RELEASE: 100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION OF GANDHI’S SATYAGRAHA
or Nonviolent Peace Army…TO BE HELD IN
WHO: All are invited; all are welcome to remember Gandhi’s Satyagraha and the Alternative of Nonviolent Action
SPONSORED BY: Inland Communities Fellowship of Reconciliation (IC-FOR) and the Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP)
Walking and Candlelight Commemoration of Gandhi’s
Satyagraha (Nonviolent Peace Army) that began 100 years ago on
: Meet at MLK
Statue on Downtown Mall &
Continue to Gandhi Statue,
WHERE: Riverside’s Downtown Mall, walking at 5:30pm from 9th Street (near City Hall) to Mission Inn Ave (3 blocks)…from Martin Luther King Statue to Mohandas Mahatma Gandhi Statue
WHY: to remind ourselves and our community that we have an inherent right to peace and that nonviolent action is a viable alternative to conflict…by commemorating the initial action--right on Sept 11, 1906--of Gandhi’s Satyagraha or Nonviolent Peace Army.
MORE DETAIL** Nine-eleven 2001 came as a deep shock to those who have dedicated their lives to peace. Whether or not we lost a loved one in that explosion of hatred, violence challenges our faith and adds an extra dimension of grief for those who feel most poignantly the futility of violence.
By a strange coincidence it was exactly a
century ago, on
(**From the book by Michael N. Nagler— Hope or Terror: Gandhi and the other 9/11)