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Circles and Beloved Community

When I’m getting to know someone, I like to ask them the question, “What were you like in middle school?” I like this question because it helps me learn about …

Stretching into Leadership

Last week, I was invited to speak at a banquet for student leaders at Paul Smith College on the topic of leadership. Below is the text for the talk, offered …

An Interview with Desmond Tutu

    “We can be free only together, safe only together, prosperous only together, and human only together.” View Gwen’s illustrated conversation with anti-apartheid and human rights activist, the late …

Reflections on Indigenous Peoples’ Day

It was perfect that my last event at the Institute this past June as the Gandhi Institute’s director was the closing celebration for the fourth round of our Youth Healing …

Reflections on Acceptance

Hello all who are reading this! If you are familiar with the Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence you know about the Season for Nonviolence, which occurs from January 30th to April …