Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 18, 2007
The Rev. Ernest Chu, author of the forthcoming book "Soul Currency: The Secret of Being Well Paid for Doing What Really Fulfills You" (http://www.SoulCurrency.org), will join the Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith for the Gandhi King Peace Train & Living Legends of Nonviolence Conference April 18-21. Chu is assistant minister at Religious Science Fort Lauderdale (FL) and a member of Religious Science International.
Presented by the Association for Global New Thought (AGNT), the peace train and conference will begin Wednesday, April 18, with a celebration at Beckwith's Agape International Spiritual Center in Los Angeles. The traveling peace conference aboard a chartered train will leave Los Angeles Thursday for San Jose, where the sessions will continue at the San Jose Mariott Hotel. Post-conference prayers and discussions are scheduled for the train ride back to Los Angeles on Saturday.
Conference presenters will include:
- Dr. Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mohandas ("Mahatma") K. Gandhi and leader of the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence;
- Yolanda King, daughter of Coretta Scott King and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.;
- Ela Gandhi, former member of Parliament, Republic of South Africa;
- Paul F. Chavez, president of the National Farm Workers Service Center and son of the late Cesar E. Chavez, the founder of the United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO and National Farm Workers Service Center, Inc.;
- Dolores C. Huerta, co-founder and first vice president emeritus of the United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO (UFW) and president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation;
- Bernard LaFayette, Jr., Ed.D, Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies, University of Rhode Island;
- Brother David Steindl-Rast, OSB, Immaculate Heart Hermitage;
- Richard E. Chavez, board member and former director, National Farm Workers Service Center;
- Lawrence Carter Sr., dean of MLK Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College.
The Gandhi King Peace Train & Living Legends of Nonviolence Conference is presented by AGNT in celebration of the 10th year of A Season for Nonviolence. Observed this year from January 30 through April 4, the annual season is a 64-day educational, media, and grassroots campaign dedicated to demonstrating that nonviolence is a powerful way to heal, transform, and empower our lives and our communities. Inspired by the 50th and 30th memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., this international event honors their vision for an empowered, nonviolent world.
Beckwith, the founder and spiritual director of Agape, an 8000-member transdenominational spiritual community., also is co-founder and president of AGNT.
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