FROM INDIA WITH LOVE
is a social initiative to reinvigorate nonviolence in the United States.
We design transformational expeditions for America's leaders to experience India's ancient culture and wisdom of nonviolence and thereafter support them to design solutions that will promote compassion and harmony in our communities and neighborhoods. So far, we have hosted three delegations to India that have comprised of America's Mayors, police officers, social activists and victims of violence.
Our initiative was inspired by the transformational journey that was taken by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., when he had visited India in 1959 to deepen his understanding of the teachings of nonviolence as used by Mahatma Gandhi. Upon his return, Dr. King wrote “I left India more convinced than ever before that the method of nonviolent resistance is the most potent weapon available to people in their struggle for freedom and human dignity. As a result of my visit, my understanding of non-violence is greater and my commitment deeper."
Our inaugural trip to India in March 2016 was converted into a documentary film that shares the transformational experience of a group of Americans (who have all suffered from violence) in search of solace, healing and wisdom. It is a story of hope and inspiration - of what is possible when - even in the face of violence, suffering and loss - we choose love.