Events, Lectures

Ghandi and Forgiveness

Join us on Monday October 5th, 6:00 at the Reem-Kayden Center Lazlo Z. Bito ’60 Auditorium for a talk by Dennis Dalton: Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Barnard College, and author of Mahatma Gandhi: Nonviolent Power in Action and several other books.

The value of forgiveness was central to Gandhi’s teaching as well as to his effectiveness as the leader of India’s independence movement. This lecture will describe specific cases where Gandhi demonstrated its power throughout his career, from 1919 to 1947. In the broadest sense, the virtue of forgiveness has an enduring and universal meaning so the lecture starts with its recent expression by members of Emmanuel Church in Charleston and includes commentary on Martin Luther King’s teaching. This shows its relevance to conflict resolution in America today. From this cross cultural narrative comes the question of What we may learn from Gandhi’s example about the redeeming force of forgiveness?”
For more information: contact Richard Davis at 845-758-7364, or e-mail rdavis@bard.edu.

 

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