Veena Howard, Associate Professor and Coordinator of Peace and Conflict Studies, Department of Philosophy, California State University, Fresno Dr. Howard is the author of many works, including Gandhi’s Ascetic Activism: Renunciation and Social Change. Dr. Howard was born and educated in India, received her Ph.D. in the United Kingdom, and has had many years of teaching in the United States. Her teaching, research, and service has focused on Mahatma Gandhi, Cesar Chavez and other American peace activists, issues of violence and nonviolence, peace and conflict issues, multiculturalism, gender issues, and multiculturalism.
“Mahatma Gandhi’s Philosophy of Sarvodaya (the Well-Being of All): Moral Methods and Critical Challenges”
Abstract: Mahatma Gandhi, the most influential proponent of nonviolence, focuses on moral living. He uses the term Sarvodaya, the well-being of all, as the key to his ethical philosophy and practice. What is the nature of Gandhi’s action-oriented moral approach to engaged ethical living and how can it be applied to our personal lives and to the world?