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Interfaith Event in Trinidad and Tobago

To celebrate the universality of Sathya Sai Baba’s message and His exemplary life, the SSIO of Trinidad and Tobago hosted an interfaith event on 31st January 2016 at Sai Nilayam, the island’s main Sathya Sai Centre. Eminent guests, representing major religions, were invited to share the core values and tenets of their respective faiths that can unify humanity in peace and love. Read More

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Interfaith Friendship Programme in Auckland, New Zealand

An Interfaith Friendship Programme was inaugurated at the Trinity Methodist Church in Auckland on 11th April 2016. Its goal was to develop an Interfaith Friendship Group (IFG), which will organise community projects to serve the needy and promote human values in society. Six months previously, the concept, based on Malaysia’s Friendship Group for Inter Religious Service, had been brought forward Read More

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Interfaith Meeting in Petropolis, Brazil

During 1st to 4th October 2015, the Brazilian Sathya Sai Foundation participated in an interfaith meeting promoted by the municipality of Petropolis (City of Peter) – a hilly town near Rio de Janeiro and summer residence of the last Emperor of Brazil, Peter II. The meeting, held at the historic Crystal Palace, was called Arati and highlighted Indian culture and spirituality. An estimated 9,500 people attended the meeting. Read More

“Unity of Religion” Event in Brazil

On 12th September 2015, about 100 parents, students, families, staff, local community members, and guests attended a meeting honouring various faiths at the Sathya Sai School of Minas Gerais. The event, themed “Unity of Religions,” began with the Light Meditation, followed by recitation of inspirational quotes, interspersed with religious hymns and songs. Students of the Sathya Sai Centre of Serrano led the songs, including the touching song, The Sweet Taste of the Flower, rendered in Portuguese, exalting the founders of different faiths. The parents and grandparents of several students gave presentations on their respective religions. One student’s grandmother discussed Judaism in simple, loving terms, displayed a few objects of ritual, and ended with a devotional prayer. Another student’s grandmother spoke gracefully about Catholicism, touching the audience. Another parent delivered an inspiring lecture on Hinduism. The minister of the Baptist Church of Lagoinha addressed the group on the Evangelical Christian faith. The father of another student talked about the Shaman faith, concluding with a soulful devotional song. A member of the Sathya Sai Centre of Serrano presented the religions of Africa and other faiths of indigenous origin. The school principal discussed Islam, Zoroastrianism, and Buddhism, in collaboration with the coordinator of the Tibetan Buddhist Temple in Casa Branca, and others. The students staged a drama based on the life of Vivekananda, disciple of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. The Sathya Sai School students also presented quotes by Sathya Sai Baba on religions, accompanied by faith-based songs, which drew much applause from the audience. The symbols of different religions were then placed in a basket, while the song, “We Are All from the Same Family, the Family of Love,” was sung in Portuguese. After the programme’s conclusion, parents, teachers, and staff engaged in extensive discussions about school affairs.