Visit to Kenya

3 April, 2010

The next general elections in Kenya are not due until 2012, but initiatives are already underway to avoid a repetition of the violence which broke out in the wake of the 2007 poll. Moreover, a new Constitution has now been voted on by the parliament and will go to a referendum later this year. Responding to an invitation from the Kenyan team of Initiatives of Change, the Gandhi voyage of dialogue and discovery arrived in Nairobi on Sunday 28 March for a five-day program of meetings and discussions.

Meeting with Kenyan Vice-President

3 April, 2010

During the recent visit to Kenya, the Voyage of Dialogue and Discovery had an opportunity to meet with Vice President Musyoka in Nairobi. The Kenyan press covered the event and the story is available at the following links:

Kenyan Prime Minister welcomes Rajmohan Gandhi

29 March, 2010

Raila Odinga, the Kenyan Prime Minister, spent an hour with Rajmohan Gandhi, President of Initiatives of Change International, and others from IofC this morning. Asked by Prof Gandhi what his deepest longings were, he said he wanted to be a bridge to the new Kenya where the basic needs of people were met.

At a press conference following the private meeting, Mr Odinga introduced Prof Gandhi who stated IofC's readiness to support Kenya in any ways that could be helpful.

The press conference was reported by the Kenyan Broadcasting Corporation.

Visit to South Africa, Part Two

28 March, 2010

At the end of a two-week visit to South Africa, Professor Rajmohan Gandhi delivered a Vice-Chancellor's Open lecture at the University of Cape Town, calling for 'a coalition of conscience' within countries and across the world to confront 'the real enemies... of hate, fear and greed'.

Visit to South Africa, Part Two

28 March, 2010

At the end of a two-week visit to South Africa, Professor Rajmohan Gandhi delivered a Vice-Chancellor's Open lecture at the University of Cape Town, calling for 'a coalition of conscience' within countries and across the world to confront 'the real enemies... of hate, fear and greed'.

Gandhi Voyage reaches South Africa

25 March, 2010

After visiting Indonesia, the next stop on the Gandhi voyage of dialogue and discovery was South Africa, where for years Initiatives of Change has been building bridges of trust across racial, ethnic and economic divides. Chris Breitenberg from USA is one of the international team travelling with Professor Rajmohan Gandhi, President of Initiatives of Change, and his wife Usha. He reports:

Lecture at the University of Cape Town

25 March, 2010
Rajmohan Gandhi delivered the year's third Vice-Chancellor's Open Lecture at UCT on 23 March. A podcast is available.

Interview with Rajmohan Gandhi in 'Kompas', Indonesia

19 March, 2010

A major feature on Rajmohan Gandhi, President of Initiatives of Change International, appeared in Kompas, one of Indonesia's biggest newspapers on 19 March. (see the original here) A translation of the article appears below:

KOMPAS – Friday, March 19, 2010

RAJMOHAN GANDHI, CONTINUES THE AHIMSA (nonviolent struggle)

By Fransisca Romana Ninik

Like his grandfather, Rajmohan Gandhi believes that a fight without violence will take a long time to succeed. However, one thing is sure: using violence will not lead to success.

New book

In this thought-provoking book, award-winning biographer and historian Rajmohan Gandhi sets the record straight on the founding fathers as well as their great opponent, Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Along the way, he answers questions of perennial interest. More