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ANUVRAT Council for Interreligious Dialogue CC

Label: Cooperation Circle Info

7 Members

Traditions: Hindu, Jain , Islam, Sikh

Action Area: Interfaith and Intercultural Understanding and Dialogue

Region: Asia

Website: http://www.anuvibha.in

Label: Purpose & Activities

Our purpose is to promote interfaith cooperation by fostering a culture of peace and nonviolence through education.

This CC instills moral and spiritual values through international programs focused on peace, non-violent action, and interfaith dialogue. They celebrate their success on occasions such as International Day of Peace, United Nations Day, and International Non-Violence Day.

On Jan 5, 2014 Anuvrat Global Organization (ANUVIBHA) (www.anuvibha.in) organized the 8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action with the theme Towards a Nonviolent Future : Seeking Realistic Models of Peaceful Co-existence. More than 170 people hailing from 20 countries took part in it. Those who came were highly committed people, who have long been dreaming of a peaceful world, a world not fragmented by narrow boundaries of caste, colour, riches, poverty, religion, politics, a world where all live equally in dignity and happiness, a world free from exploitation, inequality, injustice and prejudices. They were also hoping that the mother earth is no more subjected to torture through overexploitation of its resources by humans through their greed and unrestrained lifestyle. They were those who were self-trasnsformed and wanted to see others to change their ways to save the planet.

 They shared their visions with one another and after thoughtful deliberations they issued the Jaipur Declaration in the form of a nine petalled flower of peace. Each petal consists of some abstinences embedded in small vows (anuvratas). anu means small and a vrata means a vow. Can the world be made better through these anuvratas (small vows). I am of the view that this Declaration encompasses all the levels at which a change must occur. It is accompanied by illuminating notes by Dr. Thomas Daffern, Director, International Institute of Peace Studies and Global Philosophy based in Scotland who also drafted it. It was endorsed by all before it is circulated worldwide. It can be sent on request. I urge you to read it and also send your views

We work for an end to religious violence.

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