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Gandhi King Gyatso Season for Nonviolence
(1998-2015)

The Gandhi King Gyatso Season for Nonviolence: January 30- April 4, 1998-2015

64 day educational, media and grassroots campaign inspired by the 50th and 30th memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. NOW IN ITS 18TH YEAR

Co-founded in 1998 by the Association for Global New Thought (AGNT), and Arun and Sunanda Gandhi of the MK Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence. Campaign is convened and directed by the Association for Global New Thought led by AGNT President, Michael Bernard Beckwith.

Our purpose is to create an awareness of nonviolent principles and practice as a powerful way to heal, transform and empower our lives and communities. Through an educational and community action campaign, we honor those who use nonviolence to build a community that honors the dignity and worth of every human being. We are demonstrating that every person can move the world in the direction of peace through his or her daily nonviolent choice and action.

NYC Task Force, led by the Temple of Understanding, has organized programs at the UN to launch the Season for 17 of the 18 years program has been in existence.

Spiritually-motivated grassroots leaders in over 900 cities in 67 countries carry out hundreds of events and projects promoting nonviolence each year. The official SNV Website, www.seasonfornonviolence.com, offers FREE to all participants: customized program templates, extensive resource libraries, artwork, organizing instructions, teaching guides, multi-media presentations, and practical toolkits.

Advisors include many distinguished authors and teachers of peace and nonviolence such as: Bernard Lafayette, contemporary of Dr. King; Dean Lawrence Carter of the MLK Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College; Dolores Huerta, contemporary of Cesar Chavez, and Alison Van Dyke.

Endorsements from world leaders such as: The Dalai Lama, and the late Dr. Robert Muller and Coretta Scott King, Vice President Al Gore, the former Director General of UNESCO, Jesse Jackson, C.T. Vivian, and A.T. Ariyaratne of Sri Lanka

“Omni-local IS Global.” A Season for Nonviolence represents the successful new model of “omni-local” conscious action: “Engaging large numbers of self-empowered leaders and groups in a common goal using their own local resources to work globally with singular purpose.“


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