Interworship Forum Contributors
World Awake is an international inter-collaborative organization of ordained interfaith/interspiritual clergy, spiritual care professionals, respective students, business associates, communities and congregations. In the words of World Awake’s founder Carla Ivison, “We are building bridges to a peaceful world community.”
We see InterFaith InterSpiritual Clergy and Spiritual Care Professionals and those who support them as positive contributors to the shift in consciousness and spiritual connections globally. World Awake supports and connects those who heal and work for peace.
The Universal Worship was the inspiration of Hazrat Inayat Khan, a mystic scholar and musician who brought Universal Sufism to the West from India. He created a service wherein the followers of any of the world’s religions could feel at home. The first service was celebrated in 1921 and since that time has been held in many countries around the world. Temples dedicated to the Universal Worship, called Universels, have been built in Katwijk, Holland; Suresnes, France; Bothell WA, USA; and Cape Town, South Africa. Universal Worship has participated in the Parliament of World Religions held in Barcelona (2004), Salt Lake City (2015) and Toronto, Canada (2018). Hazrat Inayat Khan’s work was continued by his son, Pir Vilayat Khan, and currently by his grandson, Pir Zia Khan.
World Yoga Community
World Yoga Community is a not-for-profit charitable organization and an NGO Associated with the United Nations Department of Global Communications. It is organizing numerous global festivals, meetings, gatherings, trainings, events, workshops and classes on Yoga, Interfaith dialogues, Gender Equality, Universal Spirituality, Global Culture of Peace & Harmony, Non-violence, Healthy Living, Environmental Protection and Climate Change, Spiritual Arts and Sports, Global Social and Cultural Development, Indigenous Knowledge, Millennium and all Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. World Yoga Community believes that acknowledging our elders, parents, and Gurus (Masters), will bring grace to each individual who seeks spiritual path and higher consciousness which is a universal education that can bring global peace and harmony. World Yoga Community is doing numerous partnership events with individuals and NGOs including from the United Nations.
Heiwa [hey-wa] Peace & Reconciliation Foundation of New York Ltd
Heiwa [hey-wa] Peace & Reconciliation Foundation of New York Ltd. supports annual Hiroshima & Nagasaki peace events in August, promotes awareness of issues relating to the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and general issues in relation to war, conflict and violence, with the intent of taking a proactive approach based upon Eastern religions to create a peaceful world. The Foundation works to give life to the wish for peace. It creates and supports programs related to peace and reconciliation at the grassroots level, so that ordinary people will learn to live peacefully with compassion and love, transforming violence in our society to peace.
Healing our mind and body with wisdom, love and compassion,
Emancipating ourselves from bias, greed and violence,
I shall do something for peace and reconciliation in my own way.
We are ordinary people, sometimes smart, and sometimes dumb,
And therefore, we listen and learn from each other to build a peaceful world.
“Heiwa” poem by TK