Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lawrence Edward Carter.
Synopsis: In his keynote address, entitled "Nonviolent Moral Cosmopolitan Rebel," Dr Carter will expound on how Gandhi's non-violence shaped the actions of Martin Luther King. He will discuss six essential principles of Gandhian non-violence that Martin Luther King adopted. Dr. Carter observes that while avoiding physical aggression, non-violence is directed towards the forces of evil and, therefore, is not a method for cowards. However, the spirit of non-violence does not seek to humiliate the opponent; and it assumes a willingness to accept suffering on the part of the practitioner. It works to bring the disconnected aspects of reality into a harmonious whole, thus requiring the practitioner to become a nonviolent moral cosmopolitan rebel.
About the Keynote Speaker - Dr. Lawrence Edward Carter Sr.,
B.A., M. Div., S.T.M., Ph.D., D.D., D.H., D.R.S., D.H.C .
In 1958, Martin Luther King Jr. privately recruited Lawrence Edward Carter as a 10th grader to come to Morehouse College. Twenty One years later, Dr. Lawrence Edward Carter became the first Dean of the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel in 1979. Today he is a tenured Professor of Religion and College Curator at Morehouse College. For forty-six years, Dr. Carter has studied and worked in fourteen American universities, colleges, and professional schools, spoken at over one-hundred different colleges, universities, and seminaries, and received over one thousand speaking engagements from eighteen Christian denominations, including Jewish, Islamic, Hindu, and Buddhist communions, and traveled to thirty-five foreign countries. He has made over seventy radio and television appearances, including nationwide in The United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, India, China, Malaysia, Oceania, Australia, South Africa, and continent wide in Africa.