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Gandhi-King Conference on Peacemaking

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Gandhi-King Conference on Peacemaking

Time: October 23, 2009 at 1pm to October 25, 2009 at 1pm
Location: Memphis, TN
Street: 650 East Parkway S
City/Town: Memphis
Website or Map: http://www.gandhikingconferen…
Phone: (901)725-4990
Event Type: conference
Organized By: Gandhi-King Conference
Latest Activity: Oct 15, 2009

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The Gandhi-King Conference on Peacemaking is a three day conference bringing together modern visionaries on nonviolence and social change with community leaders, activists, academics and organizers to train, learn, plan and organize to create a culture of liberation and justice for all.

2009 speakers include:
Rev. CT Vivian, lifelong civil rights activist
Kathy Kelly, Voices for Creative Nonviolence
Mubarak Awad, Nonviolence International
Barbara Love, United to End Racism
Rudy Balles, PeaceJam
Michael Nagler, Metta Center

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Comment by Ranjankumar Munshi on October 15, 2009 at 8:03
To The Organizers
From India; I am unable to attend; please if allowed read out my special message to the conference.
Message: Two martyrs; Gandhiji and King are making their presence felt more , now, then ever before. The reason is that all over; in every country; those who lead the nations or are decision makers and people in every continent are looking for humane yet a way that may show the world an the governments that blood and violence have not given any results; on the contrary such incidences have been rejected by the perpetrators of the violence and the innocent victims and all others at heart ; but to bring change is on every body's Consciousness, deep into their innermost mind and sub conscious; but as Gandhiji said by punishing the misguided human beings we hurt them ; they have been blind to their action; too much passions, wrongly incited has engulfed their being and they do not see what they are doing.
No relief camps or protests will ever work; no diplomatic moves will ever succeed;no preaching will enter the perpetrators' mind; only. I repeat only that make non violence effective and lead to peace and harmony will be through slow but firm direct action of telling the Truth, not once but several times; Truth that speaks with all humility and human sympathy; underlying deep prayer and sympathy for not only victims but so called criminals; terrorists and fanatics that what happens to others may happen to them; what they did would one day bounce back to them; they too will realize through their conscience that they are wrong and frenzied; have lost their human nature and turn themselves into animals, they are born to be human and will die as human.
The truth is not immediately heard or paid attention to and those who tells the Truth; which is another form of nonviolence.have to be themselves believe and practice; we have failed because of our hypocrisy
The conference is timely and would come out with new vision and action oriented plan that could be circulated to all governments and leaders of all nations; and organizations including terrorist's outfits..there must be appeal to enroll Peace corps who are willing to carry the message; President Obama who got the Nobel Peace Prize should be the first volunteer or a Peace worker; if he takes initiative; others follow.
All Best Wishes
Ranjan Munshi
Phone 91-9824088043
Comment by Morgana Washington on July 29, 2009 at 19:59
May I get more info on costs of the conference, etc? Many thanks. Blessings to all.

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