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The Power of Non-Violence–The Enduring Legacy of Richard Gregg (virtual)
November 7, 2022 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm EST
“If you understood me as well as Richard Gregg does, I would die happy. –Mohandas Gandhi, to a group of Indian leaders, 1941.
John Wooding will present and discuss the life and work of the pacifist Richard Bartlett Gregg. He was the first American to study with Gandhi and became his friend. Gregg lived in India for 5 years, his work influenced Martin Luther King and many pacifists. He promoted sustainability and organic farming and wrote The Value of Voluntary Simplicity in 1936. He was one of the first to promote environmental sustainability and the protection of nature through simple living and peace.
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This event is a part of the 2022 Global Learning Festival, held from November 6th to the 9th. This virtual festival seeks to provide unity and connection to communities all over the world by offering learning events on a wide variety of topics and across time zones and languages.