|Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi|
Monday, August 6, 2012
“You must not lose faith in humanity”
These are the words of Mahatma Gandhi in which he continues by adding that “humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty”.
The beginning of women’s month this year started with a conference held at Durban University of Technology called the “Roots to Fruits” conference at which activists and organisations gathered and engaged on way and issues dealing with non-violence.
In this month the relevance of the words of Mahatma Ghandi and humanity are of great importance as we need not to give up on our humanity and those who still practice violence towards others whether physical or verbal.
Mahatma Gandhi’s ideas are praised for not being ideal for a certain group but rather universal and the universal application of his ideas and principles can find ways of dealing with conflicts that lead to violence and abuse that we see and fight against women and child abuse.
Art for Humanity supports and gives platforms for artists and poets to support such initiatives and is in ties with organisations such as (ICON) international Centre of Non-Violence and the Gandhi Development Trust in carrying the vision even beyond this month of August in saying that “non-violence doesn’t mean we won’t have conflict, but we can have understanding”.
May the universal application of ideas and concepts of Mahatma Gandhi help us in dealing with some of humanities current ills and may we not loose faith.