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About us

Established in 1990 the GANDHI INFORMATION CENTER has been freely available for Education and Culture. It has more than a hundred members at home and abroad, amongst them well-known scientists, artists and authors such as Dr. Arun Gandhi (* 1934, a grandson of Mahatma Gandhi), Count Serge Tolstoy (1911-1995, one grandson of Count Leo Tolstoy), Dr. Sushila Nayar (1914-2000, personal physician and secretary of Mahatma Gandhi), Professor Joseph Needham (1900-1995), and the Nobel Peace Laureate Adolfo Perez Esquivel (* 1931).

The Gandhi Information Center became well-known all over the world on account of the distribution of the Manifesto against Conscription and the Military System. This Manifesto revives attention to two manifestoes signed by Gandhi, Einstein, Buber and Freud against military training of youth. In the meantime this Manifesto has been translated into 25 languages and has been signed by more than 200 outstanding personalities from over thirty different countries. Among them are, for instance, Ela Gandhi (* 1940, a granddaughter of Mahatma Gandhi), Count Serge Tolstoy (1911-1995, a grandson of Count Leo Tolstoy), the artists Pete Seeger (1919-2014), Luciano Pavarotti (1935-2007) and Ravi Shankar (1920-2012).

Since 1990 the Gandhi Information Center for Research and Education on Nonviolence, has organised educational activities with publications about Mahatma Gandhi. The Gandhi Information Center has made contacts all over the world and contributes to an international network.

The nonviolent, active resistance as developed and lived by Gandhi is to serve as focus and support. Connected with this the active members wish to document the origins of Nonviolence in multifold traditions (e.g. Leo Tolstoy's concept of nonviolent non-cooperation in Russia, the Civil Disobedience of Henry David Thoreau, the Civil Rights Movement of Martin Luther King in the USA, the social critic John Ruskin in England).

Satyagraha was the motto under which the Gandhi Information Center has published quarterly information worldwide from 1994 to 2008. The first two issues were dedicated to the commemoration of Gandhi's 125th birthday and our correspondences to the followers of Leo Tolstoy in Russia.

Our main project between 2008 and 2016 has been the creation of fourteen exhibitions on the history of nonviolent resistance concept, for example:

Support the Gandhi Information Center, P.O.Box (Postfach) 210109, 10501 Berlin

Our e-mail-address is: mkgandhi@snafu.de

Our internet website is: http://www.nonviolent-resistance.info

The annual membership is 180 Euro, reduced membership is 60 Euro.

Financial support of the volunteer work of our Center is requested for our account:

Gandhi-Informations-Zentrum, Berlin
IBAN: DE77 1001 0010 0495 2831 06
BIC: PBNKDEFF

This manifesto has been translated into more than 25 languages and it has been signed by many signatories, among them four Nobel Peace Laureates. It is aimed to have the Manifesto signed by more individuals who are publicly active in Peace, Ecology and Human Rights issues or in Scientific and Cultural spheres.

Please address your signatures (with name, address and date) to the:

Gandhi Information Center, P.O. Box (Postfach) 210109, D-10501 Berlin