Satish Kumar
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Satish Kumar

Activist and Editor, India/United Kingdom

Satish Kumar

Satish Kumar is an Indian British activist, speaker, and former Jain monk. He is the founder and Director of Programmes of the Schumacher College and Editor Emeritus of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine.

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Satish Kumar is an Indian British activist and speaker. He has been a Jain monk, nuclear disarmament advocate, and pacifist. Now living in England, Kumar is the founder and Director of Programmes of the Schumacher College international center for ecological studies, and is Editor Emeritus of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine. His most notable accomplishment is the completion, together with a companion, E. P. Menon, of a peace walk of over 8,000 miles in June 1962 for two and a half years, from New Delhi to Moscow, Paris, London, and Washington, D.C., the capitals of the world’s earliest nuclear-armed countries. He insists that reverence for nature should be at the heart of every political and social debate.

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In addition to world conflicts, the most challenging problem we face today is hunger, deprivation and social injustice. Because we’re ruled by separate self-interest, we go on accumulating personal wealth, ignoring the well being of the others.

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