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Ela Ghandi - 1 The violence and corruption in the 21st...

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The violence and corruption in the 21 st century is becoming worse with each day. It is important for people to be aware of the crisis and learn of ways to overcome it peacefully. One peace activist has gone to world’s end trying to resolve today’s issues: Ela Ghandi, the granddaughter of Mahatma Ghandi. On October 4, 2007, Ela Ghandi spoke to a full audience at the University of Connecticut about the growing crisis in our world today. It was a special event to celebrate Asian American heritage observance, sponsored by various institutes including the Asian American Culture Center. It was a way for people to become aware of and to be involved in resolving the crisis. Ela Ghandi spoke of ten major issues that are influencing the peace crisis in the world. These issues are technology and communication, the media, prejudice, education, consumerism, the environment, globalization, dehumanization, terrorism, and patriarchy. Each issue affects people in some way for the worse, whether it be destroying the environment or demoralizing human beings. Ela emphasized the fact that the madness will continue to persist as the younger generations are taught the older generations’ views and ways. She compared the world to a burning village—the life, values, and morality of
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