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What would Gandhi do today?

Posted by on Sep 30, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

What would Gandhi do today?

by Arun Gandhi, 5th grandson of Mahatma Gandhi What would Gandhi do today? When the world is torn apart by violence and governments around the world commit war crimes to preserve their hold on power; when inhumanity of the average citizen has reached its nadir and when hopelessness tears civilization asunder, we pray for peace and think of Gandhi and his message of nonviolence. Soon October 2 (Grandfather’s birthday) will be upon us when most of the world will pay lip-service to a man who sacrificed his life to show the world that there is a better, peaceful, way of resolving conflicts. Towards the end of his life when a journalist asked Gandhi what the future of...

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New Culture of Peace

Posted by on Sep 10, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

New Culture of Peace

Arun Gandhi is often asked during his speaking engagements and legacy tours what he says in “high-level” meetings to political leaders and he responds, “the same things I’m saying to you.”  The following webtv video provides a perfect example of this during his recent address at a high-level United Nations forum in New York. In Arun Gandhi’s opening remarks, he said there is need to stop “exploiting people, religion, to gain our goals and ambitions. That is only the way we can bring peace through non-violence.”  World peace cannot be achieved unless individuals accept non-violence as a way of life, according to Arun...

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GWEI Accepted by UN Economic and Social Council

Posted by on Aug 29, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

GWEI Accepted by UN Economic and Social Council

“United Nations Economic and Social Council chamber New York City 2” by MusikAnimal – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Commons.  Gandhi Worldwide Accepted by United Nations Economic and Social Council Special Consultative Status Bestowed on Gandhi Children’s NGO by UN   WACAUNDA, Ill., Aug. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — “The UN Consultative Status for our organization will enable us to actively engage with ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies, as well as with the United Nations Secretariat, programs, funds and agencies in a number of ways,” stated Arun Gandhi, the organization’s founder and 5th grandson of...

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Arun Gandhi Pietermartizburg Railway Station Address June 7, 2015

Posted by on Jun 8, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Arun Gandhi Pietermartizburg Railway Station Address June 7, 2015

Another spot on address by Arun Gandhi in Piertermaritzburg during the Satyagraha Tour of South Africa. He talks about the purpose of the Gandhi Legacy Tour in South Africa.   He continues on with: “The thing that touches me most about my grandfather, is the statement that he made just a month or so before his assassination, when a journalist asked him, what do you think is going to happen after your passing to your philosophy?  And he made a very prophetic remark when he said, “the people will follow me in life, worship me in death, but not make my cause their cause.”  That unfortunately, is the tragedy with not just my grandfather, but for all the...

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The Culture of Violence

Posted by on May 9, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

The Culture of Violence

A materialistic society can survive only by adopting a Culture of Violence to control the vast majority of people who are exploited.  We are caught in the cycle of fear and violence each feeding on the other.  This Culture of Violence is destroying humanity just as cancer kills human beings.  Is the Culture of Violence normal human behavior? India’s legendary leader and my grandfather,  Mahatma Gandhi, believed human beings are not inherently evil, but are forced to act violently because of ignorance.  In frustration and anger we allow strangers to determine the fate of our lives and before we know it our lives lie shattered in the dust. At the age of 24 Gandhi...

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