Gandhi: Fighting Without Weapons

1 x 47 min

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, known as “Mahatma,” was assassinated by a Hindu fanatic 70 years ago, on 30th January 1948. Today, Gandhi is considered the embodiment of non violent resistance. His great words have also taken hold in the Western World: “Ahimsa”- non violence, “Satygraha” – insistence on truth, “Swaraj” – self governance. Gandhi was and remained a Hindu, but engaged intensively with other religions. He took the Baghavad Gita and the Sermon on the Mount as the spiritual basis for his political actions. His concept of renunciation of violence and loving one’s enemies therefore also had a strong influence on Christians, for instance the American Civil Rights movement and Martin Luther King.

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