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The Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence promotes the insights and practices of Being the Change You Want to See in the World by functioning as a local and global hub to advance the understanding of justice and nonviolence through individual and collaborative endeavors.

The Gandhi Center prioritizes JEDI (justice, equity, diversity, inclusion) in education, scholarship, and engagement.

Core values:

  • Respect (for life and its myriad forms)
  • Reconciliation (for those in struggle)
  • Restoration (of the social and spiritual health of diverse communities)
Center News
Grupo de baile


Things are quiet around the Center over the summer but we did just successfully pilot the first Latin American and Spanish Dance Group. Special thanks to Sylvia Whitney Beitzel & Lisa Porter for all of your hard work on this program! 

Follow them on Instagram @grupochicasb


Service: The Path to Justice Second Edition


Service: The Path to Justice

The second edition of this seminal text will be released this spring. Stay tuned for details!

Virtual Beitzel Symposium


Please join us for the virtual Beitzel Symposium on Thursday, April 7 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. as we continue to honor and celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Terry Beitzel. In this symposium, we highlight Dr. Beitzel's scholarship in the area of responsibility by presenting research from the International Journal on Responsibility, which he co-founded with Howard Carrier.

Hosted by the Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence and the Department of Justice Studies at James Madison University. Register via the action link

As we strive to make this virtual event welcoming, accessible, and equitable, please direct any questions or requests related to access to

Thank you! 

Register here

April 7 Bystander Intervention Training



Parking for the Beitzel Lecture

Parking for Visitors:

Please park in the Warsaw Ave Parking Deck located behind the Forbes Center:

Please let us know asap if you have accessibility needs that require a shuttle to Wilson Auditorium from the Warsaw Parking Deck. Email 

Giving Day Donations


**If you want to donate to the Gandhi Center or the Beitzel Memorial Scholarship on Giving Day, please call 855-568-4483 and we can process your gift over the phone**

Beitzel Lecture Series
Virtual Gandhi Book Launch - October 1, 2021
Ending systemic racism & creating an inclusive society - JMU Civic Virtual Town Hall June 4, 2020

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