Mahatma Gandi

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Mahatma Gandi

Ghandi only protested peacefully. His form of protest was called “Satyagraha”. This method of nonviolent protesting focused on refusing to obey unjust authority. It would eventually become the key to the triumph of Indias fight against the illegalization of Indian marriages. Ghandi often used fasting and prayer as a tool to aid his protest. This is an aspect of Ghandi’s work that people can follow in order to honor Ghandi and stand up to injustices around the world. Ghandi was found guility of “sedition” charges in 1922. This was due to the fact that members associated with an act of civil disobedience, led by Ghandi, ended up killing many people. During Ghandi’s time in prison he fasted and prayed and served as a symbol of hope for other prisoners

Ghandi struggled with defining his religion. He studied Buddhism, Christianity and Hinduism, and found essential truths in all of the religions. He used his wide knowledge of many religions to promote peace and justice.

While in South Africa, Ghandi was often segrated against. Though he tried to stay focused on his work, his outrage led his to make his first “activist” speech against the injustices he saw around his, and the injustices he faced himself. His original plan to stay in South Africa until he completed his law work turned into a twenty year stay to help stop the injustices against Indians. Ghandi refused to ever accept payment for his work. He devoted himself to life of “selflessness”. He believed it was his duty to use his power and education as a public figure to help those in his own society, and around the world.

Ghandi's decision to take work in South Africa is often described as the “turning point” in his life.

Mahatma Gandi

10/2/1869-1/30/1948

By: Joanie Searle Period 6

“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”John 14:27

"Be the change that you want to see in the world"Mahatma Ghandi

Ghandi’s blessed his killer, Nathuram Vinayuk Godse, right before he was shot dead.Ghandi’s death ultimately led to peace between the Hindus and Muslims. He worked towards a goal of peaceful world until the moment he died, and was mourned throughout the worldGhandi looked towards the bible, the Bhagavad-Gita, and the Tolstoy for inspiration for peace. His ways of peace inspired future leaders, like Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela, to make a change peacefully.

"As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God's varied grace" (1 Pt 4:10; Letter on Stewardship)


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