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F.W. De Klerk, Former President of South Africa and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Highlights Morehouse College’s Science and Spiritual Awareness Week

ATLANTA, March 22, 2004 – Morehouse College will kick off Science and Spiritual Awareness Week March 28-April 4, 2004. The annual observance always takes place during the worldwide Season for Nonviolence. The Season, which runs from January 30 through April 4, is a 64-day worldwide educational and grassroots campaign calling on all those who value the principles of nonviolence to conduct activities to commemorate the 55th and 35th memorial anniversaries of Mahatma M. K. Gandhi and The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Gandhi’s grandson and his wife initiated the concept. Together, the couple founded the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence at the United Nations.

On Saturday, April 3 at 6:00 p.m. in the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel, F.W. De Klerk will give the keynote address for the Inter-Faith Assembly at which the Gandhi, King, Ikeda Community Builder’s Prize will be jointly bestowed on former South African President Nelson Mandela and De Klerk. Both men received the Nobel Peace Prize jointly in 1993.

Commemorative oil portraits will be unveiled of Betty Williams, Nobel Prize Laureate of Northern Ireland and internationally known spiritual teacher Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati of the Kashi Ashram Foundation.

Please see full schedule for the week below.


Sunday, March 28th, 2004
Enter the King Chapel Through the Big White Tent
Gandhi, King, Ikeda Peace Exhibit & The Culture of Building Peace Exhibit
(March 28th – April 4th)
Opening Service King Chapel Nave

11:00AM

Professor Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer, Preaching
Professor of Justice and Peace Studies,
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota
Sermon: “The Bizarre Disappearance of Jesus”


Monday, March 29th, 2004


[All Presentations to be held in the African American Hall of Fame, 2nd Floor King Chapel, unless noted otherwise]
Luncheon Lecture/slide show

12:00noon

Dr. Casey Blood, Speaking
“The Relation between Quantum Physics, Spirituality and the Soul”
Student Supper Lectures
6:00PM Topics: Jesus and the Science and Spiritual Awareness Theme
- Presenter: Vincent Malowry Jones ’04 on the book:
Jesus and Empire: The Kingdom of God and the New World Disorder
by Richard A. Horsley

Student Supper Lectures continued
- Presenter: Gregory David Jackson ’05 on the book:
Jesus against Christianity: Reclaiming the Missing Jesus
by Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer

- Presenter: Ernest Andrew Brook III ‘05 on the book:
The Gospel of Mary of Magdala
By Karen L. King

- Presenter: Quardricos Bernard Driskell ‘05 on the book:
Of Water and the Spirit and Ritual: Power, Healing and Community
By Malidoma Patrice Some, Ph.D.


Tuesday, March 30th, 2004
1-4:30pm

First Assembly IAEWP Chancellors
IAEWP Membership Meeting
7-9:00pm Presentations:

* World Conference of Mayors for Peace Speeches, by Mayors and/or their representatives
* Steven Leeper “Hiroshima’s Effort to Spread the Hiroshima-Nagashima Peace Study Course”
* Jerry Cl. Chang Presentation: “The Urgent Need to Establish the Ministry of Peace in all Nations”
* IAEWP presentation: Proposal for working with the World Conference of Mayors for Peace, NGOs, and global civil society for the next three years. “The Next Thousand Days, Building A Global Network Of Peacemakers Between Campuses, Citizens, Cities, And World Capitals”.


Wednesday, March 31st, 2004
9:00 -11:30am

Presentation #1: The future role of the United Nations in international affairs. A discussion of the issues contained in IAEWP Resolution #7 regarding the restoration of the integrity and power of the U.N.

* Terrence Paupp:“Role of the U.N. in an Age of Poverty & Empire”
* Anthony Marsella: “Re-Enchanting the World”
* Jerry Cl. Chang: “The Future if the United Nations from an Insider’s View”
* Saul Mendlovitz: “Global Action to Prevent War”


2--3:00 p.m.

Presentation #2: World resources and the environment as challenges to building global inclusionary governance within and between civil society, corporations, and governments. A discussion of the issues contained in the IAEWP Resolution #5 regarding increasing participation and accountability in the field of environmental governance

* Terrence Paupp: “Achieving Inclusionary Governance for the Protection of the Global Commons”
* Michael Whitty: “Sustainable Futures: The Necessity of Stewardship and Social Equity”
* Kollie King: Liberia National Chancellor


Panel Presentation: Health, Housing, and Human Rights 3:15-5:30 p.m.

* Dr. Lily R. Canlas: ”Early Childhood Education”
* Josef de Ubaldo: “Woundology and Healing: A New Paradigm”
* Jennifer Moore: “Human Rights Education in the Burundian Refugee Camps in Tanzania”
* Ken Betsalel:“Human Rights and Local Knowledge”


Thursday, April 1st, 2004
9:30 am

Crown Forum Induction Service – Tour of King Chapel
11:00am Bishop John Shelby Spong, Retired Episcopalian Bishop of Newark, N.J.
Sermon: Transcending the Limits of Prejudice
Howard Thurman Stained Glass Award to Terrence Edward Paupp
Honoree Induction into the MLK Board of Preachers, Sponsors and Scholars


2:00pm-5:00pm

Special Panel Presentation

* “Religion, Spirituality, and the Realization of Peace” co-chaired by Leaders of the Association for Global New Thought [AGNT] Leadership Council.
(1) Mike Whitty, “Call for a Truce in the Cultural Wars,”
(2) Brother Wayne Teasdale, “Toward A Civilization With A Heart,”
(3) The Reverend Dr. Barbara King
(4) Reverend Richard Rogers, “the Peacemaking Process”
(5) Reverend Mary Omwake, “The Beloved Community”
(6) Reverend Mary Manin Morrissey, “When You’re Kicked Off a Train”
(7) Reverend Argentina Glasgow, “A Piece of Mind for Peace”
(8) Reverend Carol Carnes, “Stick With Love”
(9) The Reverend Dr. Michael Beckwith, “A Vision of the Whole”
A panel format will end the session with questions and answers.


Friday, April 2nd, 2004
9:00am-11: 30am

Presentation #3: Advancing the United Nations global compact in accordance with the millennium development goals as set forth in the “Human Development Report—2003.” A discussion of the issues contained in the IAEWP Resolution #3 regarding the U.N. global compact will be addressed.

* Ward Churchill: “Settlers State Colonialism and the Question of World Peace”
* Terrence Paupp: “To Seek A Newer World: The Elimination of Global Poverty as both a Moral Mandate and Political Necessity”
* Brian Foley: “We’ve Got the Whole World in Our Hands: The U.S. Public’s Power and Responsibility to Prevent War and Pay Reparations”
* Laurie Wermuth: “Civic-Minded Policies for Improving Population Health”

1:15pm-3:15pm

Presentation #4: International Criminal Court. A discussion of the issues contained in IAEWP Resolution #4 will be addressed with a question and answer session to follow

* David Gespass: “The ICC and Accountability for Human Rights Atrocities”
* Ward Churchill: “Settlers State Colonialism and the Question of World Peace”
* Andrew Kelley: “The Moral Obligation to Belong to the ICC”
* Terrence Paupp: “Crime and Punishment: The ICC and Accountability for Human Rights Atrocities”
* Walter Gulick: “Desires, Satisfactions, and the Economy of War and Peace”
* Charles Mercieca: “The Weapons Industry: Source of Terrorism”

3:45pm-5:45pm

Presentation #5: Reparations and the moral mandate of apology. A discussion of the issues contained in IAEWP Resolution #6 will be addressed

* David Gespass; “The Indelible Legacy of Durban”
* Terrence Paupp: “The Legacy of Slavery and the Moral Mandate of Apology”
* Raymond Winbush: “Slave Reparations 101”
* Lewis Baldwin: “In A Single Garment of Destiny: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Globalization of an Ethical Ideal”
* Mark Gibney: “The West Apologizes to the Rest: Moral Metamorphosis or the Height of Hypocrisy?”
* Andrew Kelley: “Forgiveness and Reconciliation”
* Erin Daly: “The Moral Meaning of Apology”

Saturday, April 3rd, 2004
9:00am-11:30am:

Presentation #6 Control and elimination of nuclear weapons. This presentation will discuss the issues contained in IAEWP Resolution #2 dealing with the development of a nuclear nonproliferation regime and IAEWP opposition to the "doctrine of preemption" and "full-spectrum dominance" as outlined in Vision 20/20 and in the Pentagon's Nuclear Posture Review (NPR)

* Terrance Paupp: “Building an Anti-Nuclear Weapons Coalition”
* John Burroughs: “Global Action to Prevent War”
* Bruce Gagnon: “Masters of Space: Space Domination for the Benefit of Corporate Globalization”
* Bill Wickersham: “Building a Culture of Peace Through Dialogue”
* Toshiyuki Nishikawa – Japan National Chancellor
* Patricia Rife: “Einstein, Ethics and the Atomic Bomb”
* Howard Jones: “John F. Kennedy’s Strategy of Peace: First, Vietnam…”

2:30pm-5:00pm

Presentation #7: The U.S./IAEWP National Resolution seeks to restore civil liberties and rights in formal opposition to the USA Patriot Act. The presentation use the issues contained in IAEWP Resolution #1 as the basis for panel discussion and audience questions

* David Gespass: “Democracy or Fascism---The Rule of Law and Human Rights Under Attack”
* Pravin Kamdar: “A Paradox of Liberty”
* Terrence Paupp: “America Should Not Be Rome: The USA PATRIOT ACT as an Expression of Empire
* Jay Krishnan: “India’s Patriot Act: POTA: and the Impact on Civil Liberties in the World’s Largest Democracy”
* Mark Zepezauer: “Counter-Recruitment: Sedition or Patriotism?”


6:00 pm

* Inter-Faith Assembly, Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel
Gandhi, King, Ikeda Community Builders Prize (Nelson Mandela and F.W. De Klerk joint recipients)

Keynote Speaker: F.W. De Klerk, former President of South Africa, 1993 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Unveiling of Oil Portraits:

* Betty Williams, Nobel Peace Laureate of Northern Ireland
* Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati, Internationally Respected Spiritual Leader and Teacher and Founder of The Kashi Foundation


Sunday, April 4th, 2004

Closing Joint Service for A Season for Non-Violence, Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel

11:00am

* Reverend John Strickland, Preaching, Sr. Minister, Atlanta Unity Church
Sermon: “Know It, Teach It, Preach It, Live It”
The King Chapel Choir and The Atlanta Unity Choir and Congregation

Posted by Kara at March 22, 2004 10:12 PM

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