Exclusive! The Origin of the “Be the Change” Movement

Missy Crutchfield Editor-in-Chief Gandhi’s Be Magazine Melissa Turner Executive Editor Gandhi’s Be Magazine Editor’s Note: As we celebrate the Season of Light and the Season of the Greatest Gift, we reflect on Mahatma Gandhi’s famous words and his philosophy of nonviolence which was inspired by Christ’s “Sermon on the Mount” and shares a message of […]

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Gandhi’s Be Magazine turns 5 today! Become Part of the Story

“A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins With a Single Step”             Gandhi’s Be Magazine turns 5 today! We are writing to share this happy news with you because you have been an important part of this journey and we want to thank you for your incredible support throughout the […]

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A Change in Paradigm 2.0 – 11/11/2014 1am “I am”

Editor’s Note: Celebrating 5 years of Gandhi’s Be Magazine, we introduce A Change in Paradigm 2.0. CLICK HERE to read the original “Change in Paradigm” published on the launch of Gandhi’s Be Magazine on 11/11/2009 1am “I am.”  

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Missy Crutchfield: “Checkpoint. The West creates the darkness, then blames the darkness”

The Muslims are not the enemy. The Jews are not the enemy. The Hindus and Buddhists are not the enemy. And, the Christians are not the enemy. The enemy is ignorance and intolerance. The enemy is darkness of the mind and of the heart. Let’s take a real look at the insanity in the world. […]

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Joey Reiman: “The Famillionaire”

Companies with a Soul Joey Reiman, CEO & Founder of BrightHouse, a global consultancy firm, was named one of the 100 people who will change the way the world thinks by Fast Company. An adjunct professor at the Goizueta Business School at Emory University, his mission is to bring more purpose to the world of […]

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Anadolu Agency: “Egyptians hold anti-coup rally in New York”

Several hundred demonstrators gather in Manhattan to protest Egypt’s president Sisi on fourth anniversary of Jan. 25 Revolution Mustafa Caglayan Anadolu Agency (Anadolu Agency) Egyptians in New York held a rally Saturday to protest what several called the “hijacking” of their Jan. 25 Revolution by the army. Several hundred protesters gathered on 6th Avenue, in […]

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TakePart: “How One Trip Abroad Totally Changed This Lawyer’s Career Path”

A former London barrister, Aarti Kapoor jumped on a flight to Cambodia and soon found herself drafting laws against sex trafficking. (TakePart) For Aarti Kapoor, there was only one way to get from Bangkok, Thailand to northwestern Cambodia: Hitch a ride on a pickup truck. “I’ve got photos of getting on the back of a […]

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Jewish Voice for Peace: “Register Today! National Membership Meeting in Baltimore March 13-15″

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(Jewish Voice for Peace) Join us at the 2015 JVP National Membership Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland for a weekend of member-led workshops, stimulating conversations, and sharp political analysis from movement leaders. The spots for the NMM are filling up fast–we only have room for about 175 more folks to register. Also of note is that […]

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Mondoweiss: “The ‘hasbara’ tweeps who brought down Jim Clancy, and their ties to Israel and the Israel lobby”

(Mondoweiss) Veteran CNN journalist Jim Clancy’s resignation this week is one of the odder media fallouts from the Charlie Hebdo Paris attack. On January 7, Clancy got into a late night Twitter spat regarding the French satirical magazine with online adversaries. When he told them they were ganging up on him and practicing “hasbara,” the […]

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CNN: “Chomsky: Paris attacks show hypocrisy of West’s outrage”

(CNN) After the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo, which killed 12 people including the editor and four other cartoonists, and the murder of four Jews at a kosher supermarket shortly after, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls declared “a war against terrorism, against jihadism, against radical Islam, against everything that is aimed at breaking fraternity, freedom, […]

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Eurasia Review: “India: Ban Pledges UN Commitment to Gandhi’s Vision of Peace, Tolerance, Dignity for All”

(Eurasia Review) Growing radicalization, fundamentalism and extremism demand a renewed emphasis of Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals – both spiritual and political, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in Gujarat Sunday, pledging the ongoing commitment of the United Nations to promote tolerance, and ensure justice and dignity for all. “Divisive politics and sectarian incitement have no place in our […]

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Grist: “There are now twice as many solar jobs as coal jobs”

(Grist) Back in 2006, SolarCity was a small Bay Area solar energy startup with a handful of employees. Before long, according to CEO Lyndon Rive, the company was doubling in size every year to keep up with voracious demand for rooftop solar systems. Today, the company has over 9,000 employees spread across 65 offices nationwide; they’re […]

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Huffington Post: “Can Non-Violence Still Work In a Violent World?”

(The Huffington Post) On January 19, people in the United States and around the world celebrated the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., the Nobel Peace Prize winner, who used nonviolence to advance civil and human rights. The question arises — after the tragic shootings at Charlie Hebdo and other horrendous events in dictatorial nation-states […]

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The Columbian: “Gandhi’s grandson urges change from within”

(The Columbian) Great people like Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. weren’t born great. “They were born regular, ordinary people like all of us,” said Arun Gandhi, grandson of the legendary, nonviolent champion of Indian independence, during a visit to the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Hazel Dell on Sunday. He was […]

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Huffington Post: “Understanding the Gandhi-King Legacy in Contemporary Terms”

(Huffington Post) Following his 1959 trip to India, in which he visited the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., noted that he was “more convinced than ever that non-violent resistance is the most potent weapon available to oppressed people in their struggle for freedom.” The inspiration King drew from Gandhi and […]

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Hill Post: “Gandhi of U.S.A.: Martin Luther King”

“Peace is not the absence of violence, but the presence of justice”. – Martin Luther King (Hill Post) In USA, 3rd Monday of January is observed as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day which is close to his birthday that falls on January 15. In current times, when conflict, violence, discrimination and inequality continue to punctuate […]

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Huffington Post: “Je Suis Raif Badawi”

(Huffington Post) Here is the actual writing that gets you put in prison for 10 years and lashed 1000 times in Saudi Arabia. I call on all bloggers who value freedom of speech to pass this on. I salute the brave Saudi blogger Raif Badawi– who was convicted of insulting Islam and was brought after […]

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Jewish Voice for Peace: “The Paris Murders & the Islamophobic Backlash”

(Jewish Voice for Peace) JVP’s Network Against Islamophobia mourns the lives of those killed in the murderous attacks in Paris this week at the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine and in the kosher supermarket. We also stand in strong opposition to increasing Islamophobia and racism in response to these murders—the vilifying of Muslims and attributing […]

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Electronicintifada: “Watch: Ferguson activists bring message of ‘love and struggle’ to Palestine”

(Electronicintifada) A group of activists, artists, musicians and journalists on the frontlines of the struggle against racist policing in the United States traveled to Palestine earlier this month to build on the growing bonds of solidarity between the Black American and Palestinian liberation struggles, which have intensified since last year’s uprising in Ferguson, Missouri. The […]

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Grist: “Is “resilience” the new sustainababble?”

(Grist) Suddenly, “resilience” is everywhere. It’s the subject of serious books and breezy news articles, of high-minded initiatives and of many, many conferences. After Superstorm Sandy, it was triumphantly plastered on city buses, declaring New Jersey “A State of Resilience.” What’s going on? Does all this talk about resilience mean that we’ve basically given up […]

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ITV News: “Saudi blogger’s flogging postponed for health reasons as protests grow”

(ITV News) A Saudi Arabian blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes, 10 years in prison and a fine has had this weeks flogging postponed after doctors said he had not recovered from last weeks’ lashes. Raif Badawi, 31, was sentenced in May for charges related to a website he set up called the Saudi Arabian Liberals, […]

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