About Charles Gray


Christopher Mogil and Anne Siepian. We Gave Away a Fortune: Stories of People Who Have Devoted Themselves and Their Wealth to Peace, Justice and the Environment. (1992) Philadelphia, PA: New Society Publishers. Pages 49-53.

Dorothy N. Andersen, ed. Downwardly Mobile for Conscience Sake. (1993) Tucson, AZ: Tom Paine Institute. "The World Equity Budget or living on about $142 per month," pages 97-124.

Kera Abraham, "Peace through poverty: the simply rich life of Charles Gray." The Eugene Weekly, July 13, 2006. www.eugeneweekly.com/2006/07/13/coverstory.html

Sylvia Hart, ed. An Oral History of Charles Gray, April 20, 1925 - July 8, 2006, prepared for the University of Oregon Special Collections and University Archives. (2009) Privately printed and distributed. [Note: This 427-page volume is available at the the University of Oregon Archives, the Lane County Historical Museum, Eugene, OR, the Swarthmore College Peace Collection, and the Wisconsin Historical Society.]

A collection of Gray's ARCHIVAL MATERIALS is housed in the University of Oregon Archives. Another important collection of his documents, records of the Fast for Life, an international peace action which he initiated and for which he fasted 40 days, is housed in Madison, Wisconsin at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Two recent books have contained long sections about Charles Gray. The first, written by an Australian author, is: Kyle Harvey. American Anti-Nuclear Activism, 1975-1990: The Challenge of Peace. (2014) London: Palgrave Macmillan. p. 93-116. The second, by an American author, is: Larissa MacFarquahar. Strangers Drowning: Grappling with Impossible Idealism, Drastic Choices, and the Overpowering Urge to Help. (2015) New York: Penguin Press. p. 28-40.

For information on how to get a copy of Gray's book, Toward a Nonviolent Economics, or for answers to related questions, please send an email to sylviah@efn.org with CHARLES GRAY in the subject line.