There is something you can do to help create peace
in the world, and that is to make yourself peaceful
Even though I may not see the results immediately,
love always works
To be wise means to respond to situations with
understanding, care and compassion
is when I use every moment well
Faiths Run For Change
A total of 24 Brahma Kumaris runners of all ages and running experience took part in an Interfaith Fun Run entitled 'Run for Change' at StoneX Stadium, the Saracens Rugby Team home base in Barnet, North London on Bank Holiday Monday 29th August. Organised by the London Faith & Belief Forum, there was live music, arts and crafts activities and stands representing many faiths and cultures. Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE, Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London, the Queen's representative in Greater London is seen here with Georgina Long and Rosemary Turberville by our Virtue Wheel which was a great hit. It was a magical family day out for all.
Connecting with Commonwealth Athletes in Birmingham
A Brahma Kumaris representative met a number of Commonwealth athletes from India at the NEC and Commonwealth Village in Birmingham last month. Here, Sister Neena, who looks after Brahma Kumaris activities in the Birmingham area is shown meeting Anil Khanna, Acting President of the Indian Olympic Association, and Commonwealth Games Association of India and their Treasurer Dr.Anandeshwar Panday.
Sister Jayanti at 'Facing the Future' Sustainability Conference
Sister Jayanti spoke at a conference on “Facing the Future: Human Ecology and Higher Education”, organised by the Institute of Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam, Germany on 1-2 September. She contributed online to a roundtable discussion about 'Transdisciplinarity' , speaking on Exploring different ways to know and to transform” and conducting a meditation. The following day she attended in person and that evening joined Prof Dieter Gerten of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and Jóhanna Vilhjálmsdóttir, Director of the Spirit of Humanity Forum, in a dialogue event on the topic "Turning Point and Transformation - Leadership and Governance for Well-Being" at the Brahma Kumaris centre in Berlin.
Celebrating the Link of Love - Raksha Bandhan
August is the month when we celebrate the beautiful festival of Rakha Bandhan - or 'Rakhi' as it's often called. Raksha Bandhan actually means 'the Bond of Protection'. It is a beautiful, silent ceremony in which we are reminded of the inner purity and protection that we experience through a loving connection with the Divine.
Rakhi celebrations will be taking place in many locations around the UK. Find out where you can join near you on our Events page (see Events menu above).
To find out more about the festival and experience a short meditation on the theme of Raksha Bandhan,
Click here for more details.
It is with great sadness but also with profound gratitude that we express our deepest condolences on the passing of Her Late Majesty The Queen. She lived a life of service to humanity with selflessness and humility, courage and compassion. She was constant in her dedication to duty and was a rock of stability for the nation, her realms and the Commonwealth. Her faith in God was her strength and support. May God’s love and peace give comfort to her soul always. We hold HM The King and The Royal Family in our thoughts and meditations at this time and know that God will give them solace and strength in the days and weeks ahead.
Sister Jayanti, Sudesh Didi and the Brahma Kumaris.
Indian Triathlete Pragnya Mohan in Third Nehru Centre Conversation in August
Indian Triathlete Pragnya Mohan was our special guest speaker for the third online conversation on Thursday 18th August at The Nehru Centre marking the 75th anniversary of Indian Independence and the 50th anniversary of the Brahma Kumaris in the UK. Pragnya had been in the UK to participate in the 2022 Commonwealth Games and joined bestselling author and Nehru Centre Director Amish Tripathi and Sister Jayanti in a lively conversation about Ancient Future - Rising Humanity.
The conversation can be viewed again here.