Arun Gandhi, Son of Mahatma Gandhi, to Lead Washington-based Interfaith Group

February 15, 2003

Source: The Dallas Morning News

On February 15, 2003 the Dallas Morning News reported that "The grandson of Indian peace activist Mahatma Gandhi has been named chairman of the board of directors at Interfaith Alliance. Arun Gandhi will lead the Washington-based group, which lobbies for religious freedom and interfaith understanding. Mr. Gandhi is the co-founder of the M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence in Memphis, Tenn., and a prolific author. 'At this moment in history, when religion is often cited as the cause, rather than the solution, to conflict, Arun Gandhi's insightful and prophetic leadership is invaluable,' said the Rev. C. Welton Gaddy, president of Interfaith Alliance. Mr. Gandhi is also a leader in Soulforce, an ecumenical gay rights group that wants to make churches more accepting of gays and lesbians."