A local church is holding a number of non-denominational seminars that will aim to promote world peace.

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Binghamton is hosting a number of social justice talks regarding peace and the non-violent messages of Ghandi and Martin Luther King Jr.

Speakers will include National Peace Action President Kevin Martin along with local Reverend Gary Doupe.

UUCB Social Justice Committee Chairman Fred Trzcinski says too many issues these days are solved with violence.

“There’s an absence in peace across the world. It needs to be addressed in other way than by using guns and bullets and other than using military might,” he said.

Activists are using Ghandi’s 150th birthday in 2019 to focus on world peace throughout the next 4 years.

The free event will be held this Sunday at 1 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist located at 138 Riverside Drive in Binghamton.