Choose Peace


Arun Gandhi

Arun Manilal Gandhi, the fifth grandson of the venerable “Mahatma” Gandhi, has propagated his grandfather’s principles of nonviolence (ahimsa) throughout his career as a socio-political activist, journalist, author, philanthropist and motivational speaker.  Having lived with his grandfather for two years (1946-48) in the Sevagram Ashram in India, Arun’s grandfather was foundational in teaching him the transformational power of channeling one’s anger into an agent for doing good.  Arun espouses and promotes “being the change we wish to see in the world,” and challenges each of us to do the same.  In recognizing and eliminating violence perpetrated mentally, verbally, and physically against ourselves and others, we too can plant seeds of peace and cultivate a life and global community enshrined in love.   

How Can I Learn More About Choosing Peace?

There are many opportunities for each of us to become more aware of our potential for cultivating nonviolence individually and as a community, here are a few ways to get started:


Why not bring Dr. Gandhi to you? A renowned speaker, Arun has presented to universities, businesses, government organizations and other audiences through North America, Europe and Asia. Learn directly from his experiences both how he was impacted by his grandfather and how you and your group can join in the peace “farming” movement.


Are you a book worm? Or maybe picking out bite sized bits of knowledge from an article is more your style? Either way, use our handy publications page to find Arun’s and other recommended Gandhian resources.


Do you learn best through experiences? Then a Gandhi Legacy and Philanthropic Tour will be your cup of tea (or chai as they say in India). Travel with Dr. Gandhi and his son Tushar to learn first-hand both about the works of Bapu (meaning father, the honorific for the Mahatma as the “father of the nation” of India).