Gandhi's grandson speaks at Sister Karen Klimczak remembrance

by Cierra Johnson

HAMBURG, N.Y. (WKBW) - Although they lived at different times and in different lands, it was a dedication to peace and non-violence that Mahatma Gandhi and Sister Karen Klimczak shared.

Sunday night, just days after the 10th anniversary of Sister Karen's murder, their similarities were highlighted.

In front of more than 200, Mahatma Gandhi's grandson Arun Gandhi served as guest speaker drawing parallels between his grandfather - the international peacemaker and Sister Karen - a local Roman Catholic Nun who ran a halfway house for ex-convicts but was murdered in 2006.

The program served as fundraiser for the Center of Nonviolence, an organization to continue her work and legacy.

Arun Ghandi also shared how he continues to share his grandfather's mission of peace by starting the "Season of Nonviolence." The annual 64-day event celebrates the ideas of his grandfather and another peace icon: Dr. Martin Luther King.

Started in 1998, Arun says since its creation this movement has been adopted by several hundred communities.

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