“In India we have always dreamt of the World as one Family. Today that dream seems to be taking shape into reality – “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” – We are all one.” ~ Gurudev
The World Culture Festival will demonstrate the power of peace by bringing together 3.5 million people from around the world. The 3-day mega cultural event (March 11-13, 2016) celebrates Art of Living’s 35 years of service to humanity, spirituality and human values
The ongoing peace process in Cuba received a big boost with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Spiritual leader and humanitarian facilitating a meeting between the first prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Dr.Luis Moreno Ocampo, and a peace delegation of FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) led by Alias Ivan Marquez.
Sri Sri, who is currently in Europe, had a telephone conversation with FARC leader Iván Márquez on, July 6th 2015, through his translator. The call served as a strong reiteration to him, to keep his promise of adopting non-violent methods to fight for social justice. Sri Sri reasoned that if this promise was not upheld, it could prove disastrous and people would lose faith in the peace process.
A passionate resolve to work on restoring peace in its country echoed through the corridors of the Colombian Parliament as the President of the House bestowed the country’s highest civilian award on Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.