Mahatma Gandhi Lectures on Nonviolence

The Mahatma Gandhi Lecture series was established at McMaster University under the direction of the Centre for Peace Studies, to make the value and strategies of nonviolence widely known, and to develop the concept and practice of nonviolence through intellectual analysis and criticism, dialogue, debate and experimentation.  Each year a respected analyst or practitioner of nonviolence, chosen by a subcommittee of the Centre for Peace Studies, is brought to McMaster to deliver one or more lectures or workshops on nonviolence.

The series is named after Gandhi to honour his role in the revitalization and development of nonviolence.  Gandhi brought together East and West, spirituality and practical politics, the ancient and the contemporary, and in so doing he helped rescue nonviolence from sectarianism and irrelevance. Our aim is not to put Gandhi on a pedestal, but rather to take seriously the tradition for which he gave his life. The inaugural lecture was given by Ovide Mercredi in 1996.

The Mahatma Gandhi lectures series was initiated by India-Canada Society of Hamilton and is funded through private donations.  Our goal is to raise $100,000 to provide a sustained yearly income to adequately fund the Lecture series.  We have already reached 80% of our target and need your support to bridge the gap.  We urge you to make a tax-deductible donation to support this worthy cause.

Past Gandhi Lectures -  Available in full-text format:

Donations to Gandhi Trust Fund are tax-deductible.  Please make cheque payable to McMaster University (Gandhi Fund)and mail it along with your name, address and contact information to:

McMaster University (Gandhi Fund)
The Centre for Peace Studies
McMaster University, TSH-726 
Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S 4M2

Phone: 905-525-9140 x23112
E-Mail: peace@mcmaster.ca