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Next month President Russell M. Nelson will receive the first Gandhi-King-Mandela Peace Prize from the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College, a historically Black school in Atlanta.
The prize — named for Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela — is awarded to “a person who promotes positive social transformation through nonviolent means. The individuals use their global leadership to affirm peace, justice, diversity and pluralism,” according to a release about the award.
The 98-year-old President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was selected as the inaugural recipient of this award “for his global efforts in ‘abandoning attitudes and actions of prejudice against any group of God’s children’ through nonviolent ways.”
President Nelson will accept the Gandhi-King-Mandela Peace Prize via broadcast during an event April 13 at 7 p.m. at the King chapel on the Morehouse campus in Atlanta. Local Latter-day Saints and community members are invited to attend.
The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square will also perform virtually and other general Church leaders will attend in person. An announcement will be made on future collaboration between the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, according to local Church leaders in Georgia.
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