With their collaborative efforts, these leaders showed what could be accomplished through interreligious cooperation and respect for other faith traditions. Working alongside these leaders to integrate various motivations for nonviolent activism was the Rev. James Lawson, whom King called “the leading theorist and strategist of nonviolence in the world.” As a Methodist missionary in India for three years, Lawson was deeply influenced by the philosophy and techniques of nonviolent resistance developed by Gandhi and his followers. On November 3, Lawson will speak about “Recovering a Vision of Gandhi, and his Meaning for the 21st Century” at Riverside United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. This event is part of the Menil Collection’s exhibition titled Experiments with Truth: Gandhi and Images of Nonviolence. The Boniuk Institute invites you to attend the talk to celebrate the diverse religious traditions that impacted the civil rights movement.
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The Boniuk Institute for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance
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