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Gandhi Foundation Annual Report for 2018-2019.

The Annual Report was introduced at our recent AGM which was held at Global Co-operation House, London, during the Gandhian Voice In Our World Today conference on the 27th September. You can read a copy of the Report here

Gandhi Foundation International Peace Award 2018 – presented in 2019

The Gandhi Foundation is delighted to have been able to belatedly present the 2018 Peace Award to Victoria Tauli Corpuz, the UN Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous People, and the campaign group Mines and Communities. The Peace Award was presented at the special conference co organised by the Gandhi Foundation to celebrate Gandhi’s 150 birthday […]

Second Festival of Natural Fibres

EVENT              Festival of Natural Fibres #2, 2019  DATE / TIME     Saturday, November 9th, 2019 / 10am-5pm  VENUE             Craft Central, The Forge, 397-411 Westferry Rd, London E14 3AE  CONTENT        Market / Exhibition / Panels / Q&As / Workshops / […]


To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mohandas K. Gandhi The Gandhi Foundatiuon and the Brahma Kumaris are jointly hosting a conference in London, at Global Co-operation House, 65-69 Pound Lane, London NW10 2HH. To register, click here or go to

The Gandhi Foundation Annual Lecture 2019

This year’s Annual Lecture took place at the Nehru Centre, London on 31st May. It was given by M. K. Gandhi’s grandson, Gopalkrishna Gandhi. Atonement in Politics; Perspectives from Mahatma Gandhi : Gopalkrishna Gandhi A transcript of the lecture can be read here: Atonement in Politics

Gandhi and Ahimsa as a Way of Life by Bhikhu Parekh

Although Hindu practice has fallen far short of the ideal, ahimsa has long been a greatly admired value in the Hindu tradition. Gandhi made it the central organising principle of his life and thought, and both drew upon and modified the Hindu tradition.  For him too it involved non-injury, not causing harm to a living […]

Reverence for Life and Ahimsa by George Paxton

For a few decades around the middle of the 20th century Albert Schweitzer was one of the best known human beings in the world, or at least in that large part of the world influenced by Christianity.  Today he is rarely mentioned.  Yet much of his thought is worth studying and his key concept of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Multifaith Celebration 2017 – Climate Change – a Burning Issue

This was the title of this year’s annual multifaith gathering which took place on 28th January at Kingsley Hall where Gandhi Ji had stayed in 1931 while attending the Round Table Conference.  The title had been chosen some time ago but, in view of the drastic change in US policy, it could not have been […]

Summer Gathering 2016 – Economics as if People Mattered

This year’s Summer Gathering  (23rd to 30th July) saw the Gandhi Foundation return to St Christopher School. Whilst it was sad to part company with The Abbey, the costs of hiring a grade 1 listed medieval building made it no longer viable to return to Sutton Courtney. An earlier executive committee had agreed that at […]

Annual Lecture 2016 – Empathy, Ethics and Peacemaking

Dr Rowan Williams, Master of Magdalene College, University of Cambridge, and former Archbishop of Canterbury, delivered this year’s Gandhi Foundation’s Annual Lecture on 1st October in St Martin-in-the-Fields Church, London. In introducing the lecturer to the audience the Gandhi Foundation’s President, Lord Bhikhu Parekh, said Lord Williams was one of the finest thinkers and human […]

GF Multifaith Celebration 2016 – The Sanctity of Life

On Saturday 30th January, The Gandhi Foundation held their annual multifaith celebration at Kingsley Hall in association with The Animal Interfaith Alliance.  Mark Hoda, Chair of The Gandhi Foundation and Rev Feargus O’Connor, Chair of The Animal Interfaith Alliance, introduced the event. Before introducing the speakers, Graham Davey of The Gandhi Foundation provided an outline […]

GF Annual Peace Award 2015 – Bike for Peace

Committee Room 2 in the House of Lords was crowded on 4 November 2015 for the presentation of the Peace Award to Bike for Peace, a Norwegian-based movement using cycling to promote the idea of a nuclear-free world.  The Gandhi Foundation president, Bikkhu Parekh, welcomed everyone and there was a special welcome for Godric Bader, […]

Gandhi Summer Gathering 2015

Welcome to the Gandhi Foundation Summer Gathering, and welcome into a world of interesting and thought-provoking ideas, delicious homemade food, craft workshops, contributions, sharing and communal opportunity !  I always look forward to this event, from the inclusive talks to shramdana; cleaning and cooking for the community.  I suppose shramdana is just chores, but it […]

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Calling all San Francisco / Bay Area Gandhians

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Gandhi resources in Tamil ?

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The Gandhi Foundation exists to spread knowledge and understanding of the life and work of Mohandas Gandhi (1869-1948). Our most important aim is to explain and demonstrate the continuing relevance of Gandhi’s insights and actions for all of us in the UK. The Gandhi Foundation promotes:

1. Nonviolence to replace war and aggression

2. Decentralised, egalitarian economic systems such as cooperatives and trusteeships

3. Simple lifestyles that avoid an endless quest for more possessions and superficial experiences. This is essential to preserve the planet’s finite resources and prevent ecological disaster

4. Democratic systems that are decentralised, human-scale, and involve the active participation of everyone

5. Tolerant pluralistic societies. Gandhi regarded different religions and philosophies as each possessing some but not the whole truth

6. Respect for animals and an end to their exploitation by humans
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Our annual activities are:
- Multifaith Celebration
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- Annual Lecture
- Gandhi International Peace Award
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Painting Gandhi - by Christos Papachristou

Posted on February 9, 2009 at 9:30 0 Comments

You can watch a video of Christos painting Gandhi here

You can read an interview with Christos here

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At 9:35 on October 4, 2016, Midshot-an experiment with truth said…

Movie: Midshot- an experiment with truth based on Gandhi- Godse ideology.

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Synopsis: "MID SHOT- an experiment with truth is about the travails of a director, Ram Bhardwaj who tries to unravel the assassination of his ideal, Mahatma Gandhi. He starts making a film called G2 which explores the Gandhi- Godse ideological divide. The film, while still in the making, to the director's dismay, becomes a subject of controversy and the distorted projection of it even leads to communal riots. Meanwhile, pressure mounts on the director by vested interests to ideologically slant the film. How the movie on Gandhi then becomes an experiment with truth in his own life and makes him search for answers in his inner self, is what the movie is all about.

At 9:54 on June 26, 2015, B.AMBALAVANAN said…


At 16:13 on September 12, 2010, Dr. Ravindra Kumar said…
Dear Friends,
Please send your postal address to enable me to send you a booklet on the Mahatma .
Hope, doing well.
With best wishes,
Ravindra Kumar

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