The launch for NONVIO culminates at Morehouse College, Atlanta where Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Founder of the Art of Living Foundation and the International Association for Human Values, will give two major addresses and receive the highest award of the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel.
On Wednesday, April 3rd at 7:00pm, Sri Sri will deliver a public address on the theme, “Nonviolence: No Higher Calling.”
He will also be awarded the Gandhi, King, Ikeda Community Builders Prize in recognition for being one of today’s leading voices of peace and nonviolence. The Gandhi, King, Ikeda Community Builders prize symbolizes the tradition these giants of humanity share and, it is hoped, will inspire and empower every person to take responsibility for the improvement of the human condition. Past recipients include Nelson Mandela and F.W. de Klerk, former Presidents of South Africa, His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan Bin Talal of Jordan, Dr. Michael Nobel, board chair of the Nobel Family Society, Betty Williams, 1976 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and founder of the Northern Ireland Peace Movement, and Rabbi Michael Lerner, renowned writer and peace activist working for peace and reconciliation between Israel and Palestine.
There will also be an unveiling of an oil portrait of Sri Sri which will be displayed in the International Hall of Honor in the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel. The Hall of Honor includes portraits of persons of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries who have made significant contributions to the civil and human rights nonviolence movement internationally.
On Thursday, April 4th at 11:00am, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar will deliver the keynote address on the theme “Love and Forgiveness in Action at the 28th College of Ministers and Laity Crown Forum Ceremony for the induction of 50 of the world’s foremost clergypersons, scholars and organizational leaders into the Martin Luther King Jr. Board of Preachers, Board of Sponsors and Collegium of Scholars.
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