Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, 2.10.1869 – 30.1.1948, Single of the Day
“Gandhi fervently opposed the partition of his country into India and Pakistan. Seeing his country tear itself apart galvanised the 78-year-old Mahatma into action. Beginning in Calcutta, he worked with Muslim leaders there, declaring that he would not leave until every Muslim in the city felt safe. In Delhi he went on hunger strike until representatives of every community signed a declaration protecting Muslim rights. He walked from village to village, mediating and calling for an end to the violence, determined not to rest until the killing stopped.
On 30 january 1948 the entire country was dumbstruck. Gandhi had been assassinated by a Hindu extremist. with his death he had achieved his final goal: the fighting had finally stopped”.
We Have a Dream – Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela.
at De Niewe Kerk, Amsterdam, 16.9.2017 – 4.2.2018 (10 am – 5 pm, daily)
Peace, Single of the Day
“Not peace at any price but love at all cost” – Stuart Morris
Robert Capa image
John Fitzgerald Kennedy, single del giorno
(29 maggio 1917 – 22 novembre 1963)
“Our problems are man-made – therefore, they can be solved by man. And man can be as big as he wants. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings. Man’s reason and spirit have often solved the seemingly unsolvable, and we believe they can do it again. For in the final analysis, our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this small planet. We all breathe the same air. We all cherish our children’s future. And we are all mortal.”