Mathama Gandhi and Jeremy Corbyn

I wonder how many people are aware that Jeremy Corbyn received The Gandhi Foundation International Peace Award on November 26th, 2013.

I do not consider myself a party political person, as I am very much aware that all the major political parties have their strengths and weaknesses, but I would respectfully invite you read Jeremy Corbyn’s Acceptance Speech of the Gandhi Award which you can read by going to:-

https://gandhifoundation.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/pagandhijcspeechnov26th2013.pdf

The Trustees of The Gandhi Foundation agreed to offer him their International Peace Award in recognition of his consistent efforts over a 30 year Parliamentary career to uphold the Gandhian values of social justice and non‐violence.

Besides being a popular and hard‐working constituency MP he has made time to speak and write extensively in support of human rights at home and world‐wide.

His committed opposition to neocolonial wars and to nuclear weapons has repeatedly shown the lack of truth in the arguments of those who have opposed him.

I respectfully forward this information to you as I believe that it might prove of interest to you.

With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey

Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandi is widely revered as the founder of modern-day India.

He found inspiration in both Islam and Christianity, especially the Sermon on the Mount, as well as his native Hinduism. He studied Law in London, and practised for twenty years in South Africa before returning to India.

One day, as he stepped on  board a train, one of his shoes fell off and landed on the track. He could not retrieve it because the train was already on the move.

To his companions’ surprise, Gandhi calmly took off his other shoe and threw it back along the track to land close to the first. When asked why he did this, he smiled, and replied, “The poor man who finds the shoe will now have a pair that he can use.”

What a wonderful philosophy! Would that we were all blessed with the same dignity and insights as Mahatma Gandhi!

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With many peaceful blessings

Geoffrey