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Conversation Between Gandhi & Bin Laden – by Bhikhu Parekh

If he were alive today, how might Mahatma Gandhi, the greatest apostle of non-violence, challenge Osama Bin Laden’s worldview?  Bhikhu Parekh is Vice-President of The Gandhi Foundation, a professor of political philosophy, a Labour peer, and the author of three books on Gandhi. This article first appeared in Prospect magazine in April 2004. Bhikhu Parekh’s preface […]

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2008 Peace Award & Annual Lecture – Harold Good & Alec Reid

Gandhi Peace Award 2008 – Citation by Dr. Omar Hayat Something extraordinary has taken place and is taking place in Northern Ireland. Something very powerful indeed. After decades of troubles the wholly unexpected coalition of the two extremes in the province, the Sinn Fein and the DUP has taken place (originally with the Reverend Paisley […]

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Gandhi vs Terrorism – by Mark Juergensmeyer

A review of an article published in Daedalus, Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Winter 2007 This issue of Daedalus features a number of articles on violence and nonviolence with one by Mark Juergensmeyer dealing in particular with Gandhi’s approach. The author wrote in 1984 an inspiring book, Fighting with Gandhi: A Step-by-step Strategy […]

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The Rise of the Suicide Bomber – by Omar Hayat

To understand the recent suicide attacks that have occurred in London, Madrid, New York and Bali we need to understand how the Muslim suicide attacks originated and objectively determine if religion played a significant contributory factor. This understanding may be able to prevent further attacks. The Palestinian use of suicide terrorism is a good starting […]

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Gandhi, Gandhism and Terrorism – by Antony Copley

Helen Steven concluded her recent Gandhi Foundation Annual lecture by raising the question, how would Gandhi have dealt with today’s terrorism?(1) If she raised the question too late to formulate any kind of sustained answer, given the strong emphasis in her lecture on the need for dialogue, she suggested that Gandhi would certainly have wanted […]

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