The practice of nonviolent truth has been the cornerstone of many powerful movements around the world over time, including
- The civil rights movement in the U.S. led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
- The freedom struggle in South Africa led by Nelson Mandela.
- The Truth Reconciliation Commission headed by Bishop Desmond Tutu.
- The Solidarity Union led by Lech Walesa in Poland, which formed the first democratic institution behind the Iron Curtain.
- The removal of dictator Pinochet in Chile.
- The Orange Revolution in Ukraine in 2003; and
- The Arab Spring in 2011.
Throughout his lifetime, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi – lovingly known as Mahatma Gandhi – touched and changed the lives of millions by advocating nonviolent truth to protest injustice and inequality.
Starting from humble beginnings, he rose from Man of Fear to Man of Freedom. His legacy of nonviolent protests and constructive programs showed the world how nonviolent means can bring about profound social changes and lasting peace – lessons that continue to resonate today.