Gandhi-Mandela-Freire Fellowship Programme
Self and Eco-Socio-Spiritual Transformation.
The Grounding of Peace, Reconciliation, Civic Engagement, Sustainability, Social Communication, Creative Regeneration and Engaged Spirituality in Compassion . Fostering Dialogical and Inclusive Community, Common Good and Eco-Socio-Spiritual Futures in Public and Private Spaces.
Jointly initiated by the Indian Social Institute, New Delhi, India and the Loyola Institute of Peace and International Relations, Kochi, India. The Indian Social Institute holds a Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. The fellowship has been further developed, nurtured and now based at the Multiversity Platform, Loyola Extension Services, a registered charity as well as the social lab and incubation centre of Loyola College of Social Sciences (LCSS), Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India. A (growing) number of like-minded institutions have offered moral support for this effort. (Note: This website belongs to the Multiversity Platform, Loyola Extension Services/LES Multiversity, Loyola College of Social Sciences, Thiruvananthapuram, India.)
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The Fellowship/Community of GMF Fellows
The First Batch, 2022
Right to Left: Fr. Ranjit (Director, Multiversity Platform, LES),
Nirmal (Fellow-Nepal), Hom (Fellow-Sri Lanka-Myanmar),
Rae (Fellow-Philippines), How Kian (Fellow-Malaysia), Marnie (Fellow-Philippines)
& Dr. Nat (Learning Journey/Course Director, Multiversity Platform, LES)
The Fellowship Will
Grow the GMF Learning Process
Promote "Being Compassionate"
Encourage Roundtable Hubs/Friendship-Trust Circles
Nurture Regenerative, Inclusive, Hospitable Spaces (Fellows 'Projects'/'Experiential Initiatives' Are in Progress)
Engage in Public Compassionate Praxis
Grow Novel Regenerative Activism Beyond Self-Serving, Silo Singe Issue-Based Movements
Build Bridges, Weave or Create Tapestries of Diverse Social Movements into Transformative Totalities
Build Integrative Rhisomatic Movements
Build Personal and Community Glossaries of New Terms or Terms with New Meaning
Contribute Counter-hegemonic Narratives/New Stories
Organise Public Events/Unconferences
Systematically Add Publication and Report to the GMF Knowledge-Practice Base