Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi & President of the Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute
Dr. Arun Gandhi is proof that one can change his ways. Although he is the grandson of the legendary Mohandas Gandhi, he overcame tremendous prejudice and anger in order to become the founder and president of the Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute. Born in South Africa in 1934, Dr. Gandhi experienced enormous prejudice due to the color of his skin. He was despised by whites for being black, and by blacks for being too light. At the young age of ten, he became a victim of racial violence; in turn, he became angry, bitter and violent himself. To spare him the fate of growing up in that environment, his parents took him to live with his grandfather in India. It made an impression; the young Dr. Gandhi learned the rudiments of the philosophy of nonviolence and how to peacefully navigate relationships. Read More >
In this unique presentation, peace activist Dr. Arun Gandhi shares personal memories and reflections on his grandfather, legendary spiritual leader Mohandas Gandhi. As our culture becomes smaller, we truly become global citizens. As the globe’s population explodes, growing pains are to be expected as we attempt to live and work closer together—so how can we interact peacefully? There are many cultural, personal, religious and ideological differences that set us apart and keep us at war—both figuratively and metaphorically. Dr. Gandhi says that “9/11 has brought violence to a new level… in 1945, after the bomb was thrown on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a correspondent asked grandfather: ‘What do you think the future of the world is going to be?’ And his response was that ‘we no longer have the luxury of choosing between violence and nonviolence. The option is nonviolence or non-existence.’” Read More >
Dr. Gandhi tailors each presentation as he discusses the issues that segregate us, as well as on how we can coexist in harmony and peace. Read Less ^
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