Ahimsa Center Presents International Conference and Workshop on Nonviolence

Ahimsa Center Presents International Conference and Workshop on Nonviolence

The Ahimsa Center in the College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences will present the Meera and Jasvant Modi International Conference on Nonviolence, “Ahimsa and the Quality of Life,” on April 28-29 in the Bronco Student Center's Ursa Major Suite.

The second annual international conference will feature a roster of speakers — including scholars, educators and practitioners — who will communicate innovative ideas about how to enrich the quality of life by embracing the values of nonviolence.

The two-day conference will be followed by a workshop, “Nonviolence and Quality of Life: Soil, Soul and Society,” presented by Satish Kumar on Sunday, April 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Los Olivos Commons Blue Room. Kumar is program director at Schumacher College in Great Britain and editor of Resurgence, a magazine that publishes articles promoting creativity, ecology, spirituality and frugality. He was the recipient of the Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation International Award for Promoting Gandhian Values in 2001. Kumar is the author of Path Without Destination and The Buddha and the Terrorist: The Story of Angulimala.

For more information, including registration fees, or to reserve a space at the event, contact professor Tara Sethia, director of the Ahimsa Center, at (909) 869-3868, by e-mail at tsethia@cpp.edu or visit www.cpp.edu/~ahimsacenter/conference/conference_06.html.

Ahimsa is an eastern philosophy of revering all life and refraining from harm to any living thing. The university's Ahimsa Center is dedicated to interdisciplinary teaching and learning about nonviolence and its practical applications at various levels: personal, familial, communal, national and international.