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Towards A Culture Of Harmony And Peace

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Publisher: Bhaktivedanta Institute, Kolkata (2005)

Language: English

ISBN: 978-81-901369-4-5

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“Peace is not a dream; it is hard work.” Oscar Arias


1. In search of world peace – An overview

2. The role of religious wisdom in achieving world peace

3. Role of inter-religious dialogue and interfaith cooperation for promoting a culture of peace

4. Science, religion and spirituality for promoting world peace

5. Social justice and empowerment for harmony and peace

6. Vision for a peaceful world This book will allow you to:

  • With the help of scholars, discover in depth and benefit from the teachings of: Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Jainism, Sikhism, Zoroastrianism, Buddhism, Judaism, Bahá’í faith.
  • Be an artisan of your personal internal peace, and a source of inspiration for others around you, in any group of faith or community.
  • Gather the tools and the courage to sow today the fruits that our children will gather tomorrow.
  • Participate in practical actions and positive changes, to facilitate the transition from war to peace, from chaos to orderliness, from oppression to freedom, and from hatred to love.

Contributors in this volume include:
Desmond M. Tutu
Nobel Laureate in Peace

The Dalai Lama
Nobel Laureate in Peace

Ahmed Zewail
Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
President of India

Oscar Arias
Nobel laureate in Peace

Shirin Ebadi
Nobel laureate in Peace

Mairead Maguire
Nobel Laureate in Peace

Jerome Karle
Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

Adolfo Perez Esquivel
Nobel Laureate in Peace

Freeman Dyson
Physicist, Princeton University

Manmohan Singh
Prime Minister of India

John Polanyi
Nobel Laureate in Chemistry

There will be no future without forgiveness. Any process of peace is bound to collapse if this is missing. There is no way peace and stability can come through the gun of vengeance.

— Archbishop Desmond M. Tutu
Nobel Laureate in Peace

Without changing one’s self, without peace in one’s self, world peace is not possible.

— His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Nobel Laureate in Peace

A spiritual experience is the goal of a deeply religious person whereas a major discovery or an invention is the goal of a scientific mind. If both the aspects are unified, amalgamated in our own patterns, we can transcend to that level of thinking in which unity is a cohesive aspect. For this environment the two major components – Science and Spirituality have to interact.

— Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
President of India

I became conscious of the indwelling presence of God in my heart, in every human heart and in Creation. I knew then that God’s purpose for each of us is to love and be loved, that
every human life is sacred, and that I could not hurt or kill another person in whom God dwells.

— Ms. Mairead Maguire
Nobel Laureate in Peace

Peace is not a dream; it is hard work, and there is nothing naive, glamorous or simplistic about it.

— Dr. Oscar Arias
Nobel Laureate in Peace

… inspite of various differences among all of us, we are all brothers and sisters of one species, living together on this planet Earth, sharing a common abode.

— Ms. Shirin Ebadi
Nobel Laureate in Peace

About the Editor:
Dr. T. D. Singh is both a scientist with a Ph.D. in Physical Organic Chemistry from the University of California, Irvine, USA and a spiritualist in the Bhakti-Vedanta tradition of India. For over thirty years, he has been involved in dialogue with religious leaders, statesmen, prominent scientists and thinkers of the world for seeking lasting world peace and harmony through the approach of science and religion dialogue as well as through interreligious, inter-communal and interdisciplinary dialogues. Being trained in both scientific and religious fields, he explores religious wisdom in a scientific framework in the search for a deeper meaning of life and universe beyond any sectarian boundaries. His multifaceted life dedicated fully towards bringing lasting peace and harmony to the world is a living symptom of profound devotion to humanity. He is the International Director of the Bhaktivedanta Institute and the Founder President of ‘Vedanta and Science Educational Research Foundation.’ He is also the Founder President of Manipur Peace Committee. He has authored and edited a number of books including Thoughts on Synthesis of Science and Religion and Seven Nobel Laureates on Science and Spirituality and is also the Editor in-Chief of Bhaktivedanta Institute’s journal Savijñanam – Scientific Exploration for a Spiritual Paradigm.

Weight 570 g
Dimensions 9.88 × 6.61 × 1.18 in


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