About the Ahimsa Center
The Ahimsa Center is focused on interdisciplinary teaching and learning about nonviolence and its practical applications at personal, interpersonal, societal, national and international levels.
Educational and outreach initiatives of the Center facilitate an understanding of ahimsa as a positive force informing the ways of thinking and transforming the ways of living. Toward this goal the Center has facilitated the creation of a minor in Nonviolence Studies on our campus, and offers a national, residential fellowship program for K-12 educators in nonviolence and social change. Through its public programs such as conferences, workshops, lectures and dialogues, the Center engages the academic and larger communities in discussion about the practical aspects of nonviolence as a way of life.
The Center is rather unique due to its focus on nonviolence beginning at the individual level. It fosters a vision in which each individual is an important player in building and sustaining a culture of nonviolence. It is a vision for cooperation and collaboration among fellow human beings, who are guided by mutual respect and trust, care and kindness, and who deal with differences through civility and dialogue.
A Matching Gift from the Sethias
Drs. Tara and Nirmal Sethia have generously committed a significant opportunity to maximize your giving during this holiday season by establishing a matching gift challenge—every gift, dollar for dollar!
Please make a gift to the Ahimsa Center today to support its programs and mission to advance the understanding of nonviolence, peace, and respect for all living things, in order to create a better society and world for all.
The summer institute at the Ahimsa Center gave me the space and inspiration to develop creative lessons on nonviolence--a thread of learning that all children need in this age of global crisis. I would recommend the Institute to any educator who is committed to quality education and social justice work.
--Michael Irwin, Teacher and Arts Academy Coordinator, Chapel Hill High School, NC
To support the Ahimsa Center today, please click the “Pledge Support” button above. All donations are tax-deductible, and funds are managed by Cal Poly Pomona Philanthropic Foundation, which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (Tax ID 83-2300241).