“I am inspired by the Brahma Kumaris’ selfless love of God and humanity. As a Christian, my experience of meditation and study with the Brahma Kumaris has helped deepen my spiritual connection with God. As an interfaith leader, it has opened by mind in new ways to God’s presence in diverse spiritual traditions. As a human being, it has opened my heart in compassion and deepened my commitment to a life of service.” –Rev. Charles Gibbs, Executive Director, United Religions Initiative, San Francisco , California , USA
Brahma Kumaris have been constantly striving to build bridges between people of different faiths and cultures and to promote the core spirituality in all faiths, which is the common thread that leads to mutual understanding and respect.
The Brahma Kumaris have been helping to bring people of different faiths and cultures together, believing that a deeper understanding between faiths, based on acceptance and respect, will contribute to a culture of peace and non-violence in our world community.
In many countries, Brahma Kumaris representatives serve on committees of local interfaith organisations, host local activities, and play an active part on religious education advisory committees. For example, in Dunedin, New Zealand, BKs for the past 13 years have coordinated an annual Interfaith Week of Prayer for World Peace which includes a public service as well as a service at the University. In Adelaide , Australia , BKs regularly participate in the Multifaith Association of South Australia. On the other side of the globe, in Uruguay , BKs participate in Forum Interreligious as well as in the Space of Inter-religious Dialogue at UNESCO’s Montevideo Centre.
Apart from lots of interfaith programmes at the local level, significant events such as the Inner Voice of Peace dialogue in 2005, Dharmacharya Sammelan in 1993 and Universal Peace Conference in 1987 have been held at Mt. Abu .
At a global level, the Brahma Kumaris work closely with leading international interfaith organisations, including World Congress of Faiths (WCF), United Religions Initiative (URI) , The World Council of Religious Leaders, The Global Peace Initiative of Women Religious and Spiritual Leaders, Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions, World Conference of Religions for Peace (WCRP).