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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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The Gandhi Foundation Ashram Experience 2019

This year’s Ashram Experience (formerly known as the GF Summer Gathering) was held at the St Christopher School, Letchworth, running from 27th July to 3rd August, inclusive. The title of this year’s Experience was: ‘Thinking about Change? Thoughts are the seeds of Action’. A report of the week can be found here: GFAE2019 The theme […]

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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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