||I Shot an Angel by Mistake
Another copy of this sculpture remains on exhibit among the permanent collection of the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.
the world famous pacifist Gandhi, India’s struggle for independence
fostered another monumental landmark of peace: the first non-violent
army in history. Created by Gandhi’s friend Badshah Kahn, a Muslim from
the feared Afghan tribe the Pathan, the 100,000 man army was trained as
rigorously as any other except that they carried no weapons and each
vowed never to kill anyone. It is because of this that they became the
most effective resistance against the occupying British forces, who
they threatened not with death but with transformation. Their power lay
in their engaging their adversary’s humanity rather than their hate.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, one of the architects of the new democratic South Africa, received a casting of the sculpture from the United Methodist Church at the U.M. Global Gathering in Louiville, KY, 1987. He's pictured here with Tim and the Montana Logging and Ballet Co.