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Dr. Arun Gandhi: ‘Becoming the Change: Transforming Anger Into Peace Power’

By October 2, 2022 October 3rd, 2022 No Comments

Dr. Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Mohandas Gandhi and founder of the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, joined us for this special intergenerational Sunday Platform on his grandfather’s birthday, offering his story of growing up under the guidance of the renowned peace leader and sharing his own experiences transforming rage at injustice into peace power.

Ethical NYC was introduced to Dr. Gandhi and began collaborating with him through the Gandhi-King Season For Non-Violence. This summer, our Young Ethical Explorers program sent a representative, Favio Apollon, on a Learn-Lead-Serve field trip to meet Dr. Gandhi at his center in Rochester, New York. Now, it was our great honor to host him on this auspicious day.

Dr. Gandhi has written several books sharing his childhood experience, and became a peace farmer himself, creating the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence.

About being a peace farmer, he says:

I call myself a peace farmer. Like a farmer goes out into the fields and plants seeds and hopes and prays to get a good crop, I go out and plant seeds of peace, and I hope and pray that I get a good crop of peacemakers.

Learn more about Dr. Gandhi at drarungandhi.com. This event is co-sponsored by the Gandhi-King Season for Nonviolence.

Presider: Audrey Kindred, Youth & Families Program Director

Monthly Collection: Gandhi-King Season for Nonviolence


Sunday Platform is our most important and long-standing community event. These gatherings educate, stimulate personal growth, inspire reflection and action, and strengthen our community. Sunday meetings begin with music, followed by greetings and a talk given by a Society Leader, member, or guest.  Platforms cover a variety of topics that reflect current events, pressing social issues, and Humanist philosophy. Each Sunday meeting is followed by a luncheon and social hour.

To watch previous Sunday Platforms, visit our Videos page and YouTube channel.

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Young Ethical Explorers is our Humanist Sunday school, designed for youngsters from ages 4 to 13, and takes place concurrent with our Sunday Platform meetings. Sessions raise issues of personal identity and integrity, appreciation and respect for others, and knowledge of religions, philosophies, and social concerns. Topics are explored in an age-appropriate way through discussion, storytelling, dramatization, music, art, games, and field trips.

RSVP is essential to guarantee your place and for planning purposes. If you are enrolled for the season or are members of Ethical NYC your spot is guaranteed. To RSVP as a guest, become a member, or enroll in season, please contact Audrey at YoungEthicalExplorers@gmail.com. Newcomers and visitors are always welcome!

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