New Delhi - 25th Sept 2012
The Founder Convenor of Sarva Dharma Sansad (Parliament of All Religions)
Swami Agnivesh had an excellent historic meeting with His Majesty King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia who is also the custodian of the two Holy Mosques at his majestic palace in Casablanca, Morocco. The formal meeting of the Board of Directors for King Abdullah International Interreligious and Intercultural Centre , KAICIID took place with all Board Members in attendance at Hotel Le Meridien of Casablanca on 7th & 8th of Sept 2012. The meeting took several important decisions with regard to the inauguration of the KAICIID Centre in Vienna on 26-27 Nov 2012, We finalized the list of invitees and the Members of Advisory Forum. We deliberated on the need for moral spiritual values in education of our school children and a world conference on that issue early next year.
While I was in Morocco my idea about organising a Global Religious – Cultural Leaders Conference in New Delhi, in 2013, was mentioned to HM King Abdullah. I have also raised this with my fellow Board Members and I look forward to presenting my thoughts in more detail so that a considered decision may be forthcoming.
King Abdullah welcomed all our Board members in his palace over a sumptuous dinner.( Since I am a strict vegetarian I had to make do with a few pieces of bread and dates!) Subsequently in our meeting with His Majesty we discussed the great future of this historic initiative which together with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has been joined by the State of Spain and the State of Austria. In my brief speech when I began with Bismilahir Rehmanir Raheem – I made it clear that Allah is co-terminous with Eeshwar , Parmatma , God and Waheguru.
In an emotional appeal to the King and the Custodian of Two Holy Mosques I told him about our Sarva Dharma Sansad and the various social issues of common interest. I specially urged him to take up the Anti – Liquor campaign at the Global level as the Holy Quran dubs alcohol as Ummul Khabaaish - the root of all evils.
I took this opportunity to present him a copy of Rig Veda (with English Translation), my own book Applied Spirituality and brochure on Sarva Dharma Sansad. On my invitation to inaugurate the Global Religious Conference in Delhi next year his response was a very encouraging – Insha Allah!
New Delhi -07th Sept 2012
Proposal for International Conference
1,2,3rd Oct. 2013
With the mission to cultivate harmony among the world’s religious and spiritual communities and to draft a multi pronged strategy to eradicate social ills like racism, casteism , oppression, violence and terrorism , religious bigotry and blind faithism and environmental and value degradation – that plague our society . I propose a 3 day ‘Mega Mela’ which will be attended by eminent luminaries from across the globe.
This mega event will be held in the Capital of India and will be inaugurated simultaneously by His Excellency King Saud Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz and His Excellency President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee . The event will be held in collaboration with Sarva Dharma Sansad ( Parliament of All Religions ) which since its inception in 2007 has played an extremely proactive role in bringing together a galaxy of Socio – Spiritual activists on a common minimum programme in order to heal and transform the causes of injustice, disharmony, violence , oppression rooted in ignorance , fear and greed so as to co- create inclusive and just peace grounded in the core values of truth , love , compassion and justice. The mega event would included 1500 delegates from across the globe and from all the major fields who would proactively participate in the 3 day churning process of ideas and vision and thought sharing. The programme would consist of 2 plenary sessions – The first being the inauguration and the latter the concluding session. The rest of the event would divided into a serious of simultaneous religious programmes, cultural events round table conferences, thread baring debates and discussion and also film show. There sub events will be divided in such a way that there is Interreligious, Inter Cultural and open exchanges at the same time and also discussion on engagement strategies. The plan is to organize atleast 10-12 such events everyday which would successfully cover all the areas. The venue which we have in mind is ‘Vigyan Bhawan’ in New Delhi which is centrally located, easily accessible and completely safe. It consists of a plenary hall with a capacity of 2000 (approx) and 6 other conference rooms.
Founder Convenor – Sarva Dharma Sansad (Parliament of All Religions)
Board of Director - KAICIID