On March 7, 1965, a group of 600 civil rights marchers is forcefully broken up in Selma, Alabama in what became known as "Bloody Sunday". Televised images of the brutal attack roused support for the U.S. civil rights movement.
Gandhi The M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence is a nonprofit that works to realize the vision of its historic namesake. Our mission is to help individuals and communities develop the inner resources and practical skill needed to achieve a nonviolent, sustainable and just world.
n 2014, the Fellowship of Reconciliation awarded Dr. Widad the International Pfeffer Peace Award for her worldwide work for peace and justice. She became the first Scandinavian citizen, the third European citizen and the first Kurd to receive a Pfeffer Peace Prize. Widad dedicated the award to all victims of persecution, particularly the Yazidis, Christians and all residents of Kobane region.