This week the Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel will host Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of the International Association for Human Values and the Art of Living Foundation.
He will speak as part of a community-wide interfaith assembly and MLK induction crown forum ceremony at the chapel, which is located at Morehouse College as part of the 28th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. College of Ministers and Laity. The college reports that theme for this year is “Love and Forgiveness in Action.”
The assembly will take place twice this week, first on Wednesday, April 3 at 7 p.m. and again Thursday, April 4, at 11 a.m.
“On the eve and anniversary of the assassination of Dr. King, a 1948 graduate of Morehouse College, there is no better time to highlight the need for peace and nonviolence in the world,” said a King International spokesperson.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel is located on the campus of Morehouse College at 830 Westview Drive, SW, Atlanta, GA 30314.
His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar of Southern India, Founder of the Art of Living Foundation and the International Association for Human Values will be awarded the Gandi, King, Ikeda Community Builders Prize for his humanitarian work in 152 countries and in recognition for being one of today’s leading voices of peace and non-violence.
The Gandhi, King, Ikeda Community Builders prize symbolizes the tradition these giants of humanity share and, it is hoped, will inspire and empower every person to take responsibility for the improvement of the human condition. Prior recipients include: HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal, Mr. Nelson R. Mandela, Mikhail S. Gorbachev, Michael Nobel, Betty Williams, F.W. De Klerk, Coretta Scott King (posthumously), Rabbi Michael Lerner and Archbishop Desmond M. Tutu among others.