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 …

Fundraiser at One World Goods

One World Goods is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the social and economic conditions of artisans around the world through fair trade by providing a marketplace for their products.

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 …

Headspace: Mindfulness and Intentionality

Increasingly, I am opting out of the typical, American greeting which is some variety of: Hi, how are you?            Fine, thanks, and you? Doing fine, …