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The Gandhi Foundation International Peace Award 2013

The Gandhi Foundation International Peace Award for 2013 was awarded to Jeremy Corbyn, MP Islington North on 26th November 2013 at Portcullis House. Thank you to all who attended You can read Jeremy Corbyn’s speech by clicking here You can also view photographs of the event by scrolling down the right hand column of our homepage to reach […]

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Who Was Fritz Schumacher? by Diana Schumacher

Who Was Fritz Schumacher? by Diana Schumacher E F Schumacher, the economist-philosopher, was born 100 years ago this year. The following article is edited from a longer paper written for the Schumacher Society in 2008. Ernst Friedrich (Fritz) Schumacher was an unlikely pioneer of the Green Movement. He was born in Bonn in 1911, studied at Oxford […]

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What Would a Gandhian Society Look Like? – by George Paxton

Much of Gandhi’s constructive programme was based on village India where the majority of Indians lived (and I believe still do). However, in the West, and increasingly throughout the world, most people live in urban centres. This, along with changes in society brought about by rapid technological developments perhaps require some adaptation of Gandhi’s ideas. […]

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Doing Small Things With Great Love – by Bill Palethorpe

With as always (but particularly in our age of 24 hour news coverage) so many negative stories making the headlines is it any wonder that people increasingly feel powerless? Some decide not to get up in the morning whilst others turn to a hedonistic life. Well friends, as many Gandhi followers know, we all have […]

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Major Victory for Dongria Kondh Adivasis Against Vedanta’s Mining Plans

Jairam Ramesh, India’s Minister for Environment and Forests, has handed a major victory to campaigners working to protect the Niyamgiri Hills in Orissa from planned bauxite mining by the British-registered company Vedanta. Activists in the region had faced violence and intimidation from police and armed gangs. The campaign, using which included Intellectual Satyagraha type methods […]

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Book Review – Mahatma Gandhi and the Environment

Mahatma Gandhi and the Environment: Analysing Gandhian Environmental Thought T N Khoshoo and John S Moolakkattu The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI Press) 2009 ISBN 978 81 7993 223 0, pp152 Few books on Gandhi and the environmental implications of his thought have so far appeared. It is only in recent decades that we have […]

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Searching for Justice and Peace in Eastern Central India – by Felix Padel

People outside India as well as inside it are becoming aware that there are thousands of local movements of people trying to save their land from being invaded and taken over by big corporations, and the contractors, subcontractors, NGOs, media firms, biofuel and seed companies, banks, hedge fund/private equity fund investors and others who serve […]

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