Peace Activist Arun Ghandhi Presents 2017 Kenner Lecture at Lehigh

Indian-American peace activist Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mohandas “Mahatma” Gandhi, presented “Lessons Learned from My Grandfather: Nonviolence in a Violent World,” the 2017 Kenner Lecture on Cultural Understanding and Tolerance on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 8 p.m. in Baker Hall.

Arun Gandhi was born in South Africa in 1934, where he experienced discrimination under the nation’s apartheid laws. After he was the victim of racial violence, Gandhi’s angry desire to seek eye-for-an-eye justice was tempered when his parents sent him to live with his grandfather, Mahatma Gandhi. He learned from the iconic Indian leader to embrace the notion that “justice does not mean revenge, it means transforming the opponent through love and suffering,” his online biography explains. Daily lessons from his grandfather taught Gandhi how “to understand nonviolence through understanding violence.”

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