Peace Walk and
Candlelight Commemoration of
The 100th Anniversary of
Mahatma Gandhi’s Satyagraha
(Nonviolent Peace Army Holding Fast to Truth)

On September 11, 1906, Mohandas Gandhi convened a meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa, to mobilize his community to oppose racially degrading legislation. That evening, more than 3,000 people solemnly pledged to disobey the proposed law, despite the consequences and without the use of violence. Here began the model of nonviolent action for achieving social justice, as employed in the Civil Rights Movement in this country via Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


We will honor Gandhi’s devotion to nonviolent action, reminding ourselves and our community of our inherent right to peace, and of this powerful alternative to war and violence. We will help each other find the courage to work nonviolently towards achieving justice and peace in our own daily lives, in our local communities, and in the whole world.

September 11, 2006  --  5:30pm  to 7pm

Downtown Mall in Riverside, CA


Event begins with Peacewalk at 5:30 pm

Meet at the Martin Luther King Statue (near city hall at 9th St)

(signs, banners, and candles provided)


continuing to the Candlelight Commemoration & Program

at the Gandhi Statue, Mission Inn Avenue at the Downtown Mall


Sponsored by

Inland Communities Fellowship of Reconciliation (ICFOR)**

and the Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP)**


Music: the Mission Belles, Terry Boyles and John Rockwell of the Congregational Church, plus  members of IC-FOR and Unitarian Universalists in Sing Alongs.


Speakers include, among others, Katherine Pitts of the Pasadena Mennonite Church, Jerry Hobby of the Riverside Community Center for Spiritual Living, Linda Dunn of the Nonviolent Peaceforce, and Marilyn Sequoia of IC-FOR.   Participants will have an opportunity to speak briefly or to read the Peace Quotes that will be distributed.




**Event sponsors: Inland Communities chapter of the Fellowship of Reconciliation , working for peace and justice since 1916:  & and the Nonviolent Peaceforce, the first international, paid, unarmed group of peace workers in the world: ; LindaDunn 951-682-5364