Sacro Lecture 2015: Restorative Justice and Nonviolence

27th October 2015 - 6:00pm

Parliament Hall
11 Parliament Square
Edinburgh EH1 1RQ

Sacro was delighted and honoured to have Arun Gandhi deliver the 2015 Sacro Lecture.

Arun Gandhi is the fifth grandson of India’s legendary leader, Mohandas K. “Mahatma” Gandhi. Arun's grandfather taught him to understand nonviolence through understanding violence. “If we know how much passive violence we perpetrate against one another we will understand why there is so much physical violence plaguing societies and the world,” Gandhi said. Through daily lessons, Arun says, he learned about violence and about anger.

In his lecture, Arun Gandhi shares his philosophy and belief in total non-violence as a solution to addressing the harm caused by violence and fear. Growing up in apartheid-era South Africa, he learned from his parents and grandparents that justice does not mean revenge, it means transforming the opponent through love and suffering. We have much to learn from Gandhi's philosophy in addressing the harm caused by offending in our own communities.

You can hear the lecture here