Tag: interfaith dialogue

Small Steps Towards an Inclusive Society – Support4 Enlightenment Foundation

By Atharva Mehendale Individuals together create a society – societies together create a state – states together create a nation. Keeping this very ideology in mind, Support Foundation was born out of the need felt by Mrs. Jacintha Reema Barua, Founder/Director of the organisation to bring about a sustainable change in the society. The purpose…
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World Interfaith Harmony Week Celebration by Sangrur CC

““If we are to teach real peace in the world, and if we are to carry out a real war against war, we shall have to begin with our children.” Mahatma Gandhi The World Interfaith Harmony Week was first proposed at the UN General Assembly on September 23, 2010 by H.M. King Abdullah II of…
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From ‘Me’ to ‘We’- URI North India CCs celebrate World Interfaith Harmony Week

The world interfaith harmony week has been celebrated in the first week of February every year since it was first introduced in 2010. The commemoration of the week symbolises harmony, peace and growth in an otherwise divided world; it preaches finding unity and peace through differences. In a country such as India especially, which is…
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सर्वधर्म यात्री

-राम मोहन राय मेरा अज़ीज़ मुबशशिर -एक सच्चा मुसलमान     मैं जन्म से ही आर्य समाजी परिवार से हूं यानी एक मूर्तिपूजक विरोधी हिन्दू ।परन्तु अपनी दृढ़ धार्मिक आस्था के बावजूद भी मैने कभी भी किसी अन्य धर्म स्थल पर जाने में गुरेज नही किया । मैने अपने नियमो का पालन करते हुए भूल…
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Peace & Harmony Through Interfaith Dialogue – Dwarka Peace Society

Dwarka Peace Society was born out of the need to build an organisation that promotes peace and inclusive development. Environmental conservation and right to education for all is also something that the society lays its emphasis on.  Mr. Mahinder Pal, Founder, Dwarka Peace Society believes in and strives to uphold the principle of ‘Unity in Diversity’,…
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Unity in Diversity- North India Cooperation Circles Meet at a Heritage Park

“I love how URI gives us a platform to connect with people from diverse backgrounds,” said a member from North India while another added, “it gives us strength when our work is cherished by people from all over the world, and we get a chance to know about their great work for society.”  After months…
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Redefining Social Impact: Tronica City CC

By Atharva Mehendale There’s evidence to show that today’s youth is increasingly interested in making a positive social impact through careers and business models. Broadly speaking, social impact is how organisations and businesses affect the surrounding community. Divya Tyagi Ji, from Tronica City CC has challenged this definition by single-handedly working for the social good…
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“Will you Teach me Islam?”

An Interfaith Guru Purnima Today, on the eve of Guru Purnima, I want to give a special dedication to Basit Jamal Bhai (brother) my Guru, my spiritual teacher. I met Basit bhai in 2019 for the very first time, at the URI North India regional conference at Paonta Sahib, Himachal Pradesh. His organisation ‘Brotherhood of…
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Observing Ramzan for Four Years: Reflections of a Hindu-born Atheist Girl

I am an atheist, born to Hindu parents, and have been observing Ramzan for the last 4 years. This is my story. As a non-muslim, I was always curious to know what compels Muslims to undergo strict fasting for 30 days. Not even water? Of course, we have similar fasts in Hinduism, like Karwachauth, Chhatt,…
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Power over Palestine – A Century of Stand-off

Written by B.S Ashish  The power game over and around Palestine caused one of the longest stand-offs in the history of the Middle-East, with the Israeli forces clashing fearlessly against a daunting united Arab coalition of Jordan, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon. Despite various UN documents addressing this dispute, right from Resolution 181 in 1947…
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