Peacebuilders Conference: Gandhi-King-Ikeda Peace Award Ceremony

April 9, 2015, 7 p.m.


830 Westview Drive Southwest, Atlanta, GA 30314, USA

Event Description

The Gandhi, King, Ikeda Peace Award Ceremony is a part of the Peace Builders Conference hosted by the Atlantic Institute and the Marting Luther King, Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College. The ceremony will also encompass a Charter for Peace to be signed by local religious and community leaders, academics, and other advocates of peace. This is the call to nonviolent peacebuilding.

The Gandhi, King, Ikeda: A Legacy of Building Peace Award was created by Morehouse College with the hope that by examining the lives of these great figures, viewers will find these lofty ideals and principles within the grasp of their own daily existence. For it is within the mundane realm of daily living that Mohandas K. Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Daisaku Ikeda have sought to forge an existence filled with dignity, freedom and happiness for all people.

Mr. Fethullah Gulen will be presented with the award exemplifying his leadership and practice of common values and ideas that Gandhi, King and Ikeda all share. Accepting the award on Mr. Gulen’s behalf is Dr. Y Alp Aslandogan, President of the Alliance for Shared Values – of whom Atlantic Institute is a proud supporter – and author of Muslim Citizens the Globalized World: Contributions of the Gulen Movement.

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Scott Alexander, Associate Professor, Islamic Studies and Director Catholic-Muslim Studies Program, Catholic Theological Union, from Chicago, IL who will speak about Civil Rights, the Hizmet Movement, and the Liberative Power of Education.

RSVP online. Free and open to the public.

Location: Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel Crown Nave, Morehouse College

Time: 7:00 - 9:00pm

Edit This Event Last Edited By: The Atlantic Institute on April 7, 2015, 2:05 p.m.