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The Gandhian Iceberg: A Nonviolence Manifesto for the Age of the Great Turning
Original Date: Thursday, March 2, 2017
Join us for an evening with Chris Moore-Backman, author of The Gandhian Iceberg: A Nonviolence Manifesto for the Age of the Great Turning. Moore-Backman offers a bold, new interpretation of Gandhi's theory and practice of nonviolence, emphasizing its holistic balance of personal transformation, constructive program (the work of social uplift and renewal), and direct resistance to empire. The book faces the current climate change emergency and the intensification of social crises around the world, and calls for the convergence of a deeply committed, spiritually-rooted contingent of U.S. nonviolence activists ready to offer themselves in service to a social change movement unlike any seen before.
"Effective nonviolent political action does not spring from a vacuum. It grows out of daily living grounded in personal and communal spiritual practice. It grows out of constructive service to one's community. Nonviolence on the political stage is only as powerful as the personal and community-based nonviolence of those who engage in it."
Chris Moore-Backman has worked with a variety of human rights, peace, and social justice organizations, including the Fellowship of Reconciliation, Christian Peacemaker Teams, and the Alternatives to Violence Project. He has served on international peace teams in Colombia and Palestine, and is the producer of Bringing Down the New Jim Crow, a radio documentary series.