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World Toilet Summit & World Toilet Day in Mumbai

Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji​ inaugurated the two day World Toilet Summit, organized in Mumbai on World Toilet Day by the World Toilet Organisation, Singapore; with the support of Lixil Group, Japan; Reckitt-Benckhiser​, UK; in association with the Global Citizen, USA; India Sanitation Coalition; Eixon Services Foundation; Water.org​, and other reputed institutions. The event began with…

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United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Global Summit

Sadhviji speaks at United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Global Summit UN Address Calls for Upliftment of Women and Girls, New Directions for Religion and Preservation of Water New York: Global Interfaith WASH Alliance Secretary-General, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswatiji, addressed the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Global Summit at UN World Headquarters during the historic Summit on…

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Making Friends Across Religions – Leaders Testimony and Counsel

A special series of panels entitled “Making Friends Across Religions – Leaders Testimony and Counsel’ were held throughout the Parliament of the World’s Religions​. These discussions required each Presenter to share a story of a friendship across religions and offer practical advice for practising friendships between peoples of different faiths. Discussions also were followed by…

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Forgiveness and Reconciliation at the Parliament

A Seminar on Forgiveness and Reconciliation: Perspectives from the World’s Religions, hosted by the Charter for Forgiveness project, took place on 2 November 2018 and was very well attended. Participants listened to the highly informative and inspiring presentations of the world class speakers on the panel including: Bhai Sahib Bhai Mohinder Singh (Sikh), Rabbi David…

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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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