START HERE: Editors’ Guide to Nonviolence as a Way of Life

Gandhi’s Be Magazine Co-Founders Missy Crutchfield and Melissa Turner with Arun and Tushar Gandhi at Navdanya Farm in Dehradun, India

Life is a great adventure. Five years ago, we found ourselves following in Mahatma Gandhi’s footsteps across India with his grandson and legacy-bearer, Arun Gandhi. We visited the historic sites from Gandhi’s independence movement as well as some very special places like AVANI School, Manav Sadhna ashram and Gujarat Vidyapith university, SEWA women’s co-op, and Vandana Shiva’s Navdanya Farm where Gandhian principles of nonviolence are alive and well today.

Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson Arun Gandhi with students at AVANI School in Kolhapur, India.

As we returned to the United States to continue building and growing Gandhi’s Be Magazine as an online publication and platform for Changemakers around the world, we knew that while there is much work to be done for social and environmental issues, we were very aware that Mahatma Gandhi’s philosophy of nonviolence is as relevant today as it was when he led the independence movement in India many years ago.

Nonviolence is more than just protesting peacefully or engaging a useful strategy for conflict resolution. It is a way of life.

When you consider your everyday thoughts, actions, and choices through the lens of nonviolence, it impacts your own life, your community, and the world.

Gandhi said, “My life is my message.” So the question is: what message is your life sending to the world?

Gandhi’s Be Magazine Co-Founders Missy Crutchfield and Melissa Turner with students at Gujarat Vidyapith in Ahmedabad, India.

Since 2009, Gandhi’s Be Magazine has been partnering with Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson to carry forward the legacy of nonviolence as a way of life and to inspire and empower people to “Be the change they wish to see in the world.”

Just imagine as we build this “Global Community of Changemakers” online and offline, how we can create, connect, collaborate, and communicate what we want our future to BE.

Thank you for joining and supporting this movement as together we explore nonviolence as a way of living…

Love +Light,

Missy Crutchfield          Melissa Turner
Gandhi’s Be Magazine

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” -Mahatma Gandhi

Library of Resources: Practicing Nonviolence as a Way of Life

How Do We Move Forward From Here? Gandhi’s Be Magazine has created and curated this Library of Resources to empower and equip you on your journey of practicing Nonviolence as Way of Life.

e-books and PDF’s

Nonviolence Is a Way of Life: FREE “Changemakers Roadmap” PDF

#VTheChange FREE Roadmap to the Vegan Way of Life PDF

101’s and How-to Guides

Gandhi 101

Nonviolence 101

Vegan & Vegetarian 101