interfaith work

For over twenty years, the Brahma Kumaris have been helping to bring together people of different faiths and cultures, believing that a deeper understanding between faiths, based on acceptance and respect, will contribute to a culture of peace and non-violence in our world community.

In many countries, Brahma Kumaris representatives serve on committees of local interfaith organisations, host local activities, and take an active part in religious education advisory committees. At a global level, the Brahma Kumaris work closely with leading international interfaith organisations, including the World Congress of Faiths and the United Religions Initiative (URI).

In 1993, during the Year of Inter-religious Understanding and Co-operation, Dadi Prakashmani, Administrative Head of the Brahma Kumaris, served as one of the Presidents of the Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago and was a member of the Assembly of Religious and Spiritual Leaders. Brahma Kumaris participated in the Sarvo Dharam Sammelan (all religions together) in Bangalore, India. The UK launch of the year was hosted at Global Co-operation House, bringing together 700 people from at least 15 different faith traditions.

In the UK representatives of the Brahma Kumaris are members of the Advisory Committee of the International Interfaith Centre in Oxford, and URI-UK and the Executives Committees of the World Congress of Faiths and the UK and Ireland Chapter of the World Conference on Religion and Peace. The first URI event for Europe was hosted at the Global Retreat Centre near Oxford.

Interfaith Youth Retreat Report

for further

Regina Baumgart
Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University
Global Co-operation House
65 Pound Lane, London NW10 2HH
Tel: 020 8727 3383

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