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Gandhi and Peace Studies – by David Maxwell

This article was first published in issue 96 of The Gandhi Way What are Peace Studies ? They describe a new academic discipline first introduced in the second half of the 20th century. Peace Studies draw on subjects like anthropology, psychology, political science and ethics, but differ from them in stating a required outcome, Peace. […]

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Nonviolence and the Self-Cherishing Mind – by David Edwards and Matthew Bain

This article was first published in issue 96 of The Gandhi Way On 2nd December 2007 Media Lens were presented with the Gandhi International Peace Award by Denis Halliday, former UN Humanitarian Co-ordinator in Iraq and himself a recipient of the award in 2003.  Here Matthew Bain, a Friend of the Gandhi Foundation, asks David […]

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Burma’s Freedom – Violence or Nonviolence?

A debate has arisen among members of the GF Committee over the justification of the use of military force in a good cause. Here are some of the email exchanges. The Editor would like to hear from readers also on this topic which is central to Gandhian thought. John Rowley: I take my view from […]

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Nonviolence and Peace – by Manas Roy

This article was first published in issue 97 of The Gandhi Way Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi did not claim to be a prophet or even a philosopher. “There is no such thing as Gandhism,” he warned “and I do not want to leave any sect after me.” There was only one Gandhian, he said, an imperfect […]

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Understanding Nonviolence: from Tactical Nonviolence to Satyagraha – by Mark Shepard

What exactly do we mean when we say we’re committed to nonviolence? Unfortunately, different people mean different things and are often not even aware of the differences. The purposes of this piece are to give an idea of the range of meanings possible, to improve our ability to identify the types of commitment we encounter, […]

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