Linking Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. King

In commemoration of Dr. King’s visit to India 50 years ago Naropa University’s Professor of Peace Studies Sudarshan Kapur will be lecturing extensively throughout India from March 15th to April 4th. While the lecture series honors Dr. King’s historic journey to India, the trip commemorates a much broader intersecting history between Indian Independence and pre-King African American civil rights struggles as well. Dr. Kapur will lecture on, among other related topics, the influence of Mahatma Gandhi in the civil rights movement, and the African American exploration of the Gandhian concept of nonviolent resistance.

Dr. Kapur, author of Raising Up a Prophet: The African American Encounter with Gandhi teaches a number of courses at Naropa University’s Peace Studies program including “Twentieth-Century African American Thinkers,” “Nonviolence in and through History,” and “Gandhi, Dorothy Day & Malcolm X: The Quest for Personal and Social Transformation.” Check out similar courses here.

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2 thoughts on “Linking Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. King

  1. Pingback: Dr. Kapur Presenting Gandhian Influence in Freedom Movement in India Today « Pax/Peace/Paz Studies at Naropa

  2. Hello

    I’ve just uploaded two rare interviews with the Catholic activist Dorothy Day. One was made for the Christophers [1971]–i.e., Christopher Closeup– and the other for WCVB-TV Boston [1974].

    Day had begun her service to the poor in New York City during the Depression with Peter Maurin, and it continued until her death in 1980. Their dedication to administering to the homeless, elderly, and disenfranchised continues with Catholic Worker homes in many parts of the world.

    Please post or announce the availability of these videos for those who may be interested in hearing this remarkable lay minister.

    They may be located here:

    http://www.youtube.com/user/4854derrida

    Thank you

    Dean Taylor

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