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Jun 27 2018

GIWA Interfaith Leaders meet HH the Dalai Lama in Bodh Gaya, Bihar

GIWA's interfaith delegation, led by Pujya Swamiji, met with HH the Dalai Lamaji at Bodh Gaya, during the ongoing Kalachakra Initiation. The interfaith leaders spoke about the power of faith to bring about sustainable behaviour change and emphasized the crucial need for cleanliness both within our hearts and minds as well as externally in our communities. GIWA’s WASH in Buddhism book was previewed with His Holiness and a foreward and his blessings were requested. Plans for a grand inauguration ceremony for the book were made....

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May 15 2018

From Temples to Toilets

Dusk dissolved into night as we drove. We were on the road to the holy town of Gangotri, driving in delicate spirals through the Himalayan hills. Below, the moon was already dancing across the waters of the Ganges. Ahead, a smattering of isolated villages– split apart by long stretches of nature– was illuminated only by our car lights. Suddenly, something moved, so quickly, from the bushes. It was a human form. Then appeared another one, just thirty seconds later. I asked the driver to stop the car. As my eyes adjusted, I...

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Mar 31 2017

GIWA Bihar Sarva Dharma Swachhta Evam Sadbhavana Sankalp

Over twenty prominent interfaith leaders of India’s major faiths joined together with HE the Governor of Bihar and other dignitaries to pledge together for a Swachh Bharat and a Swachh Bihar at a special Summit organized by GIWA, with the technical support of UNICEF. The Summit, called the Sarva Dharma, Swachhta Evam Sadbhavna, was organized with the aim of ushering in a Swachhta Kranti (clean revolution) through the coming together of prominent faith leaders, policy-makers, corporate leaders, civil society and media. Together the dignitaries generated inspiration towards taking actions to...

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