September 11, 1906

A friend called today to say that September 11 was also the anniversary of the start of Gandhi’s peace movement, in 1906.

On September 11, 1906, in Johannesburg, South Africa, a young lawyer named Mohandas K. Gandhi called together a group of people to oppose racial limiting legislation. 3,000 people that day signed an agreement to disobey the proposed law by nonviolent means, whatever the cost.

What can this “coincidence” mean? That good and bad are part of us: terror is as much part of the human way as is peace? That we may not have to lash out against terrorism with violence, but that there is another way, viable and life giving?

Please tell me what you think; I am trying to understand.

:- Doug.

Published in: Conversations | on September 11th, 2006 | No Comments »

You can leave a response, or