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Many of the most notable leaders of our time are considered to be the spiritual progeny of Mahatma Gandhi. Former Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu, farmworkers’ activist Cesar Chavez, and civil-rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. all employed the methods of nonviolent protest and passive resistance that are Gandhi’s legacy. To commemorate the 74th anniversary of King’s birth, one of Gandhi’s biological descendants will pay homage to one of his most prominent political heirs: Devadatta Gandhi, the Indian activist’s great-grandson, will appear at the annual Interfaith Prayer Service in memory of King to discuss nonviolence at home and abroad. And with current warmongers poised to enter the fray again, the topic is especially timely. Scan the audience for a prominent pompadour at 3 p.m. at the National City Christian Church, 14th and Massachusetts Avenue NW. Free. (202) 234-6300. (SG)