Violence Running Rampant by Malik Thompson

Violence runs rampant in these austere times. An embodiment of the concept would certainly manifest as the Hydra itself, the multi-headed serpent monster from ancient Greek mythology, a monster which Hercules himself had difficulty slaying. Mimicking the Hydra, violence is manifold and ruthless. In today’s world, where there is mass profit from maintaining perpetual tragedies […]

What is it about our obsession with terrorism?

[Editor’s note: Originally posted to my blog @ What’s with our obession with terrorism?] Our obsession with terrorism has driven many of us into such a frenzy of fear that it often borders on the ridiculous.*  I recently met a middle-aged gentleman from the upper middle class economic.  He was very curious about my frequent travels […]

9 Wonderful Quotes from MK Gandhi

9 Wonderful Quotes from Mahatma Gandhi – 1) "If we are to teach real peace in this world…we shall have to begin with the children." 2) “By education I mean an all-round drawing out of the best in the child and man; body, mind and spirit.” 3) “Character alone will have real effect on the […]

Kashmiri schoolchildren mark World Peace Day

Published in The Express Tribune  While violent protests raged across the country schoolchildren in Azad Jammu and Kashmir marked the International Day of Peace – which is celebrated around the world on September 21. Kashmiri schoolchildren celebrated the day by staging a grand walk at the Line of Control in Neelam Valley district to press […]

Satyagraha and Gandhi’s Salt March

Source: Catalyst House Blog In early March of 1930, in order to help free India from British control, Mahatma Gandhi proposed a non-violent protest march denouncing the British Salt Tax, continuing Gandhi's national calls for civil disobedience. Before embarking on the 240-mile journey from Sabarmati to Dandi, Gandhi sent a letter to the the British […]

Remembering King: Radical Organizor or Safe Icon

895 streets in the America are named Martin Luther King Jr. Hundreds of clinics, community centers, hospitals and parks throughout the nation also bear his name. No other modern American figure’s name has been attached to so many civic places, said Derek Alderman, a professor of geography at the University of East Carolina who studies […]

In Palm Springs Arun Gandhi Spreads Message of Peace

Source: Catalyst House Blog | Photo Credit: Wade Nomura        P reaching the message of peace and nonviolence at the recent Peace Conference in Palm Spring, California, Mahatma Gandhi's grandson Arun Gandhi said, "Over the years we have been feeding the wrong wolf in us, and so we have seen this escalation of violence." The conference was […]

Arun Gandhi speaks to Hatboro-Horsham High School students

Peace activist Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, came to Hatboro-Horsham High School to teach students about nonviolence and to talk about the two years he lived with his grandfather. He spoke to students in assemblies and small groups Tuesday. “I just hope it makes students a little more reflective,” high school enrichment teacher Kim […]

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. […]

Arun Gandhi’s Talk in Aurora Colorado

As part of the Season for Nonviolence, this program presents the Dr. Arun Gandhi recent talk in Aurora Co. about alternatives to violent responses. Presented by the Aurora Police Department, Aurora Public Schools, and New Dawn Center for Spiritual Living.

Arun Gandhi Speaks at MLK Awards

By Steve Hoffman | – The worldwide impact of Mohandas K. Gandhi’s philosophy of peace is often discussed, but his grandson encouraged a gathering in Normal on Saturday not to ignore individual responsibility in promoting a nonviolent world. Speaking at the 35th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. awards luncheon, Arun Gandhi passed on […]

The Story of Gandhi’s ‘Invisible Hands’

This wonderful piece, written by an impassioned grandson, tells the story of Gandhi’s earliest and closest helpers, his invisible hands. mmm The author, Ian Desai, is a postdoctoral associate and lecturer in South Asian studies and history at Yale. He received his doctorate from Oxford, where he studied on a Rhodes scholarship. mmm Ian Desai […]


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Nonviolence and the Pursuit of Truth

The best way to understand Gandhi’s philosophy of nonviolence is to first understand the extent of the violence we practice, consciously or unconsciously,

Legacy Of Love: My Education In The Path Of Nonviolence

Legacy of Love: My Education in the Path of Nonviolence Book Description – Called a messenger of peace, Arun Gandhi — Mahatma Gandhis grandson — has dedicated his life to spreading his grandfathers teachings around the globe.