A Season for Nonviolence
Since 1998, the 64 day period extending from January 30 to April 4th each year has been observed as a time for education, reflection, and action to heal our communities and recognize the transformative power of nonviolence. The time was chosen specifically to remember Mahatma Gandhi, who was killed on January 30, 1948, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who was assassinated on April 4th, 1968.
As part of this commemoration, people from diverse religious traditions and communities in Santa Clara County have gathered together for a time of prayer, silence, music, and affirmation of our ties to one another and to seeking nonviolent ways of living together in peace.
You are invited to join in the third annual
Interfaith Prayers for Peace
Sunday, March 18, 6:00 pm
First Unitarian Church
160 North Third Street, San Jose
There will be participants from Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Muslim, and other religious traditions. At the close, people will be invited to light a candle and join in a peace vigil on the steps of the church.
For more information, contact Carol Stephenson at First Unitarian Church (408) 292-3858
Don’t miss another upcoming local event linked to the Season for Nonviolence:
Carry the Vision:
A Community Nonviolence Conference
and Youth Leadership Summit
Building a Culture of Peace in our Families,
Our Community,and Our World
Saturday, April 21, 2007
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Evergreen Valley College
3095 Yerba Buena Rd, San Jose, CA