Annual Erskin Childers Lecture

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I came back early from Brussels yesterday to attend the Annual Erskin Childers Lecture. It is the first time I was attending an event of Uniting for Peace, which is run by Vijay Mehta. The lecture was given by Clare Short, who I have always admired. And a pleasant surprise! who do I find there doing Seva by taking photos of the event? Prabhakar Kaza.

Clare’s Lecture topic was the UN at 70 and ...

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Dr William Vendley on Tackling Violent Religious Extremism

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On the Second day Dr William Vendley talked of his action plan for Tackling Violent Religious Extremism. Yolande Illiano, gave report on the activities of RfP Europe, Heidi on European Women of Faith Network and, there was a report on the European Youth Network as well. 
The long day ended with a City Hall Reception, where Ms Tailor was asked to speak on behalf of ECRL alongside the Moderator Thomas Wipf.

Vigil in Support of Nepal: UK 1 May 2015 Outside Nepalese Embassy

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On 1st may in the evening along with many national and local organisations int he UK, our Executive Director took part in a vigil of support outside the Nepalese Embassy in the London UK. She was asked to
speak ad offered prayers for the dead and then spoke about what we as Hindus can and must do for the survivors. She stated that whatever we do must be done together and in a co-ordinated way with advice of the Nepalese ...

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Earthquake in Kathmandu Valley Nepal

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Our hearts go out to the people of Nepal who have lost loved ones, their homes and their livelihoods in the earthquake. We also pray with the Belgian Nepali community who may be worried about relatives back home and hope that their loved ones are safe. Our prayers for the eternal Shanti for the Atmas of the dead and prayers for strength for those living, to cope with this disaster.

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Earthquake in Kathmandu Valley Nepal

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Our hearts go out to the people of Nepal who have lost loved ones, their
homes and their livelihoods in the earthquake. We also pray with the
Belgian Nepali community who may be worried about relatives back home
and hope that their loved ones are safe. Our prayers for the eternal
Shanti for the Atmas of the dead and prayers ...

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Federation Vedique de France

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15 Dec 2014, in France a group of organisations met and set up the Federation Vedique de France. Their first Official function was a Book launch, the author being their newly appointed President Swami Veetamohananda of the Ramakrishan Mission. He is seen in both photos, in one with an official of the Indian Embassy where the launch took place. the Lady in white is the secretary of the newly formed federation Ekta Bouderlique. ...

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Case of Mavi Kohli

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Lovely to hear about justice being done in the case of Mavi Kohli. Pakistan Hindu Seva and Raj Kumar both worked on the case and supported the family in various ways to achieve this. We congratulate all the people who worked to see that justice was done and we wish the family a happy reunion. We hope that when the case goes to court again in January that the final outcome is as positive as ...

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World Yoga Day Participation – Yogic Traditions Unite for World Peace

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Vedic tradition says that to gain prosperity, austerities or yajna must be done; often it is in the form of a sacrifice of some kind. For such a cause as world peace, the magnitude of the sacrifice is difficult to imagine. However, the Portuguese Yoga Confederation has formulated a plan.

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On June 21st, the summer solstice or longest day of the year; considered an auspicious ...

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Hindu Forum of Europe at the Hindu World Summit Bali, Indonesia

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With the release of the popular film “Eat. Pray. Love.” Bali has become a household name, known for its exotic culture and beautiful environment. It is also, maybe not so well-known, as one of the largest Hindu populations in the world per capita having a culture of Hinduism for thousands of years deep within its roots. Hindu traditions are practiced in everyday life, with their own Balinese flavor.
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High-Level Religious Leaders Meeting EU Commission

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Roundtable discussions at the EU Commission - Brussels with Religious Leaders
Roundtable discussions at the EU Commission – Brussels with Religious Leaders

“Some faiths are more equal than others [… ] creating an unequal society and citizen,” Bharti Tailor of the Hindu Forum of Europe said last week at the EU Commission’s High-Level Religious Leaders meeting, including “indigenous people who adopt Hinduism [who are] treated as 2nd class.”

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President of the Hindu Forum of Europe visits University of Bedfordshire, UK

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Failing all her A Levels aged 18 did not deter Bharti Tailor from pursuing a degree and successful career.

The mum-of-two was in her thirties when she decided to do study for a degree.

This week Bharti returned to her alma mater at the invitation of the Alumni Relations Office – 16 years after graduating, as a woman who runs her own consultancy firm and represents two million Hindus as President of the Hindu Forum of Europe.

Last summer her key engagements included ...

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