#InContext: Gandhi

By: MEGAN ABRAMEIT Mahatma (“the great soul”) Gandhi exemplifies the power of a peaceful leader. Born Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in 1869, Gandhi grew up in a home filled with tradition. His mother raised him in  Vaishnavism, a Hindu sect that practiced vegetarianism, nonviolence, and fasting. These principles Gandhi learned as a child would guide him … Continue reading #InContext: Gandhi

#InContext: Mother Teresa

By: MOLLY WICKER For decades, Mother Teresa’s kindness and generosity has captured the attention of the world. She was showered with honorary degrees and awards and universally praised by the media. Popes, presidents, philanthropists, and even the Queen, looked to her for guidance to eradicate poverty and affect change. Despite the many influential people vying … Continue reading #InContext: Mother Teresa

#InContext: Dalai Lama

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the spiritual leader of Tibet and has spent his lifetime advocating for the freedom of Tibet. His Holiness was born on July 6, 1935, to a farming family in the village of Taktser in northeastern Tibet. At birth, he was named Lhamo Dhondup, but at the … Continue reading #InContext: Dalai Lama

#InContext: Gandhi

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, known as Mahatma meaning “Great Soul,” was born in 1869 to an elite family in northwest India. Influenced by Jainism, his mother taught him the virtues of tolerance, non-violence, and simple living that would reappear later in his political campaigns. In direct defiance of the elders of his caste, Gandhi left India … Continue reading #InContext: Gandhi