Tuesday, February 27, 2018


Prof. John Kurakar
Peace and development are in a fundamental sense related to processes of globalization and global social development. The problems we face today are violent conflicts, destruction of nature, poverty, hunger etc.These are human created problems which can be resolved through human effort,understanding and a development of a sense of brotherhood and sisterhood. We need to cultivate a universal responsibility for one another and the planet we share.
All Religions pursue the same goals, that of cultivating human goodness and bringing happiness to all human beings. Four major world religions have their roots in India: Hinduism, Buddhism Jainism and Sikhism. Buddhism Jainism and Sikhism grew from Hinduism. All three share the idea of non-violence (Ahimsa). But In the world, religious conflicts are increasing day by day.  Some serious violence are created by religious extremists. They kill thousands of people in the belief that they were doing God’s work and would be rewarded in Heaven. Most religious or spiritual believers are not willing to kill people in the name of God.
URI is the fast growing International Interfaith Organization to promote enduring, daily interfaith cooperation, to end religiously motivated violence and to create cultures of peace, justice and healing for the Earth and all living beings. We believe that our religious, spiritual lives, rather than dividing us, guide us to build community and respect for one another. · URI is a bridge-building organization, not a religion. We respect the sacred wisdom of each religion, spiritual expression and indigenous tradition. We encourage our members to deepen their roots in their own tradition.
Global poverty and violence are two of the most serious problems that we face in the world today. In the nook and corners of the world, the daily struggle of deprivation can often lead to clashes between individuals or communities that can then descend into violence. Young people are forced to seek refuge in militant organizations in order to survive, and once recruited they become part of the problem. Poverty is clearly a contributing factor for militant extremism.

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