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Primary Social Change Interest
Why are you interested in the Gandhi-King Community?
Gandhi Information Center
Research and Education for Nonviolence
(non-profit society for education)
Website (commercial websites are not allowed):

About me:

What motivated me:

my conscientious objection to military service in 1978

Gandhi Information Center (President)

social scientist, educational and political sciences, author, counsellor of conscientious objectors, media education, exhibitions in the Anti-War-Museum in Berlin:

28 Januar 2012 - 22 April 2012: "Etienne de La Boétie: Against Voluntary Servitude

28 August 2010 - 29 Januar 2011: "Leo Tolstoy and the Doukhobors: Conscientious Objection"

7 Mai 2011 - 7 August 2011: "Rabindranath Tagore: 'Words from the Depth of Truth' - Refelctions against War and Nationalism

11 April 2010 - 22 August 2010: "John Ruskin: 'Unto This Last' - Reflections on Justice and Peace"

4 Juli 2009 - 29 August 2009: "Henry David Thoreau - Civil Disobedience - Reflections against Slavery and War"

15 Januar 2009 - 25 Februar 2009: "Martin Luther King - 'I Have A Dream' - Reflections on Nonviolence"

13 November 2008 - 11 Januar 2009: "Leo Nikolajevic Tolstoy: 'I Cannot Be Silent!' - Reflections against Violence and War"

30 Januar 2008 - 10 April 2008: "Gandhi's Path to Nonviolence - autobiographical quotes, photos, original voice"

What is my current city and country of residence?

Berlin, Germany (since 1980)

Which are my primary skills areas?

Education, Research

What are some of my current areas of research?

Gandhi, Tolstoy, Nonviolence
Gandhi's dialogues with his contemporaries

List of some of my publications:


Tolstoy and Gandhi (Non-violent Resistance) (on the occasion of Gandhiji's 125th birthday); Berlin 1994 ( Gandhi-Informations-Zentrum , Berlin ; ISBN 3-930093-07-3)


Tolstoy and Gandhi; in: Gandhi and the Contemporary World. Essays to mark the 125th Anniversary of His Birth (ed. by Antony Copley and George Paxton); Chennai, India 1997, pp. 196-204 (Indo-British Historical Society, Chennai, India; ISBN 819-000-68-19)

Hermann Kallenbach - Mahatma Gandhi's friend in South Africa (co-author: Isa Sarid); Berlin 1997 (Gandhi-Informations-Zentrum, Berlin; ISBN 3-930093-13-8)

Letter to a Hindoo - Taraknath Das, Leo Tolstoy and Mahatma Gandhi; Berlin 1997 (Gandhi-Informations-Zentrum, Berlin; ISBN 3-930093-12-X)


Review Article: "Swadeshi - der Unabhaengigkeitsgedanke in Gandhis Wirtschaftskonzept" (Dr. Kirsten Sames), in: Internationales Asienforum/International Quarterly for Asian Studies, 3-4/1999 (November), vol. 30, pp. 401-403 (ISSN 0020-9449) (Review in English language)

Manifesto of Non-Violence: Tolstoy, Gandhi & Responsibility of Intellectuals, in: The International Journal of Humanities and Peace (IJHP), Flagstaff (Arizona , USA) 1999, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 76-79 (ISSN 1042-4032) (Article in English language)


The Breath of my Life: the correspondence of Mahatma Gandhi (India) and Bart de Ligt (Holland) on War and Peace; Berlin 2000 (Gandhi-Informations-Zentrum, Berlin; ISBN 3-930093-15-4)

Tolstoy's Legacy for Mankind: A Manifesto for Nonviolence


Manifesto against conscription and the military system; Berlin 2001 (Gandhi-Informations-Zentrum , Berlin ; ISBN 3-930093-16-2)


Review Article: "Non-Violence and its Philosophy" (Dr. Ravindra Kumar) in: Global Peace. An International Journal of Philosophy, Peace, Education, Culture and Civilization", Meerut/India, June 2003, vol. 2, no. 4, p.2 (Review in English language)


Tolstoy and Gandhi and their Legacy Today. in: Global Peace. An International Journal of Philosophy, Peace, Education, Culture and Civilization, Meerut/India, September 2004, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 20-22

Editorial, in: Global Peace. An International Journal of Philosophy, Peace, Education, Culture and Civilization, Meerut/India, December 2004, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 1f.


My Pilgrimage. My Vegetarian Journey. in: The Peacable Table. A Vegetarian Journal for Quakers and Other People of Faith, vol. 3, no. 2, February 2006

Tolstoy and Gandhi and their Legacy Today. in: Ravindra Kumar (ed.): Mahatma Gandhi in the beginning of 21st Century, New Delhi 2006, pp. 133-137


Interview with Erik Lau Christensen (Danish Peace Academy) in Copenhagen (Denmark)

Declaration adopted at the International Conference on "Peace, Nonviolence and Empowerment - Gandhian Philosophy in the 21st Century", 29-30 January 2007, New Delhi, in: Gandhi Prasang (A Journal published by Basant Behari Jairani Shanti Adhyayan Sansthan, Allahabad, India, 2 October 2007, Vol. 10, No. 1, pp.49-52)

and bilingual (German - English):


Pazifismus in den USA (edited by Prof. Ekkehart Krippendorff, compiled by Christian Bartolf), John-F.-Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies, Free University Berlin (Materialien -24-), Berlin 1986 (ISBN 3-88646-015-0)

In Volume 1:

1.) Einleitung - "Pazifismus als Lebensform" (pp. 13-19)

2.) II. Die "Non-Resisters" und Abolitionisten: 1. Die ersten saekularen Friedensorganisationen (pp. 83-86), 2. Die New England Non-Resistance Society (pp. 86-91), 3. William Lloyd Garrison (1805-1879) (pp. 95f.), 4. Adin Ballou (1803-1890) (pp. 105f.), 5. Die Bewegung der Abolitionisten (pp. 136-144 mit Anmerkungen)

3.) III. Henry David Thoreaus Beitrag zum "revolutionaeren Pazifismus" - Ziviler Ungehorsam als Widerstand gegen die Regierung, und der Weg, der nach 'Walden' fuehrt...: 1. Thoreaus Bildungsweg (pp. 145f.), 2. Transzendentalismus (pp. 168-170), 3. Thoreaus Staatskritik und John Brown (pp. 189-199 mit Anmerkungen)

4.) IV. Die "Wuerde des passiven Widerstandes" (Elihu Burritt) und der Beitrag des philosophischen Anarchismus: 1. Die "League of Universal Brotherhood" (pp. 200-203), 2. Der Beitrag des philosophischen Anarchismus (pp. 215-217), 3. Emma Goldman (pp. 224f., 238f. mit Anmerkungen)

In Volume 2:

5.) VIII. Kriegsdienstverweigerer im Ersten und Zweiten Weltkrieg: 1. Kriegsdienstverweigerer im Ersten Weltkrieg (pp. 384-387), 2. Kriegsdienstverweigerer im Zweiten Weltkrieg (pp. 406-414, 425-428 mit Anmerkungen)

6.) X. Die Bewegung der "Catholic Worker" und der spirituelle Pazifismus Thomas Mertons: 1. Der "Catholic Worker" (pp. 463-470), 2. Dorothy Day (1897-1980) (pp. 471-473), 3. Thomas Merton (1915-1968) - ein Trappistenmoench auf der Suche nach Frieden und Einsamkeit (pp. 479-489 mit Anmerkungen)

7.) XV. Der Freispruch der "Plowshare Eight" - Eine Dokumentation (pp. 672-696)


Wir wollen die Gewalt nicht. Die Buber-Gandhi-Kontroverse; Berlin 1998 (Gandhi-Informations-Zentrum, Berlin; ISBN 3-930093-11-1)

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At 12:45am on April 11, 2012, Anil Nauriya said…

Thank you Christian, for  your  kind remarks.

Am sending you a separate message. Regards


At 3:34am on December 28, 2008, Heinrich Grosse said…
Hallo, Christian, thanks your mail which I read weeks ago and never answered. Pardon! It was good to be informed about you and your work after so many years.
At present I am occupied with the edition of eight essays I have written on the Protestant churches in Germany during the time of the Nazi regime and in the first years after World War II.
At the end of January a book on King will be published which may be of interest to you: Michael Haspel/ Britta Waldschmidt-Nelson, ed., Martin Luther King. Leben, Werk und Vermächtnis, Wartburg Verlag Weimar. It contains an essay written by myself.
with many good wishes for you and your work,
P.S.: My phone number is: 05101-4758
At 3:03am on December 6, 2008, Gordon J Millar said…
Hi Christian,

yes Edinburgh is a beautiful city, like Berlin! In August I went to see a Arun Gandhi at the Scottish parliament ~ what a wonderful man who is sharing a unique legacy.

Thank you for joining iPeace, we are honoured. Please feel free to invite your friends,



(this is Edinburgh, just outside the Scottish parliament)

At 2:22am on December 6, 2008, Gordon J Millar said…
Great to meet you Christian, your CV is an inspiration!

peace & respect,

Gordon from Scotland,

At 6:40am on November 25, 2008, Christian Bartolf said…
When I was in India this September (13 to 28), I visited National Gandhi Museum, Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti (Gandhi Darshan, Rajghat, and Birla House), Gandhi Peace Foundation, Gandhi Smarak Nidhi again, and I was invited to give lectures on Gandhi and showed multi-media presentations on Tolstoy, Gandhi and King for many students at Indian Business Academy (Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, and Bangalore, Karnataka) and Gautama Buddha University (Greater Noida, Uttarpradesh). Mahalia Jackson's "Down By The Riverside" was received enthusiastically by the students. During these presentations and a conference on "New Horizons of Human Development: Art, Spirituality and Social Transformations", invited by Dr. Ananta Kumar Giri (Chennai) and Dr. Subhash Sharma, Dean, Indian Business Academy (Greater Noida), I quoted extensively Dr. King jr.'s statement after his visit to India. Without Clay's book I would not have been in the position to do so. My suggestion to my hosts and explicitly to Dr. Varsha Das (Director), National Gandhi Museum, New Delhi, was to celebrate the Kings' visit to India in February/March 2009 after 50 years. Then I learned about Clay's 2008 lecture tour - so glad about this - thank you !

Now I prepare a small exhibition on "Martin Luther King for his 80th birth anniversary - "I Have A Dream" as joint project of Gandhi Information Center and Anti-War-Museum in Berlin for opening at 15 January 2009 (the third joint exhibition project after one on Gandhi January to April 2008 and Tolstoy November 2008 to January 2009). My idea is to add a fourth exhibition on Henry David Thoreau for summer 2009. You find the one on Gandhi on the Gandhi Information's Center's website: - we try to publish these exhibitions in German and English languages. Both societies for education are non-profit.

Just to inform you about my activities and projects in Berlin these years 2008 and 2009, wishing all the best for the commemoration next year,
Christian Bartolf


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