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  1. Trauma Relief

    The Art of Living and its sister organisation, the International Association for Human Values (IAHV), have been working in Iraq since 2003. Even when most NGOs were compelled to evacuate their volunteers from the country, in the wake of heightened unrest ...
  2. Rebuilding Iraq

    “If any country's citizens needed de-stressing it would be those of Iraq. The Art of Living Foundation has a history of taking on tough tasks. It has operated similar de-stressing courses in Macedonia, Kosovo, Croatia, Gujarat and in New York after t ...
  3. Quelling Communal Fire

    Godhra Riots (India, 2002) Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has been at the forefront of proactive action to foster communal harmony in India. When communal riots broke out between Hindus and Muslims in Gujarat in 2002, he not only rushed a team of volunteers to prov ...
  4. Easing Tensions in a Disputed Land

    Amarnath Land Dispute (2008) Sri Sri helped resolve religious tensions and violence that had escalated over the Amarnath land dispute in Kashmir, Northern India. Amarnath Shrine, in Muslim dominated Kashmir, is an important Hindu pilgrimage site. Yet it l ...
  5. Resolving a Deadlock Between the Government and the People

    Sri Sri meets with 50,000 members of the Gujjar community on the rail tracks of Pilukapura, the nerve center of the violence. Significantly, it is the first time, since the agitation began, that the Gujjar Sri Sri urges Col. Kirori Singh Bhainsla, the hea ...
  6. Sri Lanka: Strengthening the foundations of dialogue and peace

    Since 2004, Sri Sri has constructively engaged with the Government of Sri Lanka, Parliamentarians and the erstwhile Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to resolve the Sri Lankan conflict. The conclusion of the war in May 2009 saw the continuation of h ...
  7. Conflict Resolution through Dialogue

    Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has devoted himself to promoting composite dialogue between conflicting parties across the world. Over the past three decades, he has opened up channels of communications and facilitated meaningful dialogue. Sri Sri has always been re ...
  8. Ethnic conflict, Sri Lanka (2005 to present)

    Easing the Trauma of a Prolonged Civil War Sri Lanka (2005 to present) Sri Lanka’s population has suffered through decades of conflict between the army and Tamil separatist groups in a protracted civil war, which reached its peak in 2009. Even in the gove ...
  9. Terror Attack, Mumbai (November 26, 2008)

    Strengthening a City’s Spirit 26/11, Mumbai Terror Attack, (November 2008) 26/11 remains a date etched in the psyche of many people. Many watched as forces turned two city hotels and a residential apartment block into killing fields. It was to be 48-hours ...
  10. Terror attack, New York (September 2001)

    9/11 Terror Attack New York, USA (September 2001) On September 11, 2001, nineteen Islamic terrorists affiliated with Al-Qaeda carried out coordinated suicide attacks, hijacking and intentionally crashing commercial passenger jet airliners into the Twin To ...
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