Nonviolence in Action​
The M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence is a nonprofit located in Rochester, NY that embodies the vision of its historic namesake.
Our Mission is to help individuals and communities develop the inner resources and practical skills needed to achieve a nonviolent, sustainable, and just world.
Annual Individual Student Visits
Community Training Attendees

Garden Work Party

This spring and summer, we’re holding weekly garden work parties at the Institute. Join us for weeding, planting, watering, and general garden maintenance. Come spend some time outside, doing good …

Grief Cafe

“Grief is subversive, undermining the quiet agreement to behave and be in control of our emotions. It is an act of protest that declares our refusal to live numb and …

Mindful Mondays Meditation

This spring we’re offering a new meditation series. Come by the Gandhi Institute for 30 minutes of meditation followed by 30 minutes of mindful eating — bring your own vegetarian …

Our Gandhi & Nonviolence Knowledge Cards are traveling the world, bringing Gandhi’s philosophy to life in meaningful, fun ways.

Two Experiments in Communal Grieving

This past September, more than thirty years after finishing my undergraduate degree, I entered a graduate program on Social Innovation and Sustainability at Goddard College in Vermont. The focus of …

Shaking Hands with Nonviolence

In my school in Berlin, all the eleventh-graders have a project called “Alle Ins Ausland“ (Engl. “All Abroad“): Every student has to go for three months in another country, to …