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The Valley Trust A CENTER FOR HEALTH PROMOTION Valley of the Thousand Hills near Durban South Africa A visit with the NGO, The Valley Trust (“TVT”) – A Center for Health Promotion – in the Valley of the Thousand Hills near Durban will highlight Day 6 of the Satyagraha Tour of South Africa.  Celebrating over 60 […]

His Life Changed the World …
How Will We Continue His Legacy in Our Lives?

He may be one of the best-known activists who has ever lived…His philosophy and methods were inspired by Jesus Christ…His movement informed the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom around the world… His vision was about lifting up the people… His name was Mohandas K. Gandhi, […]

The Relevance of Gandhi Today

Source: | Jan 21, 2010 Sixty years after his death a portion of Gandhiji’s ashes, stashed away by Madalsa and Shriman Narayan, the daughter and son-in-law of Jamnalal Bajaj, will be immersed at Chowpati Beach in Mumbai. Although I will be thousands of miles away in the United States the memories of sixty years […]

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 […]

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. […]

Child labour – The worst menace of all time

A guest post by Akshay Mahajan at – Child labour, also referred to as child slavery by many, is one of the worst effects of poverty as seen in India and many other countries. What is child labour ? Child labour actually refers to employing children for various tasks at an age when they […]

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 […]

Happy Independence Day?

India Independence Day is a day for celebration, but is it not also a day for solemn reflection on its meaning? Is it not a time to remember Bapu’s Satyagraha?  Independence Day was not the only news of the hour – we are saddened by THIS news – India’s child slaves building the Games Arun’s […]

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,

Treading the Gandhian Path – by Sunderlal Bahuguna

Editor’s Note: This essay first appeared in ‘Gandhi and the Contemporary World’, edited by Antony Copley and George Paxton, published by the Indo-British Historical Society in 1997. The author Sunderlal Bahuguna, born 1927, is a noted environmentalist and a follower of Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy of Non-violence and Satyagraha. Born in a remote Himalayan village and […]