Gandhi Nonviolence School
150th anniversary of birth:
October 2, 2019
Gandhi School of Nonviolence (GSN)
In English: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=854
In Russian: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=ru_c&key=790
Gandhi Nonviolence/Peace/Harmony Curriculum (draft).
15 lessons/lectures, 30 academic hours.
GHA coauthors team elaboration.
Framework Educational Module/Vector of Gandhi Committee (GC),
First part of the integral 68th "Gandhi Project" GHA:
GHA Gandhi Committee (GC)
Key educational strategy in 2019:
To each educational body (school, college, university) of each country to recognize, find a place in oneself and accept the GNS Institute at 30 academic hours as the most worthy understanding, recognition, appreciation, memory, use and application of Gandhi’s invaluable world heritage of nonviolence at 150th anniversary of his birth.
This is the GC Call for all governments and educational institutions, for the UN, UNESCO, UNICEF, world churches and the world civil society NGOs in accordance with the Mahatma Gandhi's covenants.
Gandhi about nonviolence, change and education
“Nonviolence [harmony, peace] is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man. Nonviolence is not the inheritance of cowardice, it is always heroism.”
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
“If we want to reach real peace [nonviolence] in this world, we should start educating children.”
“If you want the world to change itself become this change” [through education].
“If you want a change in the future - become this change in the present”
“If you want to change the world, start with yourself” [through education].
GHA Gandhi Committee (GC)
- Ela Gandhi, South Africa, granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=852)
- Mairead Maguire, Northern Ireland, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=678)
- John Avery, Denmark, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=672)
- Shri Kanak Dugar, India, Gandhi Vidya Mandir Chairman, IASE Deemed University Chancellor (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=481)
- Dr. Theodore Mascarenhas, Catholic Bishop, Delhi (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=869)
- Shri Alagan Annamalai, Director, National Gandhi Museum, Delhi (www.gandhimuseum.org), (http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=872)
- Chair of the GHA GC, - Cdr Prof. Bhushan Dewan. Chairman, National Outreach Excellence Group, Mumbai http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=879
- Vice-Chair of the GHA GC, - Dr. Subhash Chandra, GHA President, Gurgaon, Haryana, http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=583
- Vice-Chair of the GHA GC, - Chandan K. Mishra. Development Consultant & Motivational Trainer. Bihar, http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=880
- Vice-Chair of the GHA GC, - Dr. Ravi Bhatia, Gandhian Scholar, R/Prof. University, Delhi, http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=737
- Vice-Chair of the GHA GC, CEO - Position is vacant - General Director of “GHA-Trust-EduB” (GTEB) (EduB: Education/Books)
- Vice-Chair of the GHA GC, - Dr. Maitreyee Bardhan Roy, scientist, Calcutta, http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=317
- Vice-Chair of the GHA GC, - Dr. Subhash Sharma, IBA Director, Bangalore, http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=453
- Vice-Chair of the GHA GC, - Dr. A.K. Merchant, National Trustee, Lotus Temple & Baha’i community of India; General Secretary, Temple of Understanding India Foundation; Delhi, Mobile: 9810441360http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=841
- GHA GC member, - Kartar Singh, Indian Ex-Services League (IESL) President, http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=871
- GHA GC member, - Arvinder Singh, publisher, Delhi,
- GHA GC member, - Prof. Pravat Dhal, Magadh University, Bodhgaya, Bihar,
- GHA GC member, advisor, - Dr. Leo Semashko, GHA Founder and Honorary President, philosopher and sociologist, Russia, http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=253
- GHA GC member, - Natalia Chigrina, public figure, Russia,
- GHA GC member, - Dr. Noor Larik, scientist, statistician, Pakistan,
- GHA GC member, - Dr. Ayo Ayoola-Amale, scientist, Ghana,
- GHA GC member, - Ms. Rosa Dalmiglio, WGHA Vice-Chair, Italy,
- GHA GC member, - Dr. Takis D. Ioannides, scientist, Greece,
- GHA GC member, - Dr. Marie Robert, artist, France,
- GHA GC member, - Dr. Rene Wadlow, diplomat, France,
- GHA GC member, - Dr. Guy Crequie, philosopher, poet, singer, France,
- GHA GC member, - Delasnieve Daspet, Lawyer, Poet, Writer, Brazil,
- GHA GC member, - Adm. André M. Maltez, Business Administrator (MBA), Brazil,
- GHA GC member, - Dr. Sabrina Gopala, Professor, Malaysia,
- GHA GC member, - Dr. Uraz Baimuratov, Academician, Kazakhstan,
- GHA GC member, - Dr. Eduard Soroko, Professor, Belarus,
- GHA GC member, - Dr. Maria Cristina Azcona, president, World Peace Organisation, Argentina,
- GHA GC member, - Ms. Celia Altschuler, painter and poet, Puerto Rico,
- GHA GC member, - Andre Sheldon, Director, Global Strategy of Nonviolence, USA
- GHA GC member, - Dr. Rudolf Siebert, Professor, USA,
- GHA GC member, - Dr. Vladislav Krasnov, historian, USA,
- GHA GC member, - Dr. Roger Kotila, psychologist, USA,
Total: GC 35 members from 18 countries.
They are presented on the personal pages of the GHA website “Peace from Harmony”: http://peacefromharmony.org
Gandhi School of Nonviolence (GSN)
30 academic hours
Recommended typical module.
Each educational institution (school, college, university) modifies it in accordance with national requirements,
cultural traditions and local problems of violence in the region.
For teachers of humanities: social scientists, historians, etc.
The main stages of Mahatma Gandhi life way
Gandhi identity of the highest values of life, nonviolence, peace and harmony.
Human/humanity right to life, peace, harmony and nonviolence
Gandhi spiritual soil: historical culture of India’s nonviolence.
Interfaith harmony of Gandhi nonviolence
Leo Tolstoy and other spiritual foreign sources and followers of Gandhi nonviolence
Gandhi ethics: love of life, truth and rejection of violence
Why does Gandhi “Nonviolence is the greatest force of mankind”?
Social sources of nonviolence (review of different approaches)
Nonviolence science: sociocybernetic life spheres and spherons of humanity social production
Spherons, spheral harmonious classes of population: social actors of nonviolence and source of "the nonviolence greatest force of mankind"
Nonviolence spherons Genetics and Statistics of at all levels of humanity
Paradigm of Nonviolent Harmonious Thinking
Nonviolence: moral and scientific basis of general and complete disarmament in the 21st century, above all the nuclear
Nonviolence as global peace, harmony and prosperity of all the peoples. A woman is the best embodiment of nonviolence as the law of life, therefore the future belongs to a woman.
Gandhi's Nonviolence: Inevitable Future of Humanity as the only Possible Way of its and Biosphere Survival
World significance of Gandhi Nonviolence: Copernican nonviolent revolution of human history - its breakthrough from war to global peace
* Here and now, those main authors, developers of training lectures, whom are known to the GHA and whom list will be supplemented by new coauthors as they send their respective texts, are named.
GHA GC invites all interested educators and scientists to develop the proposed and similar lectures, the texts of which will be published on the GHA website and in a special GHA textbook.
The GSN signification. The Gandhi School will become his most worthy memory in the daily life of a grateful humanity with his unique example of colossal nonviolent political change without a single shot, without a single drop of blood and without a single victim, unlike tens of millions of victims of empires and tyrants of the last century. In this School, the world heritage of Gandhi’s nonviolence legacy, which, unfortunately, has not yet been understood and used, will never die, will not be forgotten and will receive a new, fresh life for the benefit of all humanity. The Gandhi School will be a breakthrough in global unifying value education and in global public conscience and consciousness. It will nonviolently approve the saving vector of humanity to eradicate wars, militarism and violence together with trend to global peace, harmony, equality, justice and prosperity of all peoples in the 21st century.
GHA for the "Gandhi School of Nonviolence" (GSN).
Previous peace/harmony/nonviolence educational projects since 2007:
The GHA always, since its establishment on February 15, 2005, with its mission and the ultimate goal of global peace, has recognized education as a key nonviolent tool and the way to achieve and ensure it according to its definition by Mandela followed Gandhi as "the most powerful weapon to change the world." Therefore, during 14 years of peacebuilding, the GHA has created 12 collective, solidary educational projects of global peace, harmony and nonviolence (below). Now, in any country, they can be considered as an intellectual premise and educational ground for GSN, which can use any of their ideas, texts, structures, curricula and lectures, as well as invite their many authors/teachers from different countries to cooperate.
1.Academy of Harmony and General Harmonious Education, 2007: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=392
2.Russia-Georgia: Harmonization through Education instead of Militarization, 2008: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=337
3.Family Academy of Harmony, April 2009: http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=470
4.Youth Academy Harmony, September 2009: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=395
5.Academy of Harmonious Leadership, May 2010: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=429
6.Educational TV project: "The Future: Harmonious Civilization or What?" 2010: http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=447
7.Israel - Palestine: Harmonization through Education instead of Militarization, 2011: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=454
8.School of Peace through Harmonious Education for Israelis and Palestinians, 2011: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=461
9.Department of Harmonious Civilization for any University/College of the World, 2011: http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=465
10.Center (School) of Interfaith Harmonious Education, 2013: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=561
11.International Academy of Global Noospheral Peace (AGNP). Contest. 2017: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=747
12.International Academy of Global Noospheral Peace (AGNP): Laboratories. 2017: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=750
Bibliography (it will be full later):
1.GHA coauthors (2019, February/March) Mahatma Gandhi:Nonviolence Starting Point. Its Genome and Statistics. Textbook. 300 pages. Delhi, St. Petersburg, USA and etc. (Contents: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=848)
2.GHA 174 coauthors (2016) Global Peace Science: http://peacefromharmony.org/docs/global-peace-science-2016.pdf
3.GHA 76 coauthors (2012) The ABC of Harmony for World Peace, Harmonious Civilization and Tetranet Thinking: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=478
4.GHA 120 coauthors (2009) Harmonious Civilization: http://peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=379
+ Gandhi's main works, textbooks and the most important researches about Gandhi nonviolence.
Bibliography proposed by Professor Ravi Bhatia, Delhi University:
Books on Gandhi
Rolland,Romain (1924), Mahatma Gandhi, New Delhi, Shrshti Publishers
Parel, Anthony (1997), Hind Swaraj and Other writings, New Delhi, Cambridge University Press
Parel, Anthony (2006), Gandhi’s Philosophy and Quest for Harmony, New York, Cambridge University
Everyone’s Gandhi, Gandhi Peace Foundation, New Delhi
Chatterjee, Margaret (2005), Gandhi and the Challenge of Religious Diversity, Bibliophile South Asia
Parekh, Bhikhu, Gandhi, (1997), New York, Oxford University Press
Gill, S.S., (2001), Gandhi a Sublime Failure, New Delhi, Rupa & Company
Richards,Glyn, (2001), Gandhi’s Philosophy of Education, New York, Oxford University Press
Tidrick Kathryn (2006), Gandhi A Political, Spiritual Life, New York, I B Tauris and Co.
Pradhan, Ram Chandra (2011), Reading Reappraising Gandhi, New Delhi, McMillan Publishers
MahapatraDebidatta , Pathak Y, (Editors) , (2018), Gandhi and the World, New York, Lexington Books
Khwaja G Saiyyadin, Education, Gandhi and Man (2008), Delhi Shipra Publications
Bhatia, Ravi P (2018), A Garland of Ideas Gandhian, Religious, Educational, New Delhi Sanbun Publishers
Books by Gandhi
Hind Swaraj or Indian Home Rule, (1938), Ahmedabad, Navjivan Publishing House
Autobiography – Story of My Experiments with Truth, (1927), Ahmedabad, Navjivan Publishing House
Anasakti Yog (Commentary on GITA in Hindi), (2002, 13th Edition), New Delhi, Sasta Sahitya Mandal
Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi (100 Volumes) published by Publication Division, New Delhi
List of Public Organisations dedicated to life and legacy of Gandhi
Association of Voluntary Agencies for Rural Development (AVARD),New Delhi, DDU Marg, 110002
Gandhi Peace Foundation, New Delhi, DDU Marg, 110002, Kumar Prashant. Director
National Gandhi Museum and Library, Jawaharlal Nehru Marg, New Delhi, 110002
Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts INGCA, Man Singh Rd, New Delhi, Delhi 110011
Gandhi Bhawan, University of Delhi, Delhi 110007, Prof Ramesh Bhardwaj, Director
Gandhi Study Circle, Zakir Hussain College, Delhi 110002, Dr Sanjeev Kumar, Convenor
National Gandhi Museum, New Delhi, Celebrating Gandhi @ 150
Ministry of Commerce, Government of India, New Delhi 110001, celebrating Gandhi’s 150 years,MrAmitabh Dwivedi, Dy. Secretary
Gandhi Smriti (where Gandhi was assassinated), 30 January Marg, New Delhi
Raj Ghat, Memorial dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi, behind Red Fort, Delhi 110006
Sabarmati Ashram on the banks of the River Sabarmati, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Mahatma Gandhi Institute for Rural Industrialization, Wardha, Maharashtra
Department of Gandhian and Peace Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh 160014
School of Gandhian Thought and Development Studies, Athirampuzha, Kerala 686560
Gandhi Research Center, North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon, Maharashtra
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