Gandhi to speak on 'Terrorism, Nonviolence and Justice,' Nov. 19

Nov. 16, 2001, 10:07 a.m.

Arun Gandhi, grandson of the legendary spiritual leader and peace advocate Mohandas Gandhi, will speak on "Terrorism, Nonviolence and Justice" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, in McCosh 10.

Gandhi, founder of the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, will discuss the philosophy of nonviolence as taught to him by his grandfather and its applicability in a world where events like those of Sept. 11 are a reality. He also will discuss how people can work to bring terrorists to justice from a nonviolence perspective, distinguishing justice from responses such as retaliation and retribution.

After leading successful projects for economic and social reform in India, Gandhi and his wife, Sunanda, founded the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence in 1991. Headquartered at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, the institute seeks to foster understanding of nonviolence and to put that philosophy to practical use through workshops, lectures and community outreach programs.

His lecture is sponsored by the Third World Center .