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“Hate the sin,Love the Sinner”- Discuss the relevance of quote in today context

Topic:  Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in-human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics – in private and public relationships. Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply. Family society and educational institutions in inculcating values.

7. “Hate the sin,Love the Sinner”- Discuss the relevance of quote in today context (250 words)

Reference: Ethics by Lexicon Publications

Why this question:

The question is quotation based; the quote was given by Mahatma Gandhi.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must discuss the significance of the quote and its relevance even today.


Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.

Structure of the answer:


Give brief introduction of Gandhi’s ideology of Ahimsa (non-Violence) and Satyagraha as his unique method of protest.


Mahatma Gandhi was central figure in Indian national movement. Through his core beliefs he evolved unique methods of protest which were rooted in of Ahimsa (non-Violence) and Satyagraha. Gandhi believed that nonviolence constitutes a positive procedure for promoting worthwhile social change. Mahatma Gandhi rejected the weapons of hate and set about to discover the instrument of love for the battle of the weak against the strong. Discuss the ethical connotations of Gandhi’s pronouncement of “Hate the sin, Love the sinner”. Describe various burning conflict which can be resolved through Gandhian Methods.


Gandhi’s message of ‘Hate the sin, Love the sinner’ is extremely relevant in present situation for number of global as well as domestic conflict persist and escalate because of inability to forgive and aim for permanent resolution.