Connections: Arun Gandhi on how nonviolence can solve problems and seek justice

Feb 24, 2020

Arun Gandhi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, says a lesson about anger his grandmother taught his grandfather helped shape the family’s philosophy of nonviolence. 

In a recent talk entitled “The Gift of Anger,” Arun Gandhi discussed the principles of truth, love, and peace, and how nonviolence can solve problems and seek justice. This year marks what would have been Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birthday.

To honor his life and work, several community partners have come together to offer celebratory events, including an exhibit called “Gandhi@150” at the Central Library of Rochester.

Arun Gandhi and his colleagues join us to discuss his philosophy. In studio:

  • Arun Gandhi, author and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi
  • Jonathan Jones, trainer with the Alternatives to Violence Project, and nonviolent communication trainer at the Gandhi Institute
  • Ashwin Shah, peace volunteer and organizer of the Gandhi@150 exhibit at the Central Library of Rochester