Blessed are the Peacemakers: The Spiritual Approach to Peace

Spiritual Power Overcomes Conflict

International Leaders Gather in Gobind Sadan to seek Baba Virsa Singh’s guidance and share successes in Overcoming Terrorism and Conflict

Baba Virsa Singh ji challenges both terrorists and leaders to take responsibility for the state of the world and turn to spiritual Power to overcome conflict. “If you want peace on your borders, first break down the barriers to peace among your religions and awaken peace within. Create a climate of mutual love and respect.” –Baba Virsa Singh

17th – 18th February – The Gobind Sadan Institute Presents

“Blessed are the Peacemakers: The Spiritual Approach to Peace,”

Historic case studies and practical approaches to cooling the fires of terrorism and conflict with leaders from Russia, West Asia, Africa, United States, and India

Location: Gobind Sadan Auditorium (view map )

17th February, 2005

11:30 am Inaugural Ceremony Dr. Karan Singh presiding, featuring Dr. Bhai Mohan Singh, special guests, Yuriy Ageshin, President Chamber of Law, Russian Federation, Swami Om Vesh, The Honorable Sergei Glaziev, Leader of Opposition Duma Russian Republic, and His Holiness Baba Virsa Singh. Babaji take questions from the press following the opening ceremony. Other international speakers will be available to the press during and following their lunch break.

4 pm The Mizoram Story 1970 to present: “Changing the Terrorist Mind” how the greatest armed insurgency of its time was brought to a peaceful conclusion ushering in 30 years of continued peace. Eyewitness reports from former army and government officials and never before published documents

18th February, 2005

10 am Cooling the Fires around the World: Chair Ranjit Singh Kalha, Member National Human Rights Commission India, with leaders, scholars, and practitioners from around the world

2 pm Leading Indian Scholars from Delhi and Punjab interact with visiting speakers in lively discussion – Chair Dr. Surjit Kaur Jolly, Principal SGM College, Delhi University

“God is One. Our religions may divide us, but Dharam teaches us to come together in peace. Our practices may differ, but God is the same. Let us not fight over our differences, but seek peace in God.”

6 pm Babaji lays the challenge at the feet of national religious leaders to put aside their differences In Babaji’s presence, this poweful final panel will include, Sri Ashok Singhal, Chairman, VHP, Andreas DeSouza, Henry Martyn Institute- Hyderabad, Dr. Ausaf Ali, Hamdard University, Mohammed Rafiq Shariq Warsi, Deva Sharif , Father M. D. Thomas Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India, and Dr. Kharak Singh, Institute of Sikh Studies. Chair,Vachaspati Upadhyaya, Vice Chancellor Lal Bahadur Shastri University