Conference to put Gandhi's message under spotlight
South African Broadcasting Corporation
Civil society organisations are concerned that Mahatma Gandhi's message of non-violence has failed to create a more peaceful world. The Gandhi Development Trust, together with the Durban University of Technology and the US-based Global Non-Violence Conference, will be hosting the Roots to Fruits: International Conference on Non-violence in Action in Durban next week.
World renowned speakers have been invited to address the gathering and build a culture of non-violence through various engagements, especially with the youth. Gandhi Development Trust founder Ela Gandhi highlights the need to have a go at it all the time. “When you knock at the door you have to continually knock until someone opens it.”
Gandhi notes that they are making in-roads through their efforts. According to Gandhi, persistence is something we have to do. “That's what this conference is about. We're going to have a programme of action which each individual will be taking on and taking to wherever they are in a small or big way, they will be promoting this message.”