Friday, February 13, 2009

50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King's journey to India to study Mahatma Gandhi

"We think that the spirit of Gandhi is much stronger today than some people believe. Today we no longer have a choice between violence and non-violence; it is either non-violence, or non-existence."

Anniversary of Luther King, Jr.'s Trip to India
Friday, 13 February 2009, 3:39 pm
Press Release: US State Department

Martin Luther King III comes to India for a date with Gandhi
NEWKERALA.COM News Section: New Delhi, Feb 12, 2009

It will be a rare confluence of the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Junior, nostalgia and jazz when Martin Luther King III comes to India Saturday to retrace the pilgrimage of his father 50 years ago....

"We need Martin Luther King and Gandhiji more than ever"
THE HINDU - Special Correspondent - February 12, 2009

NEW DELHI: The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a resolution recognising the 50th anniversary of the visit of legendary civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. to India and the positive influence of Mahatma Gandhi's teachings on his work during the American Civil Rights Movement....

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  • Tuesday, February 10, 2009

    I Take the Vow Program - March 21, 2009 at Joyful Path Healing Center

    There is a global movement called "I Take the Vow." It is a collaborative effort begun by several peace-creating organizations that has recently gained significant momentum. The basic idea is that participants can either individually or collectively take a vow of non-violence in body, speech, and mind and continue to participate by engaging with like-minded community and getting at least two others to participate and take the vow as well. Please see the website below for more details.

    Joyful Path is a Buddhist monastery, Healing Center, and Dharma hall in Blue Mounds, Wisconson established nearly one year ago. The founders of Joyful Path, a group of 5 monastic ordained, have made a commitment this year to host five vow ceremonies at the Healing Center, and each one is to be led by a spiritual leader of a different tradition. They will be including the Christian, Buddhist, Native American/Shamanistic, Quaker, and possibly Jewish Traditions, at a minimum in these series of ceremonies throughout the year.

    Inroads Ministry director and Orthodox Christian priest, Fr. John-Brian Paprock, is honored to participate in this unique program to help build a new kind of peace. As a spiritual leader, he will give a commentary on the meaning of the vow and of true nonviolence in body, speech, and mind, and would then lead and serve as a witness to the taking of the vow. Fr. John-Brian was recommended to Joyful Path as a representative of the Christian Faith, based upon his commentaries and involvements.

    "I Take the Vow - Committing to Non-violence" with Father John Brian will be held at the Joyful Path Healing Center Saturday, March 21, 2009 from 10am until 1pm. The center is located at 11000 Division Street, Blue Mounds, Wisconsin

    The event is open to anyone.

    For more information about the center information and programs:

    please visit their website:


    phone: 608-437-0520

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