The Gandhi Foundation Multifaith Celebration will be on Saturday 31st January 2015 at 2.30pm at the London Interfaith Centre 125 Salusbury Road, West Kilburn, London NW6 6RG ‘Caring for the ...
The Gandhi Foundation Multifaith Celebration will be on
Saturday 31st January 2015 at 2.30pm
the London Interfaith Centre
125 Salusbury Road, West Kilburn, London NW6 6RG
‘Caring for the Future of People and Planet’
Different Faiths, Ecology and Spirituality
Speaker: Dr Ursula King
Followed by a discussion with representatives of various faith traditions. Refreshments afterwards.
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.
Nearest stations are Queens Park (Bakerloo Line) and Brondesbury Park (London Overground) and the 206 bus from Wembley Park to Kilburn Park runs right past the venue. Please register with email@example.com to aid refreshment planning.
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A Service for All
100 Years without violence
With The Bishop of Manchester, Rt Rev David Walker
Saturday 17th January 2015 at 2pm
St Mary the Virgin, University Church, High Street, Oxford OX1 4AH
RSVP to: Rev’d Donald Reece at firstname.lastname@example.org
The new book Antiquarian Remains of Jharkhand by the 2011 Gandhi Foundation International Peace Award recipient Bulu Imam, is the result of thirty years investigative work. It describes the archaeological heritage, Mesolithic rock art, village rural painting tradition and culture. It is hoped that this comprehensive volume will go a long way in highlighting Jharkhand’s extraordinary ethnographic, archaeological, cultural, artistic and environmental heritage and the urgent need for it’s preservation and protection.
To read more about the book and it’s author click here
Read more about Bulu Imam’s work and the tribal art of Jharkhand:
ANTIQUARIAN REMAINS OF JHARKHAND by Bulu Imam
Halftone Illus. 182 Size 17cmx24 cm
ISBN 978-81-7305-529 Rs.1950/-
If you would like to order it please contact,
Aryan Books International, New Delhi
Tel: 0091-11-23287589 / 23255799
Tuesday 13 January 2015, Nonviolence and Eating Habits
Your thoughts on these topics are welcome, in advance and (especially) on the day.
The group meets on the second Tuesday each month, at 7pm (until around 9pm)
at Housmans Bookshop, 5 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, London N1.
Nearest tube: Kings Cross
Please try to arrive promptly by 7pm.
Everyone with an interest in pacifism and nonviolence is welcome.
The February meeting will be: Tuesday 10th February on Pacifism and Pleasure
For more information about the meetings: http://londonpacifismnonviolence.wordpress.com
John McDonnell MP will be hosting a Conscience event in Parliament
as part of his ‘People’s Parliament’ series
Working with John McDonnell MP Conscience will be launching the consultation of a Peace Tax Bill. This would enable Conscientious Objectors to Military Taxation to have their taxes redirected away from military spending towards conflict prevention projects as a more ethical and sustainable alternative to military intervention.
Conscience would like to invite you to an evening in Parliament where politicians and peace building experts will discuss alternatives to military security and how mediation and demilitarisation programmes are being used to avert conflict.
Please allow 20 minutes to clear security before your arrival. The committee room is TBC – details coming soon.
Room with a view…on the Gandhi Foundation Summer Gathering 2014
by Linnet Drury, 11 years old.
The Gandhi Foundation Summer Gathering (GFSG) is a great way to combine sharing, peaceful thinking, practicality and ideas on fitting Gandhi’s practices into the modern world. This year we all had great fun exploring the Summer Gathering’s topic “Gandhi and Education” and it was hosted at the beautiful Abbey and its grounds in Sutton Courtney, Oxfordshire.
The GFSG this year had people of all ages (8 months to 80 years!) and people from many nationalities, even from India! We had great fun sharing games and delicious food from around the world. It was also excellent for our discussions as we had contributions from such varied backgrounds, as well as ideas and points of view about education from many different sources. In our discussions we shared our personal experience with education, and it was interesting that those who had experienced the Comprehensive system seemed to have enjoyed it more and met a broader range of people. We looked at how schools have improved, how they can still improve and about how we can include Gandhi’s practices in education even more. We picked up on different styles of education, ups and downs, about home education and learning throughout life.
But the morning discussions weren’t the only way of learning at the Summer Gathering. Through living in a community we find that we learn loads from sharing and having fun. Also individual ideas and thoughts can combine to create a harmonious teamwork that showed through in everything we did at the Abbey. In discussions, we combined ideas to think up answers to questions; in shramadana we worked together to do the jobs for the community; in free time we could have fun together; and in the creative activities sessions we combined our skills to fulfil Gandhi’s ideas on practical work.
We had a lot of fun at the GFSG. The beautiful Abbey (some parts dating back to the Norman period) set in between lawns, woods, orchards and a walled garden, was great for its peaceful and meditative aura and practical facilities. People could camp in the orchard, stay in the modern guest house or in the Abbey building itself. In our free time we set out badminton on the lawn, went on river walks, went swimming in the lido in the nearby town, read in the Abbey library, played games, and just talked on the grass. In our creative activities we did painting, weaving, calligraphy, bracelet making, photography and yoga. We had beautiful weather all week so we could do most activities outside. All the food was vegetarian, and delicious, ranging from salads, pasta and homemade bread to genuine Indian curries. The kitchen always had a great aroma.
We all enjoyed ourselves and with next year’s exciting topic “Gandhi in the Digital Age”, I can’t wait until next summer.
The Gandhi Foundation International Peace Award was this year awarded to Godric Bader and the Scott Bader Commonwealth, for the alternative business model created by him and his family. The establishment of the Scott Bader Commonwealth provides an alternative economic model of trustee-in-common, with a structure that has an emphasis on cooperation, equitable wealth distribution, charity giving, protection of natural resources and an opposition to taking part in re-armament. Thank you to all who attended on 30th October 2014.