Laura Oppenheimer
Laura Oppenheimer
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Making the non-violent, peaceful connection

The vision of non-violent resistance — promoted by Mohandas K. Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. — has not been fully realized. Many people are still promoting their dream, and you can find many supporters at The Gandhi-King Community, a social network dedicated to continuing the tradition of nonviolent transformation inspired by the two leaders.

Network Creator Clayborne Carson is the director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute at Stanford University. He started the network because the Institute was “searching for a way to facilitate online communications linking the people around the world who were interested in promoting the ideas of Gandhi and King.”

While the Institute’s overall goal is to disseminate information about King using multiple channels — holding programs, traditional printed material, etc) — Carson’s goal for the network is to help link activists across the globe who are dedicated to the same mission.

“Our expectation is that global online communications among activists will enable them to disseminate information about their activities, ideas and causes and thereby mobilize global support,” Carson explained.

The network’s forum is where most of the activity is occurring, and it’s drawing a wide range of members, from teenagers to senior scholars. “Although the Gandhi-King [network] is still new and not widely advertised,” Dr. Carson said, “we’ve been impressed with the fact that members of many parts of the world have found it useful as a means of communicating with others people with similar interests.”

So join today and keep the dream alive.