Our History

The Institute was founded by Arun and Sunanda Gandhi at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee in 1991, four years after they moved to the United States after years of work in India on behalf of some of that country’s poorest people.  Arun is the fifth grandson of Mohandas Gandhi.   Arun grew up outside Durban, S. Africa at Phoenix Ashram (the first center for nonviolent living that MK Gandhi founded in 1903) and spent almost two years as a youth living with his grandparents in India.

The Institute moved to the Interfaith Chapel at the University of Rochester in 2007 and to its current home on 929 Plymouth Avenue South in 2012.

Events

  • April 29, 2015 7:00 pmActive Hope in Oakland: an evening with social change makers
  • April 30, 2015 6:30 pmWhat You Say Next Can Change Your World: A Series in Nonviolent Communication
  • May 5, 2015 5:00 pmSharing Nonviolence with Youth: A Skill Share with Gandhi Institute Staff
  • May 6, 2015 7:30 pmComing Back to Life: A course on the work of Joanna Macy
  • May 7, 2015 6:30 pmWhat You Say Next Can Change Your World: A Series in Nonviolent Communication
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