“I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed.
I want the cultures of all lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible.”
– Mahatma Gandhi
A world where conflicts are resolved by nonviolent means.
The mission of EGMH is to cultivate universal values of truth, peace, nonviolence, love and service through education and community dialogue and encourage visitors to embrace these values to resolve conficts nonviolently.
EGMH has secured a three‐acre property in southwest Houston located at 12379 Riceville School Road at Beltway 8 South. The location has easy access to major thoroughfares with high visibility.
EGMH will be the first of its kind in North America dedicated to addressing the complex social issues of our community—violence, discrimination, social inequity, and racial injustice—by studying and applying the teachings of the world’s greatest peace advocates, beginning with the apostle of peace, Mahatma Gandhi. This “museum of big ideas” will be a multi‐cultural hub for all ages. The aim is for visitors to explore the universal values of truth, peace, nonviolence, love, and service, leaving equipped to resolve conflicts peacefully and respectfully.
By establishing a place‐based arts initiative, our vision is to reinforce Gandhi’s values and global impact, and highlight various world leaders and their journeys showing the power of peaceful, non‐violent resistance. The ultimate goal is to encourage visitors to embrace these values in their own lives, creating a positive force for social good.
EGMH will create a multi‐generational, local model for sustainable social good ‐ one that is sure to become a model for communities globally. This “museum of big ideas” will be dedicated to promoting peace and advocating methods to settle conflicts nonviolently. The “Big Idea” serves as a singular expression of the creative aim of the project. This idea establishes the foundation and guideline for the museum. To change the world, we must first believe that change is possible. Through the story of Gandhi’s life, his liberation of India, and the application of nonviolent protests by subsequent leaders around the globe, there is compelling evidence that the power of truth and nonviolence can transform each of us and the world.