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Mahatma Gandhi

Leaders vs. Israeli & Palestinian People

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Well, what if world political "leaders" continue to engage in the politics of fear, who demonize the "other," who call for and enact war on their so-called "enemies"? And what if nobody came?

Nose Deep in Their Own... Prejudice: Hinduism and The New York Times' Sewage Problem

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 07.21.2014 | Religion
Vamsee Juluri

What might have been an excellent piece of reporting on an important public-health concern in India has turned out instead to be one of the most absurd, far-fetched, and ugly pieces of Hinduphobic racism in journalism ever.

Jainism and Islam: More Similar Than You Might Think

Aamir Hussain | Posted 07.08.2014 | Religion
Aamir Hussain

As a Muslim of Indian background, I have wondered how to counter misinformation about my religion while striving to build greater interfaith connections among traditions common in South Asia.

I Won't Apologize for Being Muslim

Sarah Harvard | Posted 08.19.2014 | Religion
Sarah Harvard

Muslims make up less than one percent of this country's population. Yet we're still asked to hide our faith and are expected to apologize for terrorist organizations that don't align with our religious beliefs.

How A Dinner Party Changed My Outlook On Aging

Cathy Chester | Posted 06.19.2014 | Fifty
Cathy Chester

We were invited to a small dinner party -- a birthday celebration a friend of ours decided to throw for himself. Actually, it was a friend of my husband's. I knew no one. Yet I relished the chance to meet new and interesting people. I also looked forward to the splendid meal Zagat's promised we would enjoy. In my usual pre-party jitters, I worried about what to wear.

Mastering the Art of Living Fearlessly

Dr. Marcia Hootman | Posted 05.21.2014 | Women
Dr. Marcia Hootman

We frequently hear stories of heroism from the ranks of the military. Activists all over the world speak out with little thought to their safety. These courageous people face situations we believe should evoke feelings of fear -- yet they do what they do anyway.

The Great War, A Century Later

Pranay Gupte | Posted 04.28.2014 | World
Pranay Gupte

The Indian Century was one of a vast national movement to eject colonial rule, but it also marked 100 years of ideas that defined nationhood. Those ideas initially focused on economic development.

10 Iconic Photos That Show Why Gandhi Was Called The Great Soul

Posted 01.30.2014 | World

He was born Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, in an India that was still under British colonial rule. During a life dedicated to the non-violent pursuit of...

Sharing Dreams: Reflecting on King, Gandhi, and Jainism at Houston's Rothko Chapel

JAINA | Posted 03.26.2014 | Religion
JAINA

by Katy Dycus If you have weapons, take them home; if you do not have them, please do not seek to get them. We cannot solve this problem through reta...

Profitability of Peaceful Productivity (Nonviolence)

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 03.23.2014 | Business
Molly Alexander Darden

Is nonviolence a wuss thing? Not at all! It's a profit-producing vehicle for muscling up our American economy as we provide a safer, more stable environment in which our children can thrive.

The Sacred Art and Duty of Cow Protection

Chris Fici | Posted 01.06.2014 | Green
Chris Fici

The beef industry may have a powerful lobby, but who wants all that heart disease, diabetes, colon cancer, not to mention all that bad karma from killing innocent animals! Don't we all hanker for a simpler, cleaner, more wholesome, less violent Earth?

A Concrete Way to Remember and Honor Nelson Mandela

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

His commitment as a leader to South Africa's children was the extension of a principle that has governed leaders of traditional communities for generations: If the children are well, then all of us are well.

Wheelchair Wisdom: Forgotten Is Forgiven

Linda Noble Topf | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Noble Topf

Forgiveness is a gift to yourself. It frees you from the past, past experiences, and past relationships. It allows you to live in present time. When you forgive yourself and forgive others, you are indeed free.

What Made Nelson Mandela Mandela?

Paul Mashegoane | Posted 02.15.2014 | World
Paul Mashegoane

There are few people we can put on the same wavelength as Nelson Mandela, namely Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Mother Teresa among the limited. S...

Mandela's Evolutionary Poltitics

Francis Levy | Posted 02.15.2014 | World
Francis Levy

It can be hard to identify with the goodness of the great. The bar is set too high. Figures like Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Mother Teresa and Nelson...

Nelson Mandela -- The End of an Era

Sadhguru | Posted 02.12.2014 | Impact
Sadhguru

It is unfortunate that injustice, subjugation and many levels of cruelty generate wonderful men. We have to find a way to generate such men when there is no strife, subjugation or injustice. We should incubate such men in joy and in celebration.

Important Distinctions Between Litigation and Mediation

Mark Baer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Mark Baer

Throughout the conference, the panelists kept reiterating that what occurs in court is state specific, "locale specific," and jurist specific. In other words, results vary from judge to judge based upon the judge's biases, beliefs, assumptions and values. I think this should really scare anyone and everyone.

Hind Swaraj: Mahatma Gandhi's Timeless Manifesto for "Self-Rule"

Vamsee Juluri | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Vamsee Juluri

For all the Gandhi-reverence we learned in our schools and culture, it seems to me an incredible loss that I did not ever get a chance to read his book Hind Swaraj anywhere in the course of my school or college education. Now that I teach it in some of my classes.

Happy Birthday Mahatma Gandhi!

Posted 10.03.2013 | Religion

We celebrate the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi who was born on Oct 2, 1869. Through his life's work of non-violent resistance, and promotion of pluralis...

What If They Force-fed Gandhi?

SpearIt | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics
SpearIt

In the end, the goals of these inmates are not far from those of Gandhi. The difference, however, is that Gandhi was only one man with a whole continent of supporters while American prisoners, who number more than some small countries, have few Mos Defs in their corner.

Two Men at Midnight

Robert Egger | Posted 08.06.2013 | Impact
Robert Egger

Tonight at midnight, as June 6th gives way to June 7th, there is the powerful nexus between two symbolic dates in world history. Dates which have played a pivotal role in my life and career, as well as milestones on our world's journey towards justice.

Gandhi Blood Sample Up For Auction In London

Reuters | Posted 07.20.2013 | Religion

LONDON (Reuters) - Two microscope slides bearing the blood of former Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi are to go on sale in London on Tuesday and are expec...

Meeting with Ela Gandhi - An Interview with the Granddaughter of Mohandas Gandhi

Nicolas Rossier | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Nicolas Rossier

Ela Gandhi is the granddaughter of Mohandas Gandhi, also known as 'Mahatma' (great soul) Gandhi, the man who famously led Indians to independence from their British colonizers in 1946. She was born in 1940 in the Phoenix Settlement in the Inanda district of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

Who Would Most Want the Price of Gold to Go Down? The Fed.

Terry Mollner | Posted 06.26.2013 | Business
Terry Mollner

When multinational corporations' leaders reach this higher level of personal maturity, they will end their rush to the bottom of low wages and poor community and environmental behavior and lead the planet in our rise from the bottom in these areas.

Was Gandhi Gay? Rare Letters Display Unclear Relationship

Agence France Presse | Abhaya Srivastava | Posted 04.01.2013 | World

A rare collection of letters between Indian independence icon Mahatma Gandhi and a South African bodybuilder with whom he shared a close relationsh...