The Fellowship of Life
a Christian-based vegetarian group founded in 1973


Gandhi's 'Tolstoy Farm' redevelopment project

Tolstoy Farm Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948) attributes the success of the final phase of the satyagraha campaign in South Africa between 1908 and 1914 to the "spiritual purification and penance" afforded by the Tolstoy Farm. The Tolstoy Farm was the second of its kind of experiments established by Gandhi. He devotes a considerable number of pages in Satyagraha in South Africa to the discussion of the day-to-day activities on the farm as the experiment appeared important to him, even though it had not enjoyed much "limelight". He wrote: "I have serious doubts as to whether the struggle could have been prosecuted for eight years, whether we could have secured larger funds, and whether the thousands of men who participated in the last phase of the struggle would have borne their share of it, if there had been no Tolstoy Farm." We aim to redevelop Tolstoy Farm, the historic settlement founded by Mahatma Gandhi.

Gandhi Comic Launched

Most South Africans have a minimal knowledge of the role that Gandhi played in the struggle and the kinds of activities that he engaged in during his period. The Gandhi Committee, Johannesburg opted to develop a comic that depicts Gandhi’s South African period and introduces the readers to the tradition of resistance evident in our own struggle against apartheid in this country.

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