Global Alliance for Interfaith Action
Put wisdom of the world into action to heal the suffering of the world, one heart and one community at a time; identify specific, concrete challenges in our local, regional and global communities that can be met more effectively, powerfully, and sustainabl,y when people who do not normally collaborate or even communicate are united in service of a common altruistic goal; aspire to cultivate compassion in our hearts and put it into action in our communities and our world.
The seed for GAIA was planted during a series of interfaith exchanges and educational programmes in Dharamshala, India, the exile home of H.H. the Dalai Lama of Tibet, from 1997 to 2001, and a meeting with Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi in Boulder, Colorado, addressing some of the same topics. Founded informally in 1997 in India; incorporated in California in 2000 as a 501(c)(3) public charity (tax exemption for donations).