Tag: interfaith

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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Winners- The Beauty in ‘Your’ Faith Art Competition

In North India, United Religions Initiative organised a National level art competition to celebrate the spirit of World Interfaith Harmony Week. India is a diverse country where people from multiple faiths, indigenous traditions and spiritual beliefs co-exist.  This competition sought to give the entrants an opportunity to reflect on the beauty that various belief systems hold. The theme of…
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What if.

By Vishnupriya S Nair As I run to the window to get a glimpse of the overarching show put forth after the thunderous rain that had shook the panes I now hold onto, a thought strikes my mind. The seven colours that now rule the sky, the seven colours, a feast to the eye…what if…
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The Great Climate Conference- COP26, Glasgow

A first-person account of the experience, not the outcomes! from COP26, Glasgow By Pinaki Dasgupta The Scottish rail buzz phrase is “see it, say it, sorted”. What it means is if one comes across any issues (see it), do share it with them (say it), and the management or the enforcement would do their best…
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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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