Dawn of Interspirituality Conference extends invitation join inspiring spiritual leaders and seekers from around the world in building bridges of harmony, collaboration, and peace. The Dawn of Interspirituality Conference taking place near San Jose, Costa Rica this March 12-16, 2018.
Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902 C.E.) was a Hindu monk and a patriotic saint of India. According to English calendar he was born on 12th January 1863 into an aristocratic Bengali family of Calcutta. However his birthday is celebrated according to Hindu calendar and this day is known as Swami Vivekananda Jayanti. The Indian government has decided to observe Swami Vivekananda’s Gregorian date of birth as National Youth Day. Hence National Youth Day of India is celebrated each year on 12th January since 1985.
Vivekananda was born on Krishna Paksha Saptami after seven days of Paush Purnima. The birth anniversary according to Indian Panchang for 2018 is 8 January. In 1893 Swami Vivekananda went to the United States to join the Parliament of the World’s Religions where he got overwhelming success and public attention. For next four years, from 1893 to 1897, he travelled through various cities of the United States and England, and gave a series of lectures on religion and Vedanta. He came back to India in 1897 via Colombo. He then gave 17 lectures, Lectures from Colombo to Almora. In honour of Swami Vivekananda, we bring you the first lecture, given at Colombo, January 16, 1897.
No decision has been made on whether submissions to the government’s inquiry into religious freedom will be made public, the Inquiry Chair, Mr. Philip Ruddock has said to the media. Mr Ruddock, former Attorney General of Australia, said it was important for people to be able to maintain anonymity if requested.
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The World Interfaith Harmony Week was first proposed at the UN General Assembly on September 23, 2010 by H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan. Just under a month later, on October 20, 2010, it was unanimously adopted by the UN and henceforth the first week of February will be observed as a World Interfaith Harmony Week.
The BBC is set to increase its coverage of religions after a year-long review found that people of all faiths were “often absent, poorly presented or satirised”, according to reports.
The Conference on Interreligious Dialogue in South and Southeast Asia organized by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID) in Bangkok, Thailand, from 18 to 20 December 2017 issued the Bangkok Joint Statement that calls for boosting local, national and regional collaboration on interfaith coexistence.
The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) in Melbourne, Australia, has unveiled Eternity-Buddha in Nirvana, an 18-meter-long sleeping Buddha statue covered in replicas of famous Western sculptures.
A slow-moving meteor was observed and recorded falling over the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday, December 23, 2017. The event lasted about 14 seconds before the object disintegrated in a bright flash.