philosophy of social change
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Several key individuals and ideas shape the philosophy of social change. The first of these is Mahatma Gandhi.Â According to Kapadia (1995), Gandhi believed that ideas and ideals had no value if they were not translated into action.Â Gandhi talked frequently about social change and service to others exclaiming that â€œthe best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of othersâ€ Â (â€œThinkexistâ€, n.d). Implementing positive social change can be a difficult process.Â Gandhi was asked why people should not just achieve their goals by any means necessary. He believed that the means are connected to the end, stating â€œevery problem lends itself to solution if we are determined to make the law of truth and nonviolence the law of lifeâ€ (Gandhi, 1961).Â Gandhi influenced many important social change movements and leaders. Some leaders who have acknowledged his influence are Dr. Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama, Aung San Suu Kyi and Rigoberta Menchu (Pal, 2008).
Gandhi, Mahatma. (1961).Â Non-violent resistance. New York, NY: Schocken Books.
Kapadia, S. (1995). A tribute to Mahatma Gandhi: His views on women and social change.Â Journal of South Asia Women Studies, 1(1). Retrieved from http://asiatica.org/jsaws/
Pal, A. (2008, January). 60 years after death, Gandhi is making world a better place.Â The Progressive.Â Retrieved from http://www.progressive.org/mag_wxap012408
Thinkexist. (n.d). Mahatma Gandhi quotes. Retrieved from
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Â In our country, Dr. King embraced the tenets of non-violence in his leadership within the civil rights movement and enduring philosophy for bringing about social change. He wrote about those who inspired his philosophy of nonviolent social change and Gandhi was a significant influence. According to Pal (2008), King took a month-long trip to India in 1959 in order to visit the country of his inspiration. The King Center is dedicated to preserving his legacy and provide ongoing support for social change; based on Dr. King’s teachings, The King Center published, Six Steps of Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center). These six steps are: information gathering, education, personal commitment, negotiation, direct action, and reconciliation (King Center).
Pal, A. (2008, January 24). 60 Years After Death, Ghandi is Making the World a Better Place.
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The King Center. (n.d.). Six Steps of Nonviolent Social Change. Retrieved from