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Creating A Violence-Free, Stress-Free AmericaTue, 03/27/2007, WashingtonDistrict Of Columbia, United States
H.H.Sri Sri Ravi Shankar launched an initiative to create a ‘violence-free, stress-free’ America at an event at the John F Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington D.C. held to mark the Silver Jubilee of the Art of Living.
The initiative envisages several programs to foster human values such as compassion, friendliness, a sense of brotherhood, and an attitude of service to society.
On the occasion, H.H.Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s proposed Universal Declaration of Human Values was unveiled. The Declaration provides a pragmatic vision for the world community, representing a roadmap to foster understanding, and harmonious coexistence among different peoples, and cultures.
Drafted in the form of a proposed resolution of the United Nations General Assembly, this Declaration emphasizes the urgent need to rekindle human values in society in order to resolve the serious challenges facing the world today.
Promoting Social EqualityThu, 03/08/2007, Delhi, India
H.H.Sri Sri Ravi Shankar hosted a landmark conference in New Delhi as an endeavor to end social discrimination based on one’s birth.
The initiative has been hailed as an intervention that would help Indian society develop as a democratic society, and free itself from the shackles of the past.
At the 'Truth & Reconciliation Conference', a large number of Dalit, and upper caste Hindu leaders vowed to end untouchability in India. They adopted a seven-point action plan to this effect.
Addressing the gathering of over 5,000 people including leaders of about 25 communities, H.H.Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said, "We need to make people realize that discrimination is not sanctioned by religion. It's time to move forward, and not to reel in past mistakes.”