“When you accept the state of being a stranger, you are no longer a stranger.”
Satish Kumar (b. 1936) is an Indian activist and editor. He has been a Jain monk, nuclear disarmament advocate, and pacifist, and is the current editor of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine. Now living in England, Kumar is founder and Director of Programs of the Schumacher College international center for ecological studies, and of The Small School. His most notable accomplishment is a peace walk with a companion in the early ’60s to the capitals of four of the nuclear-armed countries—Washington, London, Paris, and Moscow, a trip of more than 8,000 miles. He insists that reverence for nature should be at the heart of every political and social debate.