Already a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame, noted American singer/songwriter Jackson Browne is being lauded for his commitment to social justice, peace and environmental causes by being the first artist to receive the Gandhi Peace Award.
The ceremony takes place Sept. 14. in the United Church on the Green in New Haven, Connecticut and is open to the public, although seating is limited. Reserve tickets here for a suggested donation of at least $10 (USD).
Created by the Promoting Enduring Peace organization in 1960, the Gandhi Peace Award was named after Mohandas (a.k.a. Mahatma) Gandhi, a proponent of non-violent resistance who helped spearhead the eventual independence of India from Great Britain in the 1940s, and who inspired similar movements throughout the globe, including the U.S. Civil Rights Movement under the leadership of Martin Luther King Jr., a past recipient of the Gandhi Peace Award.
Other past recipients include Eleanor Roosevelt, Dr. Benjamin Spock, U Thant, Cesar Chavez and Ralph Nader. -- Continue reading Jim Barber's story on the SamaritanMag website.