Kiran Bali, MBE JP


URI Global Council Chairperson (At-Large Trustee)

Kiran Bali MBE JP is a practicing Hindu has been leading at the global interfaith level for many years. As an environmental activist, Kiran has been leading grassroots projects to help tackle climate action. Most recently, she was on the frontline of a climate march to the Vatican the entire time leading slogans of justice for the environment. She gave the Hindu opening words for the One Earth, One Family multi-faith climate march to a cheering crowd and called for all religions to join hands to create a brighter and more sustainable future through the divine spirit. She launched the Hindu declaration on Climate Change in India, and spoke at the launch of the interfaith declaration on climate change in New York. For her voluntary endeavours, Kiran has been honored by Queen Elizabeth II and has been the recipient of a number of international awards. She is a regular keynote speaker at events in a number of different countries and has also addressed the UN General Assembly.

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Extending Peace to All Living Beings

Although animals cannot speak in our human language, this does not mean that they do not have a voice. Let us urge our sisters and brothers that peace must extend to every creature if we are to truly celebrate our legacies in this world of ours. Let us remember that they, too deserve an environment of peace,