2005Gandhi Conference Fact Sheet by ROo94K


									                             FACT SHEET
                 The 2005 Gandhian Conference for Nonviolence
                            October 14-15, 2005

   The Gandhian Conference for Nonviolence, started in 2004, is an annual two-day
    conference held in Memphis, Tenn., that seeks to bring together academics,
    activists and the general public to apply Gandhi’s principles of nonviolence to
    contemporary issues.

   This year’s topic is “Gandhian Nonviolence: Personal Transformation, Political
    Revolution, and Social Justice.”

   The conference format includes discussions, workshops, academic papers and
    presentations from guest speakers based on Gandhi’s principles, ideas and

   Guest speakers for the 2005 conference include author and grandson of Mahatma
    Gandhi, Arun Gandhi; three-time Nobel peace prize nominee and peace activist
    Kathy Kelly; Dr. Luther Ivory, expert in the theology of Dr. Martin Luther King;
    Mark Juergensmeyer, director of Global and International Studies and professor
    of Sociology and Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara;
    and Dr. Ken Butigan, communications and development coordinator of Pace e
    Bene, an international organization that offers training and resources in
    spirituality and the practice of active nonviolence.

   The conference is co-sponsored by M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, the
    National Civil Rights Museum, and the National Conference for Community and
    Justice and is hosted by Christian Brothers University and Rhodes College, all
    based in Memphis, Tenn.

   Approximately 300 people from 27 states, Canada and Puerto Rico attended the
    first conference held in 2004.

   For more information about the conference, to register or to view presentation
    papers from 2004, visit www.gandhiinstitute.org/2005conference.cfm.

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