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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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Gandhi and War by George Paxton

Gandhi and War By George Paxton Professor Anthony Parel in his Gandhi Foundation Annual Lecture 2011, Pax Gandhiana (which can be read by clicking the link at the end of this article), asks to what extent Gandhi’s nonviolence is compatible with the coercion which any state inevitably exercises. He claims that “coercion based on consent […]

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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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Book Review – Biography of Aldo Capitini

The Nonviolent Revolution: An Intellectual Biography of Aldo Capitini by Rocco Altieri trans. by Gerry Blaylock IGINP 2008, pp182 $10 Aldo Capitini (1895-1968) was probably the most important advocate of nonviolence in 20th century Italy. He was born in modest circumstances in Perugia and went to a technical school although his passion was literature. His […]

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The Kettling – A Masque for Our Times – by John Rowley

Director: Sir Paul Stephenson Script: Sir Ian Blair Producers: The Metropolitan Police Troupe: “The Darth Vader Clones” Extras: Thousands of Unwitting Citizenry The Revolutionary Committee re-named 1st April this year as “Financial Fools Day”. By chance, your own newly-appointed Theatre Critic chose to review the Premiere of “The Four Horsemen of The Apocalypse”, a play […]

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Painting Gandhi – by Christos Papachristou

Gandhi Foundation: Why does Gandhi interest you in particular? Christos Papachristou: I believe that Gandhi is a unique figure of leader and “fighter”. the thing that makes him special is not only the philosophy and methodology of nonviolence that he represented — other figures have represented the same, like Martin Luther King, Tolstoy etc. — […]

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