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Women and Leadership in the World of Interfaith

Are Our Stained Glass Ceilings Cracking Yet? Women and Leadership in the World of Interfaith Women play vital roles in development and peace-building. As governmental, non-governmental and faith-based organizations commit to Sustainable Development Goals, the importance of engaging women is obvious. Yet despite intellectual and theoretical agreement, glass ceilings are not breaking quickly and completely…

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Special Thanks to Langar Seva at the Parliament

During the seven day event, the largest interfaith gathering, from the 1-7th Nov at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre the Ontario Sikhs Gurudwara Council prepared fresh langar for all attendees and served visitors of all religions, caste, gender, economic status or ethnicity. The leftovers from the langar were further donated to Toronto centre that help…

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In Remembrance of Dada Vaswaniji at the Parliament of World Religions

In honour and loving remembrance of #DadaVaswaniji and all who have attained enlightenment there was a special gathering entitled “The Realty of Realization” which brought together Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji​, Audrey Kitagawa, incoming chair of the Parliament of the World’s Religions​, Acharya Lokesh Muniji, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ and Jonathan Granoff (Ahman Muhaiyuddeen), Brahmeshanandacharya Swamiji and…

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Special Reception with the Former PM of Canada

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji ​and Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ had a very special meeting with the Former Prime Minister of Canada Kim Campbell​ at a reception held at the Intercontinental Hotel. The intimate reception was organised by Audrey Kitagawa, incoming Chair of the Parliament of the World’s Religions​ and attended also by Jonathan Granoff, Chair Universal…

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Awakening the Divine Feminine

This motivational session shared the secrets of divine-feminine-energy with attendees, and inspired them to believe they can tap into this energy and empower themselves to connect with the Goddess within. The panelists included Dr Vandana Shiva, Founder of Navdanya, Agro-ecologist and activist, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, President of the Divine Shakti Foundation, Swamini Adityananda Saraswatiji, Director of Programmes…

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From Worship to WASH at the Parliment of World’s Religions

A packed hall with excited audience welcomed the “From Worship to WASH” panel at the Parliament of the World’s Religions​ on the 5th day of the event. Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ji, Secretary General, Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA), opened the panel by sharing that water is life and sacred in all our traditions. However, fresh water…

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Charter for Compassion Banquet at Parliament of World Religions

During a large vegan banquet entitled Celebrating Compassion with the theme “Let your Passion for Compassion be your Compass” at the Parliament of the World’s Religions​, organized by the Charter for Compassion​. Karen Armstrong, Founder of the Charter for Compassion, best selling world famous author and expert on religion, was the keynote speaker. Sadhvi Bhagawati…

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Faith for the Earth at the Parliament of World’s Religions

An incredibly power packed panel was organised on the sixth day of the Parliament of World’s Religions with HH Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji, Rabbi David Rosen​, Bhaisahib Mohinder Singh Alhuwaliaji, Rev Dr Michael Bernard Beckwith​, Dr Vandana Shiva , chaired by Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati​ji. Updates from our session “Faith for the Earth: the role of…

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Plan of Action during the Parliament of World’s Religions

Sadhvi Bhagawatiji was on a high level panel during the fifth day of the Parliament of World’s Religions “Plan of Action for Religious Leaders & Actors to prevent incitement to violence that could lead to atrocity crimes” with Simona Cruciani, coordinator in the United Nations Office on Genocide Prevention and Responsibility to Protect, Rabbi David…

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