World Parliament of Religions
Sarva Dharma Sansad, a coalition of great spiritual and religious leaders from the world’s major religions – Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Sikhism, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism and more – will gather during the sacred time of Kumbh Mela in the name of Environmental Protection for World Peace, joining together to discuss the crucial role that religious/spiritual leaders need to play in protecting and preserving our environment.
It is no longer enough for the world’s religious leaders to instruct their followers in tolerance, acceptance and non-violence. In the 21st century, far more people will lose their lives due to lack of clean drinking water, lack of nourishing food and a polluted environment than by violence through guns or bombs. Therefore, the role of religious leaders must expand to include exhorting their followers to live mindfully, consciously and in accordance with a sustainable future. Along with emphasizing the importance of peace, they must also emphasize to their followers the importance of protecting and preserving our Earth’s natural resources.
Sarva Dharma Sansad (SDS) is a coalition of great spiritual and religious leaders from the world’s major religions – Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Sikhism, Christianity, Judaism and Buddhism – dedicated to bringing all together in the name of unity, non-violence, truth, compassion, love and justice. SDS is working towards helping create a society free from casteism, injustice against women, violence, drugs and alcohol, blind faith and dogmatism, corruption, oppression and exploitation.