checking out the website dedicated to this season created by www.gandhiinstitute.org. They have created a brochure called daily practices where you can read a reading that has a thought for each day to help individuals reflect on living peace. To check it out click here.
I also recently wrote a book Principles and Practices of Nonviolence: 30 Meditations for Practicing Compassion that was inspired by my time participating in the national campaign some years ago. My hope in writing the book was that some day people could read it while participating in a Season for Nonviolence. I hope you will consider doing so. If you cannot purchase a copy and would like a free electronic copy email firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy.
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. I hope that you can be inspired by their teaching and insights to do the same.