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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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Summer Gathering/ Ashram Experience 2018

This year’s Summer Gathering saw it being given a new name ‘Ashram Experience’.  I guess as some long standing members still refer to it as the Summer School, the name Summer Gathering will continue to be used by some. It was a very hot week with temperatures topping 30C (90F) some days and the only […]

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GF Annual Lecture 2017 – Gandhi for the 21st Century

Through the good offices of former Gandhi Foundation trustee and current patron Diana Schumacher the Foundation was honoured to have Satish Kumar deliver this year’s Annual Lecture at the Nehru Centre on Thursday 28th September. Satish started the lecture by recounting how he started his adult life as a Jain monk but at the age […]

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Gandhi Summer Gathering 2017 – First Impressions

This was my first attendance and I was interested to see what kind of people would be turning up. I came to know of the annual gathering due to my meeting a few people who had attended in the past – Jane Sill, Marjorie Sykes, Ruku and Julian Brotherton. What I found was of course […]

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Multifaith Celebration 2017 – Climate Change – a Burning Issue

This was the title of this year’s annual multifaith gathering which took place on 28th January at Kingsley Hall where Gandhi Ji had stayed in 1931 while attending the Round Table Conference.  The title had been chosen some time ago but, in view of the drastic change in US policy, it could not have been […]

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Summer Gathering 2016 – Economics as if People Mattered

This year’s Summer Gathering  (23rd to 30th July) saw the Gandhi Foundation return to St Christopher School. Whilst it was sad to part company with The Abbey, the costs of hiring a grade 1 listed medieval building made it no longer viable to return to Sutton Courtney. An earlier executive committee had agreed that at […]

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Annual Lecture 2016 – Empathy, Ethics and Peacemaking

Dr Rowan Williams, Master of Magdalene College, University of Cambridge, and former Archbishop of Canterbury, delivered this year’s Gandhi Foundation’s Annual Lecture on 1st October in St Martin-in-the-Fields Church, London. In introducing the lecturer to the audience the Gandhi Foundation’s President, Lord Bhikhu Parekh, said Lord Williams was one of the finest thinkers and human […]

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