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Gandhi and Globalisation

Mahatma Gandhi
Key Info: 
  • Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi
  • Explore Gandhian principles
  • Explore the relationship between inner transformation and outer transformation

With Vandana Shiva and Satish Kumar

Fee: 
£ 850.00
Course fees include all meals, field trips, materials and all teaching sessions. The programme will run from Monday to Friday afternoon and includes four nights private accommodation with shared bathroom plus all vegetarian meals from the first
lunchtime you arrive through until the lunchtime before your departure. If you would like to take this course as a non-residential participant, please call us on Tel: +44 (0) 1803 847237

2019 is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma. This year, in India and around the world, people will be celebrating the life and message of Mahatma Gandhi and the contribution he made for the upliftment of humanity and wellbeing of the planet earth.

Schumacher College is joining this celebration by offering a course on Gandhi & Globalisation. Vandana Shiva and Satish Kumar will show that Mahatma Gandhi’s message is as relevant today as it was in his lifetime. In fact, it is even more relevant today as humanity is facing multiple crises; global warming, diminishing biodiversity, depletion of natural resources and social injustice.

The two course leaders will show how Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy of non-violence, local economy, self-government, non-violent resistance and a simple life can play an important role in redesigning our politics, economy, agriculture and industry. The course will also explore the relationship between inner transformation and outer transformation, personal wellbeing and planetary wellbeing.

Mahatma Gandhi’s life and message are as relevant in the 21st Century as they were in his own time.  This course will explore the Gandhian principles of non-violence, local economy, self-government, spirituality and social justice.

*The Booking Deadline gives us an accurate idea of course participant numbers at approximately 6 weeks before the course is due to run, at which point we confirm the course, add additional time for people to book on or cancel the course. We encourage people to register early for courses as places are limited.

With Vandana Shiva and Satish Kumar
Vandana Shiva

Vandana Shiva

Vandana Shiva is a world renowned champion of earth democracy, sustainable agriculture and an ecological world view. She combines science with spiritual values. She is a tireless campaigner against industrial agriculture, genetic engineering of seeds and the modern economy destructive of ecological harmony.

Satish Kumar

Satish Kumar

Satish is a former monk and long-term peace and environment activist. He has been quietly setting the Global Agenda for change for over 50 years. He was just nine when he left his family home to join the wandering Jains and 18 when he decided he could achieve more back in the world, campaigning for land reform in India and working to turn Gandhi’s vision of a renewed India and a peaceful world into reality.

In 1973 Satish settled in the United Kingdom taking up the post of editor of Resurgence magazine, a position he has held ever since, making him the UK’s longest-serving editor of the same magazine. During this time, he has been the guiding spirit behind a number of now internationally respected ecological and educational ventures including Schumacher College.

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Residential accommodation for "Changing the Frame"  is at Higher Close, a 20 minute walk from Schumacher College. All meals will be provided at the college.

A place can not be guaranteed unless we receive your deposit or payment on your chosen course. If you would like to apply for a bursary, please do this before making your course application.
 

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Applications are viewed on a case-by-case basis and we are unable to enter into discussions on any decisions. We generally have many more applications for bursaries than we have funding available. We can only offer one bursary per person per year and priority is given to those who have not attended the college or received a bursary before. To help us support as many people as possible, please only apply if you would be unable to attend the course without a bursary.

How to apply for a bursary

Six weeks before the course is due to start all bursary applications will be considered and responded to.  If successful you will be required to accept our Bursary Terms and Conditions.

Please answer the following:

  1. What does a bursary mean to you?
  2. How will your attendance on this course benefit the wider community?
  3. If your financial situation justifies you applying for a bursary, how much are you able to contribute towards attending this course?
     

Please be prepared to supply an appropriate reference in support of your application.