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Press Release: No Solution in Sight For Rohingya

For Immediate Release — The stark reality is that there are still around 2,500 Rohingya who are stranded in the Andaman Sea. Their exact location is unknown. Their exact number is unknown and the condition of those on board is unknown.   The families they’ve left behind, their compatriots who have managed to reach shores, […]

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The Latest in a Long Line of Abuses Against the Rohingya

Latest in a long line of abuses against the Rohingya a piece by Mabrur Ahmed Co-Director & Co-Founder ~ RestlessBeings Over time it’s very easy to become desensitised to reports which relay ‘the number of dead..’ or ‘the number of displaced..’ etc when we face a barrage of humanitarian disasters, war torn communities and the like […]

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Gandhi Statue sculpture by Philip Jackson

Mahatma Gandhi Statue Unveiled in Parliament Square

Historic Statue of Mahatma Gandhi Unveiled in Parliament Square   Political leaders led by Prime Minister David Cameron and Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley were joined by Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson Gopalkrishna Gandhi and Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan at the unveiling ceremony of the bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Parliament Square. The statue will stand alongside […]

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Repairing the Damage in Israel

Last week, Haaretz reported that Israelis have been working with Mount Zion churches in recent months to repair damage to cemeteries belonging to Jews, Christians and Muslims, whether due to vandalism or simply the ravages of time. The first project, sponsored by the Society for the Preservation of Israel Heritage Sites, is the restoration of […]

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‘Adivasi Campaign’ demands rejection of the Land Acquisition Ordinance 2014

  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 […]

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Dr Ursula King’s lecture from the Gandhi Foundation Multifaith Celebration

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 […]

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Dr Ambedkar in 1951

Understanding the Ambedkar – Gandhi Debate By Rajmohan Gandhi

In 1936, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was invited to deliver a lecture in Lahore – then very much part of India – by a Hindu group opposed to untouchability. When the group saw an advance text of the lecture, which was entitled Annihilation of Caste, they cancelled the invitation because towards the lecture’s end, the author […]

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