Community of the Ark
The Community of the Ark is a small spiritual commune in southern France that was founded in 1948 by Lanza del Vasto. Lanza del Vasto was a non-violence activist and disciple of Mahatma Gandhi. During the 1970s, many of the communards, under the leadership of del Vasto, took a leading role in the civil disobedience campaign resisting the proposed extension of the military base on the Larzac plateau. The campaign was ultimately triumphant.
- About the Community of the Ark
- L'Arche de Saint Antoine (The Ark of Saint Antoine) website in French and English.
- Mark Shepard: The Community of the Ark. A Visit With Mahatma Gandhi's Disciples in the West. Ocean Tree Books, Santa Fe (New Mexico) 1992, ISBN 0-943734-28-2.
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