Mercy Junction hosting conversation with Arun Gandhi

Picture-ArunGandhiandMahatmaGandhi.jpgMercy Junction Justice and Peace Center will host Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, on Sunday evening.

There will be a conversation with Arun Gandhi about issues of justice and peace in Chattanooga and around the world beginning at 6 pm in the sanctuary. The “Gandhian Conversation Circle” will begin immediately following Mercy Junction’s regular Sunday evening service — The Blessing. Join us for both or either gathering. The “Gandhian Conversation Circle” will include a potluck meal.

For those who can’t join us in Chattanooga, join us by interactive live video stream at Mercy Junction’s USTREAM.

Arun Gandhi visit to Mercy Junction is made possible by our partners at Gandhi’s Be Magazine and Gandhi Global Center For Peace. Arun Gandhi speaks internationally on Gandhian philosophy, nonviolence, and peace.

“We are honored to host Arun Gandhi at our center,” Beth Foster, co-director of the Mercy Junction Justice and Peace Center said. “Mercy Junction has a radical commitment to non-violence in the tradition of the peace churches, and we are excited to further our thinking, conversation and understanding of peace with our broader community through this discussion.”

Mercy Junction pastor and center co-director Brian Merritt said, “Like Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., Mercy Junction Justice and Peace Center believes that non-violence is more than a tactic, but a powerful hope of peace that can transform all living creatures.”

Missy Crutchfield of Gandhi’s Be Magazine and Gandhi Global Center For Peace said, “On the heels of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, it is important to remember that the message of peace is beyond a day or a season, it is something we must work for all year round.”

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