Gandhi's Grandson spreads Love, Peace

"global 2008 Gandhi Tour, designed to spread philosophy through music and art"...

The Gandhi Tour Global Festival 4 Peace
Interview with Dr. Arun Gandhi and Gandhi Tour Funder Tobias Huber
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Gandhi's Grandson sends message of Peace

Dr. Arun M. Gandhi discusses The Gandhi Tour and the hardships
facing India today.

October 2, 2007

Gandhi Tour,

Pathways to Peace is honored to support the Gandhi Tour global peace initiative. For many years we have been developing The Culture of Peace Initiative (CPI) as a co-operative Peacebuilding Initiative whose long-term purpose is to unite the strengths of existing organizations and peoples in building a Culture of Peace for succeeding generations.

CPI originated in 1983 by Pathways To Peace, has served as a vehicle for bringing to light the previously unseen and unheard Peacebuilders working towards Peace along diverse pathways. An annual highlight of this Initiative is the International Day of Peace, (Peace Day) celebrated worldwide on September 21st by over 3000 local/global organizations in over 200 nations. CPI continues to serve as a community of forerunners in the emerging field of Peacebuilding, to give evidence that Peace is a practical reality and necessity in the 21st Century.
To us, Gandhi Tour is responding to  humanity's urgent cry for peace. Please let us know how we may serve this noble cause.


Leonard Johnson (Michael)
United Nations Representative for
Pathways to Peace


For Immediate Release                  The Gandhi Tour

October 10, 2007     

Benefit at the Stephan Weiss Studio to Raise Funds for the 2008 Gandhi Tour, a Global Music Festival for Peace

(New York, NY): On October 10 th , Dr. Arun Gandhi , grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, and Avon Mattison , founder of the United Nations 30 Days of Peace program, will co-host a benefit at the Stephan Weiss Studio to raise funds for the Gandhi Tour in 2008.

Inspired by the life of Mahatma Gandhi, and with the backing of Dr. Arun Gandhi, The Gandhi Tour is a global music festival intended to spread the philosophy of non-violence and multi-cultural understanding through music, art and media. The tour, which will launch globally in 2008, will feature both internationally renowned performers and regional acts known for helping to spread the message of enlightened human understanding; give humanitarian support to host cities through partnerships with local charitable organizations; and provide a platform for influential speakers to pass on Gandhi's non-violent approach to conflict resolution. The Gandhi Tour Benefit is produced by the Gandhi Group in conjunction with the non-profit foundation Tribes of the World .

The Gandhi Tour Benefit will take place on the last day of the United Nations 30 Days of Peace, and will be MCed by its founder, Avon Mattison. The schedule for the evening includes a VIP “Mahatma” meet and greet with Dr. Gandhi from 6pm to 7pm. Doors open to the public at 7pm, and the evening's program includes a keynote address by Dr. Gandhi; rarely seen footage from Mahatma Gandhi about the need for peaceful solutions to conflict; and a live performance by the internationally renowned yogic chanter and musician Krishna Das . Featured acts also include Tobias Huber's world music fusion band 1001Ways (direct from Switzerland and presenting their multimedia program, “Gandhi”), didgeridoo player Wayne Warwick Williams, and renown drummer John McDowell . Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails will be provided throughout. An on-going silent auction of donated products and services will be held during the event, with corporate donations provided by ABC Home and AquaMantra. Advance tickets can be reserved on line at:

“ We still have a long way to go to combat violence in our societies and every effort by every individual goes a long way towards planting the seeds of nonviolence and peace. I would like to congratulate the organizers of this event for their dedication and commitment to peace." - Arun Gandhi

Dr. Arun Gandhi is the founder of the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence;

Avon Mattison is the co-founder of Pathways to Peace, a non-profit N.G.O.;  

Michael Johnson is the representative of Pathways to Peace to the UN in New York;  

Tobias Huber is the founder of the Gandhi Tour;

Tribes of the World is a non-profit formed to help preserve indigenous cultures;

The Stephan Weiss Studio is located at 711 Greenwich Street, NY NY.

( Special thanks to Donna Karan and the Urban Zen Initiative .)


Past Press

"Multiple organizations involved (right up to the United Nations) in this effort to keep the message of Gandhi alive and in the present spirit" - World Rhythm News / US

"The Gandhi Tour is launching a major festival tour in the USA featuring big stars" -
Hammer TV / Italy

"International music tour for peace in the USA and Asia" -
Basler Zeitung / Switzerland

"Dr. Arun Gandhi and the International Gandhi Tour celebrating 100 Years of Gandhi's Non-Violence" - The Peace Pod / US

"Fighting hunger worldwide; the Gandhi Tour; Music is the international language of love" -
Meria Radio / US

"In our time, with terror and wars, it is very important to keep up the hope for peace", says Huber.- Rainbow Spirit News / Germany

"Tobias Huber about The Gandhi Tour with the Canadian Radio and TV personality Rob McConnell" - The 'X' Zone Radio Show / Canada

"Great cultural peace project" - RMN Radio / Germany

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