From a University for Peace course entitled "Peace and Non-Violent Transformation of Conflict," this excerpt provides a basic introduction to Gandhi and his ideas. Gandhi never claimed to be infallible, and he viewed his ideas as experiments, not dogma.
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Gandhi and the Impact of his Experiments, part II Originally Published at Peace and Conflict Monitor on 05/12/2005 This excerpt is part two of a lecture from a University for Peace course entitled “Peace and Non-Violent Transformation of Conflict.” The lecture is an introduction to Gandhi and his ideas. To
“Gandhi recognised that conflict will always be within us. I think we should study his powerful insights to achieve a more equitable social and political structure. The civil rights movement succeeded because the whites realised that racism was wrong and that they, and not the blacks, had to change.”
Mary King, Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies at the UN-affiliated University for Peace (UPEACE), a global institution whose main campus is in Costa Rica, is the winner of this year’s Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation International Award for promoting Gandhian values outside India. Previous winners of the International Award include Archbishop