The Gandhi Foundation Summer Gathering 2015 Gandhian Values in the Digital Age Saturday 25th July to Saturday 1st August 2015 at The Abbey, Sutton Courtenay, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 4AF The Gandhi Foundation Summer ...
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An International Writing Competition organised by Sampad
– South Asian Arts Development
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world”
~ Mahatma Gandhi ~
Mahatma Gandhi is a towering figure in history whose philosophy of non-violence, passion for equality and independence and socio-political intelligence continues to be an inspiration for many leaders.
Sampad’s latest international writing competition provides an opportunity for aspiring writers to connect with this immensely philosophical and influential thinker and leader, and express their own response through inspired writing.
Key motivations for delivering this project:
- Stimulate research into Gandhi’s life and philosophy
- Motivate young and old to express themselves through creative writing
- Inform new and uninformed generations about this amazing personality
- Engage with wide audiences and participants across the globe as an on-line project
The publication which will be produced at the end of the competition will be a valuable educational tool and source of inspiration for young people in schools and colleges and beyond, helping to keep Gandhi’s message alive for future generations.
More details of how to enter the competition can be found at:
The Gandhi Foundation Summer Gathering 2015
Gandhian Values in the Digital Age
Saturday 25th July to Saturday 1st August 2015
at The Abbey, Sutton Courtenay, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 4AF
The Gandhi Foundation Summer Gathering 2015 will take as it’s focus Gandhian Values in the Digital, in a week of exploring community, nonviolence and creativity through sharing.
In the morning sessions we shall be looking at the dangers and opportunities of our increasing access to information technology.
There will be a variety of practical activities as well as walks, discussions etc.
Prices for the week range from £150 to £260 depending on the accommodation
– children and full-time students come at half price.
Come for the week, a few days or just a day. We look forward to seeing you.
For further information about the Summer Gathering 2015 and bookings contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
For information about The Abbey at Sutton Courtenay click here
For a review of the 2013 Summer Gathering click here
The Gandhi Foundation AGM will be on
Saturday 16th May 2015 at 2pm
at Kingsley Hall, Powis Road, Bromley-By-Bow, London E3 3HJ
Followed by the screening and discussion of Cotton for My Shroud – A film about farmer suicides in India and the culpability of the multinational Monsanto and the Indian Government. https://www.facebook.com/CottonForMyShroud
Please register with: email@example.com
A letter from Gladson Dungdung, Convenor of Adivasi Campaign for Human Rights
On behalf of the “Adivasi Campaign for Human Rights”, I have the pleasure to share its first brief report, “Adivasi Campaign demands rejection of the Land Acquisition Ordinance, 2014″ which is available to view at:
The ‘Adivasi Campaign for Human Rights’ (Adivasi Campaign) has been recently established to lead the national campaign of the Adivasis/Indigenous Peoples of India, majority of whom, are notified as Scheduled Tribes under the Constitution of India.
In public domain in India, Adivasis/Indigenous Peoples are largely perceived either as victims or beneficiaries, but they are seldom considered as decision makers by government, non-governmental organizations, donors, international organisations etc. There is a serious lack of representation/participation of the Adivasis/indigenous peoples in the discussion, debate, policy formation, law making, budgeting, etc relating to them.
Therefore, it was decided to establish the ‘Adivasi Campaign for Human Rights’ with the aim to seek and ensure representation/participation of the Adivasis/Indigenous Peoples, among others, in discussion, debate, policy formation, law making and implementation of programmes relating to Adivasis/Indigenous Peoples by NGOs, donors, governments, UN bodies, etc.
The Adivasi Campaign is committed to promote, protect and ensure the rights of the Adivasis /Indigenous Peoples guaranteed under the Constitution of India and United Nations human rights instruments including the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Convenor, Adivasi Campaign for Human Rights
The Gandhi Foundation Multifaith Celebration was held on Saturday 31st January 2015 at the London Interfaith Centre. We were delighted to have Dr Ursula King from the University of Bristol giving our main lecture entitled ‘Caring for the Future of People and Planet – Religions, Ecology and Spirituality’. Dr Ursula King is Professor Emerita of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Bristol. She has lectured in many countries and has published on such subjects as religion & gender, interfaith dialogue, modern Hinduism, Christian mystics, and the French scientist and theologian Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.
You can read the full lecture by clicking in the link below:
CARING FOR THE FUTURE OF PEOPLE AND PLANET Religions, Ecology and Spirituality by Dr Ursula King
Going through some pictures from the recent weeks in Umm al Nasser, Northern Gaza. Things are hard, very hard, for a lot of people in Gaza, in all of Palestine these days, but a child’s smile helps…. Although it was hard work, we (and obviously the children) had some fun… We decided the pictures, their smiles ought to be shared… Enjoy and remember to continue to help by donating.
- Jenny and Derek Graham of Irish in Gaza
For more information: http://irishingaza.wordpress.com/
Are you interested in learning about how East India Company impacted on diverse people’s lives and how that changed over time?
Do you want to write historical fictions based on facts about how Britain and Asia got connected?
Do you want to improve your writing skills on heritage fiction writing?
If the answers are yes then please come to the launch and find out more about the project and how you can join.
6.30-8.30pm, Thursday, 19 March 2015
Lab 1A Idea Store Whitechapel, 321 Whitechapel Rd, London E1 1BU
Programme: Information on the project, short film on the East India Company, presentations from guests and experts, refreshments.
The London-based East India Company had a major impact on Asian and British lives for more than two centuries.
Twelve volunteer researchers will be recruited who will explore East India Company records and objects. They will discover important information about events, individuals and institutions linked to the work of the Company and write short fictional stories based on facts.
Possible topics for short story writing could include trading complexities; sea voyages and rough storms; Lascars in the East End; planning the opium wars; prosecution of criminals; experiences of warehouse workers; piracy on the Thames; receiving news of the Battle of Plassey; impacts of eastern goods; migration to India and immigration into London; long distance romance; British ladies travelling to India to get married to British officers; institutional reforms; inter-racial relationship; experiences of racism, etc.
The project is being supported by the London Metropolitan Archives, National Maritime Museum, Victoria & Albert Museum, British Library, Rich Mix Centre, Bow Drama Group and many community groups.