Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University
Help individuals re-discover and strengthen their inherent worth by encouraging and facilitating a process of spiritual awakening; encourage individuals to live by their highest values, vision and purpose.
Brahma Kumaris was founded in 1936 in Hyderabad, Sindh (now part of Pakistan, but at that time part of colonial India) by Dada Lekhraj, who had a series of visions depicting world transformation. In 1937, he formed a managing committee of eight young women and established an informal group that grew into the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University. The headquarters moved to Mount Abu (India), 1950.
For over thirty years, the Brahma Kumaris have been helping to bring people of different faiths and cultures together, believing that a deeper understanding between faiths, based on acceptance and respect, will contribute to a culture of peace and non-violence in our world community. In many countries, Brahma Kumaris representatives serve on committees of local interfaith organisations, host local activities, and play an active part on religious education advisory committees. For instance, in Dunedin, New Zealand, BKs have coordinated an annual Interfaith Week of Prayer for World Peace which includes a public service as well as a service at the University, in Adelaide, Australia, BKs regularly participate in the Multifaith Association of South Australia, in Uruguay, BKs participate in Forum Interreligious as well as in the Space of Inter-religious Dialogue at UNESCO's Montevideo Centre.
Main Focus Countries of Activities
Argentina - Armenia - Aruba - Australia - Austria - Bangladesh - Barbados - Belarus - Belgium - Benin - Bolivia - Botswana - Brazil - Burkina Faso - Burundi - Cambodia - Cameroon - Canada - Chile - China - Colombia - Congo - Democratic Republic of the Congo - Costa Rica - Croatia - Curaçao - Denmark - Dominican Republic - Ecuador - El Salvador - Estonia - Ethiopia - Fiji - Finland - France - Gambia - Germany - Ghana - Gibraltar - Greece - Grenada - Guadeloupe - Guatemala - Guinea - Guyana - Hungary - Iceland - India - Indonesia - Ireland - Israel - Italy - Ivory Coast - Jamaica - Japan - Kazakhstan - Kenya - South Korea - Latvia - Lebanon - Liberia - Lithuania - Madagascar - Malawi - Malaysia - Mali - Mauritius - Mexico - Moldova - Mongolia - Mozambique - Namibia - Nepal - Netherlands - New Zealand - Nigeria - Norway - Panama - Paraguay - Peru - Philippines - Poland - Portugal - Réunion - Romania - Russian Federation - Rwanda - Saint Kitts and Nevis - Saint Martin - Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Senegal - Serbia - Seychelles - Sierra Leone - Singapore - Slovakia - South Africa - Spain - Sri Lanka - Suriname - Swaziland - Sweden - Switzerland - Tanzania - Thailand - Togo - Trinidad and Tobago - Turks and Caicos Islands - Uganda - Ukraine - UK - USA - Uruguay - Venezuela - Zambia - Zimbabwe