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On 2nd October 2019, several Commonweal Trustees past and present joined a variety of peace activists and students at the University of Bradford’s Symposium on Mahatma Gandhi and Peace in the Twenty-first Century, held to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Gandhi.

Gandhi [Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mohandas_K._Gandhi,_portrait.jpg]

Gandhi. Source

It was organised and opened by PB Anand, who is Interim Head of Peace Studies and International Development at the University.

Gandhi is increasingly a difficult figure, lately held to be less saintly, and nowadays some of his earlier opinions and actions relating to caste, class and empire are rightly questioned. As Prof. Paul Rogers (Commonweal trustee and Emeritus Professor of Peace Studies) said, he still has much wisdom for scholars of nonviolence, but hagiography should be avoided. Continue reading Gandhi at 150: a celebration in Bradford

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