BLUE HILL — Peace and Reconciliation Studies educator Hugh Curran of Surry will give a presentation on tolerance and nonviolence at the Blue Hill Public Library at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20. He gave a version of this talk recently in Malta at the Global Council on Tolerance and Peace.
Curran will focus on nonviolence practices in his native country of Ireland, demonstrating their immediate influence on the strategies of Gandhi’s political work in the Indian independence movement, as well as the writings of Leo Tolstoy. The same practices eventually led to the Northern Ireland Peace Accord.
Curran is on the faculty of the University of Maine, where he has organized numerous peace conferences.
The talk is sponsored by Peninsula Peace & Justice and the public is welcome. For more information call 207-326-4405.