Intro, Gandhi/King Seasons for NonViolence

Good morning, all.  This series of blogs promote a path to peace, and they are spiritual in nature, though they honor no particular faith.  I consider myself a bit of a mystic, and  I believe all honest seeking leads to the same God. Feel free in your comments to speak in the language of  your own spiritual path, and please allow others the same freedom.

Hey it IS silliness season in politics and I AM a political activist.  But the purpose of my political activism is aligned with the purpose of my spiritual activism: to help bring forth a fair and loving world, allowing every individual to reach his or her full potential.

It is my intention each day of The Season (64 days) to highlight a quality which promotes peace (e.g. kindness) that others who celebrate the Season around the world are also reflecting upon.  Each day I will share some quotes I like, an affirmation, and an action.  Some days might also find me musing on some aspect of the path to peace…

The “Season” is dedicated  to teaching and  demonstrating that nonviolence can heal, transform, and empower us and our communities. It begins each year on the anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination on January 30 and ends with the anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination on April 4.  The opening ceremony, at the United Nations in New York, is planned and produced each year by New York City public school students, facilitated by the NYC “Season” taskforce.  There are task forces in  many cities across the country and some in other countries as well.

In Tucson, AZ, where I live, the Season task force joined with the Culture of Peace Alliance (COPA) for broader community cooperation and effect.  Amongst other things, COPA facilitates great nonviolence training programs for youth, with Dr. Bernard Lafayette,  an associate of Dr. King, and currently have a “Peace Warriors” program at Pueblo High School. For more information, go to the Culture of Peace Alliance (COPA) page about this fascinating “Nonviolence Legacy Project” led by Dr. Ann Yellott.

For more information of the Season for Nonviolence,its task forces and programs, please go to the Season details on the AGNT website.

There is so much to say about this work, but this intro will have to do for now.  Peace and Blessings to you and yours.


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