Tag: Gandhi

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    Many young Jains are finding that living in the modern world requires more flexibility than the anti-materialistic rules of their religion allow. “My grandparents said they don’t eat food at night. But going out with friends, having a social circle, we can’t be as strict as our grandparents,” says twenty-year-old Geetika Jain. More

    August 30, 2013 | Comments

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    The president of Morehouse College speaks about Martin Luther King Jr.’s religious maturation as well as the need for contemporary Americans to have “the moral will to act” in the face of persistent economic disparities between blacks and whites.
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    August 26, 2011 | Comments

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    “I think King would make a case for the principles and practices of nonviolence even in settling disputes between nations,” says Cheryl Sanders, professor of Christian ethics at Howard University School of Divinity and senior pastor at Third Street Church of God in Washington, DC. More

    January 15, 2010 | Comments

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    Twenty years ago, a nonviolent movement emerged from the sanctuary of historic St. Nikolai Evangelical Lutheran Church in Leipzig. It was rooted, according to its pastor, in weekly prayers for peace and readings from the Sermon on the Mount that countered “the reality of political hopelessness.” More

    November 6, 2009 | Comments

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    Fifty years ago at the beginning of America’s civil rights movement, Martin Luther King Jr. went to India to walk in the footsteps of one of his heroes, Mohandas Gandhi. Dr. King was strongly influenced by Gandhi’s teachings of nonviolent resistance. Recently, Dr. King’s son and many civil rights veterans revisited India to honor both King and Gandhi. More

    April 3, 2009 | Comments

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    Howard Thurman had a profound spiritual impact on civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr. Yet for much of the last half century, Thurman’s contributions have often been overlooked. Now, more than 20 years after his death in 1981, Howard Thurman is finding a new audience. More

    January 18, 2002 | Comments

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    Read more of our interview with Dr. Robert Franklin, President of the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, who describes prominent African-American scholar and activist Howard Thurman as a “21st-century theologian working in the middle of the 20th century.” More

    January 18, 2002 | Comments