Peace Week 2011

Tomorrow, Wednesday Sept 21, I'm pleased to be a featured speaker along with Dr. Jane Goodall, Deepak Chopra and others, for the PeaceWeek 2011, a free global peace telesummit with over 60 great peacebuilders. I'll be speaking from 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time. All calls are recorded and will be available for free indefinitely. These recordings are a wonderful educational resource for families, schools and communities.

Join me! PeaceWeek 2011

peace week 2011

I believe we must now move beyond symbolism to doing something constructive and meaningful if we really want to build peace in the world. Peace is not the absence of war or violence. Peace means replacing the present culture of violence with a culture of nonviolence.

It means understanding what nonviolence is: briefly, nonviolence is allowing compassion, love, respect, understanding and appreciation to guide human behavior; it means building better relationships between individuals and nations that are not based on greed and self-interest but on love and understanding.

Most of all we need to understand that the security and stability of any nation in the world is dependent on the security and stability of the whole world. No nation can live in isolation nor be the most powerful in the world. Peace can flourish only when compassion and humility guide humankind in every aspect of human life.

If we are not willing to make this qualitative change in our lives then we can go on celebrating one day of peace and 364 days of violence and war. 


Arun Gandhi
Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute


  1. “Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.” ~ Miguel de Unamuno

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