Late notice, but for anyone living in Bradford, UK, tonight (20 January) there will be a public illustrated talk on ‘The Nonviolent soldier of Islam, Abdul Ghaffar Khan’ in Manningham. This giant of a man (in all ways) fought nonviolently for independence from the British and was especially active between 1910-1940 in the Khyber Pukhoonkhawa province of what was to be Pakistan. He was a Pashtun political and spiritual leader, a lifelong pacifist, and a devout Muslim. He was a champion of womens’ rights. Nor did he lose faith in the compatibility of Islam and nonviolence.
The talk will be given by Ali Gohar of Just Peace International.
For more information, please see the attached flyer (Word file). For those who aren't able to make the talk, we will soon publish an article with more information on this fascinating figure.