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The Gandhi Foundation Ashram Experience 2019

This year’s Ashram Experience (formerly known as the GF Summer Gathering) will be held at the St Christopher School, Letchworth, running from 27th July to 3rd August, inclusive. The title of this year’s Experience is: ‘Thinking about Change? Thoughts are the seeds of Action’. For further details and how to book your place, please follow […]

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The Gandhi Foundation Annual Lecture 2019

This year’s Annual Lecture took place at the Nehru Centre, London on 31st May. It was given by M. K. Gandhi’s grandson, Gopalkrishna Gandhi. Atonement in Politics; Perspectives from Mahatma Gandhi : Gopalkrishna Gandhi A transcript of the lecture can be read here: Atonement in Politics

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Gandhi and Ahimsa as a Way of Life by Bhikhu Parekh

Although Hindu practice has fallen far short of the ideal, ahimsa has long been a greatly admired value in the Hindu tradition. Gandhi made it the central organising principle of his life and thought, and both drew upon and modified the Hindu tradition.  For him too it involved non-injury, not causing harm to a living […]

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Reverence for Life and Ahimsa by George Paxton

For a few decades around the middle of the 20th century Albert Schweitzer was one of the best known human beings in the world, or at least in that large part of the world influenced by Christianity.  Today he is rarely mentioned.  Yet much of his thought is worth studying and his key concept of […]

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Multifaith Celebration 2019 – Human Rights and Interfaith Harmony

The annual commemoration of Gandhi Ji’s assassination took place this year on 9th February as part of Interfaith Harmony Week and also to mark the 70th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and the 150th anniversary of Gandhi Ji’s birth year. The evening was organised by Saara Majid on behalf of the […]

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Margaret Chatterjee 1925-2019

Margaret Chatterjee, philosopher and Gandhi scholar, has died in Delhi at the age of 93. I first met Margaret over 20 years ago at a Gandhi Foundation meeting in London when she had come over from Oxford where she was teaching at Westminster College. She attended GF committee meetings from time to time before returning […]

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Multifaith Celebration Through Music and Dance 2018

2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the assassination of Gandhiji at 5.17 pm as he made his way to attend a multifaith prayer meeting. It was only fitting that this year’s commemoration organised by the Gandhi Foundation should take the form of a rich gathering of different faiths, each offering sacred songs and dance from […]

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