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Title: Co-founded and Convened By:

Co-founded and Convened By
A Season for Nonviolence is a 64 day educational,
media and grassroots campaign inspired by the
50th and 30th memorial anniversaries of Mahatma
Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Co-founded in 1998 by the Association for Global
New Thought (AGNT) and Arun and Sunanda Gandhi,
SNV is now in its 18th year.
  • The campaign is convened and directed by the
    Association for Global New Thought. Co-leaders
    and advocates include many distinguished authors
    and teachers of peace and nonviolence.

Dolores Huerta Bro. David Steindl-rast
Dr. Lawrence Carter
Dr. Bernard Lafayette
Dr. Michael Bernard Beckwith
  • Spiritually-motivated spiritual leaders and
    grassroots volunteers in over 900 cities in 67
    countries implement sustainable programs and
    events each year.

  • Celebrating a decade of SNV in 2007 aboard the
    Gandhi King Peace Train with family members of
    Gandhi, King, and Cesar E. Chavez, activist
    Dolores Huerta accepted the invitation to honor
    Chavez name for his work in nonviolent social

  • SNV has been launched at the United Nations each
    year from 1998 through 2015. The theme for last
    year's student-based program was
  • "Global Peace Through
    Social Media
  • There's an APP
    for That!"

  • Our purpose is to create an awareness of
    nonviolent principles and practice as a powerful
    way to heal, transform and empower our lives and

  • Through an educational and community action
    campaign, we honor those who use nonviolence to
    build a community that honors the dignity and
    worth of every human being.

  • Omni-local IS Global. A Season for Nonviolence
    represents the successful new model of
    omni-local conscious action
  • Engaging large numbers of self-empowered
    leaders and groups in a common goal using their
    own local resources to work globally with
    singular purpose.

  • By identifying what works in these new
    models for reconciliation and human harmony, we
    are demonstrating that every person can move the
    world in the direction of peace through his or
    her daily nonviolent choice and action.

SNV 1998-2015 Our Collaboratory for
Spiritually-Motivated Social Action The Season
for Nonviolence is successful because we all take
responsibility, as a whole, for being the
change we wish to see in the world.
We call our community together.... Churches and
centers form task forces Individuals meet among
friends or sought out other groups We stand on
a foundation of prayer and meditation, rooted in
nonviolence We invite others from different
religions, cultures, ideologies, and professions
into a nonjudgmental, inclusive dialogue... we
share our stories We study common educational
and training materials, developed resources, ask
questions, share wisdom, learn from one
another We become social strategists and
organizational designers at a high level of
competence not because we adopt a hierarchy,
but because we uncover our collective gifts
through a process of emergence We bring our
programs and projects in front of decision- and
policy- makers, local media, Boards of Education,
and more We communicate our successes and
challenges within our communities, and also to
the central hub coordinating Season for
Nonviolence so that our work can be shared as
templates with others, reducing our collective
learning curve greatly
A New Meme is Established
As a result of this deep and sustained
dedication, a new model for omni-local,
spiritually-based peace governance has emerged
successfully, igniting entire communities. The
Gandhi King Gyatso Season for Nonviolence project
has evolved through our collective, exemplary
leadership in more than 900 cities in the U.S.
and 67 other countries during the past ten
Seasons. AGNTs spiritually-based model for
nonviolence has seeded peace-building communities
that integrate vision and action. We know that
the key to empowerment is compassionate visionary
consciousness coupled with enlightened choices
toward action.
The Embracing of Leadership What We Have Learned
It has been said that, If you want peace, work
for justice. This quote is attributed to Pope
Paul VI. Through dedicated prayer, research,
education, planning, team-building, dialogue,
logistics, fundraising, and successful
implementation of events and programs promoting
nonviolent personal and social transformation, we
have identified common factors that are at the
root of all peace-building
The Embracing of Leadership What We Have Learned
Positive interfaith and intercultural
relationships Omni-local IS global Connection
is critical both psychologically and
organizationally Education/awareness is key to
resolving conflict Sharing our wisdom with
others, and benefiting from others experience,
are equally important Along with rights, come
responsibilities Each one of us is VERY
powerful together we are more powerful than
alone serving a larger vision and Source as a
unified humanity is infallible We create change
by living the change. If we are consistent in our
consciousness, we are already doing it.
His-Holiness, the Dalai Lama of Tibet in a
personal conversation with Brother Wayne
Teasdale September 16, 1997 Dharamsala, India
  • I believe this is the right time to promote
    nonviolence in various ways and means. And it is
    our responsibility to do so. Both Gandhi and
    Martin Luther King are inspiring examples of the
    power and truth of nonviolence and the actions
    that arise from them. They not only embraced
    nonviolence in principle, but implemented it in
    action. Both gave their lives for this precious

This Season for Nonviolence is a very good tool
to remind us of their witness, but also of the
large unfinished work we have together in
transforming awareness on our planet."
"I fully endorse the Season for Nonviolence, an
important step towards a century and millennium
of nonviolence which should be proclaimed by the
United Nations during the world celebration of
the year 2000." - Dr. Robert Muller
(1923-2010), Chancellor of the UN University of
Peace former Assistant Secretary General to the
"In the 'Season for Nonviolence' Initiative, the
Association for Global New Thought has made a
significant contribution to creating a more
compassionate and peaceful world by educating
people in the principles of nonviolence advocated
by Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr. and
other peacemakers." - Coretta Scott King


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