Previous Speaking Engagements on ‘Interfaith’ include:



  • Panellist with Alan Race (chair, World Congress of Faiths), Mary Braybrooke (interfaith activist) and Masqood Ahmed (director of community development, Muslim Hands). ‘Heroes of faith’. Organised by Brahma Kumaris. Global Co-operation House, London, UK.


  • Speaker with Fr Laurence Freeman (director, the World Community for Christian Meditation) and Rev. Richard Carter (associate vicar for mission, St Martin-in-the-Fields). ‘An inward turn to freedom’. Organised by Just This Day. St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, UK.
  • Speaker with Fr Laurence Freeman (director, the World Community for Christian Meditation), Jeremy Sinclair (chairman, M&C Saatchi), Mina Karawadra (manager, Inner Space Oxford), Salina Ahmed (co-founder, Inspirited Minds). ‘Points of light – an inward turn’. Organised by Just This Day and Brahma Kumaris. Global Co-operation House, London, UK.
  • Speaker with Msgr. Tomas Halik (professor of sociology, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic), Yousif al-Khoei (director of public affairs, Al-Khoei Foundation, London, UK), Johan Leman (president, Foyer, Molenbeek, Brussels, Belgium), Maleiha Malik (professor in law, King’s College, London, UK), Rev. Dr. Mitri Reheb (president, Dar al-Kalima University College, Bethlehem, Palestine) and Mona Siddiqui (professor of Islamic studies and Christian Muslim relations, Edinburgh University, Scotland, UK). ‘Encounter between religion, conflict and public expression’. Conference on Public Life and Religious Diversity. Organised by Department of Politics and International Relations (Oxford) and Centre for Political Philosophy, Ethics and Religion (Charles University, Prague). Harris Manchester College, Oxford, UK.


  • Panellist with Dr. Hayu Prabowo (chair, National Council of Ulama, Indonesia), Nana Fitriana Firman (co-chair, Global Muslim Climate Network, USA), Dr. Nigel Crawhall (executive committee member, International Network of Engaged Buddhists, South Africa), Rev. Dr. Peter Pavlóvic (member of climate change reference group, World Council of Churches, Belgium) and Ciara Shannon (Asia director, GreenFaith, Hong Kong). ‘Interfaith dialogue: faith communities on climate actions’. COP22: Climate Change Conference. Hosted by the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Global Muslim Climate Network. Bab Ighli, Marrakesh, Morocco.
  • Discussion with Senator Zakia Mrini (founder and president, Ennakhil Association, Morocco). ‘Non-violence towards women and the environment’. Hosted by Ennakhil Association. Lotissement Acharaf, Marrakesh, Morocco.
  • Speaker. ‘Values to strengthen inner harmony and unity’. Organised by Selangor Department of National Unity and Integration (JPNIN) in collaboration with Religious Affairs Division JPNIN and Brahma Kumaris. Prescott Hotel, Kajang, Malaysia.
  • Speaker. ‘The role of the individual’. Faith, Politics and Social Justice: the General Elections and Beyond. Organised by the Faith and Peaceful Relations Research Cluster. Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry, UK.
  • Speaker with Fr Laurence Freeman (director, the World Community for Christian Meditation), Emily Johnston (meditation programme co-ordinator, St James Senior Girls School) and Ian Mason (principal, School of Economic Science). ‘Spiritual values in a modern world, meditation as a tool for transformation’, Just This Day. Sponsored by the School of Economic Science, the Study Society, School of Meditation and others. St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, UK.
  • Panellist with Rev. Fletcher Harper (executive director, GreenFaith, USA), Archbishop Emeritus Anders Wejryd (president for Europe, World Council of Churches, Sweden). ‘Faith communities, divestment and renewable energy’, Interfaith Climate Change Summit. Organised by World Council of Churches and Religions for Peace. Saint Peter’s Church, New York City, USA.
  • Panellist with Mr Jawad Bo Hussein (MP, Bahrain). ‘Pluralism and the duties of citizenship’. All civilizations in service to humanity. Organised by the Kingdom of Bahrain. Gulf Hotel Convention Center, Manama, Bahrain.
  • Speaker with Dr Guillermo Kerber (programme executive, World Council of Churches) and other faith representatives. ‘Global call for fasting for climate’. COP19: Climate Change Conference. Organised by the World Council of Churches and CIDSE. National Stadium, Warsaw, Poland.
  • Speaker. ‘Trust in a changing world’. Organised by Brahma Kumaris. Frankfurt, Germany.
  • Speaker with David Hamilton (author, UK), William Bloom (author, UK), Miranda Macpherson (Founder, Interfaith Seminary, USA) Anna Lubelska (Director, Spiritual England, UK) and others: Spiritual Care Conference. Organised by Spiritual Companions. Town Hall, Glastonbury, UK.
  • Panellist with Dr Awatif Sharaf (Bahrein), Faisal Khan (Morocco – Saudi Arabia) and Prof Issa Babana El Alaoui (Morocco): Spiritual Intelligence. Organised by Foundation of the King Abdul Aziz Al Saoud for Islamic Studies and Human Sciences. Casablanca, Morocco.
  • Speaker. COP 18: Ethical and Religious Insights on the Climate Crisis. Presented by the World Council of Churches. National Convention Centre, Doha, Qatar.
  • Speaker. ‘Nature protects, if she is protected’. COP18: Protection of Environment from the Perspective of Religions. Organised by Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue. National Convention Centre, Doha, Qatar.
  • Panellist with Dr Vandana Shiva (Navdanya, India), Michael Slaby (Jacob Soetendorp Institute for Human Values, Netherlands), Sister Joan Kirby (Temple of Understanding, USA) and Grove Harris (Interfaith Consortium for Ecological Civilization, USA). ‘Interfaith response to Sustainable Development: Ecological Civilization’. Rio+20: UN Conference on Sustainable Development. Organised by Temple of Understanding. Riocentro Convention Center, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Panellist with Rev Mardi Tindal (United Church of Canada), Rabbi Hillel Avidan (Temple David, Durban, South Africa), Rev Nicta Lubaale (Organisation of Africa Instituted Churches, Kenya), Bedra Mohammed Ahmed (Interfaith Development Dialogue and Action, Ethiopia), Patricio E. Sarlat Flores (Episcopal Mission, Mexico), Dr Ela Gandhi (Religions for Peace, South Africa) and Cardinal Wilfred Napier (Archbishop of Durban, South Africa). ‘Climate, Justice and Food Security: Moral, Ethical and Spiritual Imperatives’. COP17: UN Climate Change Conference. Arranged by World Council of Churches, Caritas International and World Conference of Religions for Peace. Levubu River, Durban, South Africa.
  • Meditation leader. ‘We have Faith’ Multi-faith Mass Rally and Concert. COP17: UN Climate Change Conference. Hosted by Nobel Laureate Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu. Kings Park Stadium, Durban, South Africa.
  • Co-chaired the dialogue with Rev. Marcus Braybrooke (president, World Congress of Faiths, UK). ‘Inner Voice of Peace interfaith retreat’. Hosted by Brahma Kumaris. Global Retreat Centre, Oxford, UK.
  • Speaker. Beyond 2012: A Spiritual Perspective. Organised by Brahma Kumaris. Christ Unity Church, Sacramento CA, USA.
  • Keynote speaker with Peter Russell (author, UK) and Dan Millman (author, USA). Global Change: A spiritual view. Hosted by Marin Meditation and Conversation Meetup. Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, San Francisco CA, USA.
  • Panellist with Rev. Dr Joan Brown Campbell (Director, Department of Religion, Chautauqua Institution, USA), Ven. Chang Ji (Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association, USA), Richard Cizik (Founder, New Evangelicals USA), Sraddhalu Ranade (Scientist and Teacher, Sri Aurobindo Ashram India), Sister Joan Chittister (author and Benedictine nun, USA). ‘Inner Dimensions of Climate Change’. COP 16: UN Climate Change Conference. Organised by Global Peace Initiative of Women. Cancun, Mexico.
  • Participant. First meeting of an informal group of faith-based NGOs. Organised by Geneva Interfaith Forum on Climate Change, Environment and Human Rights. Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Panellist with H.E. Ambassador Babacar Carlos Mbaye (Permanent Mission, Senegal) and others. Cultural Rights and Climate Change: Spiritual and Ethical Perspectives. Supported by the World Council of Churches. Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Contributor. ‘Spirit and Science in agreement on the Climate Crisis’. COP 15: UN Climate Change Conference. Press event. Organised by The Interfaith Declaration on Climate Change and Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Speaker. ‘Cultivating Beauty. International Peace’. International Peace conference: United in the Power of the Heart. The Rosenburg, Waldviertel, Austria.
  • Speaker. ‘Spirituality and Community: Towards a New Paradigm’. AGM. Organised by Brighton and Hove Interfaith Contact Group. Brighton, UK.
  • Speaker. 2nd International Dialogue: Economics of Non-violence: Cultural Values and Ethics. Organised by IILM Academy of Higher Learning (Jaipur). Mahapragya Vihar, Bhuwana, Udaipur, India.
  • Plenary speaker. International Interreligious Encounter: With all Respect in every Respect. Organised by the Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions. Fundidora Park, Monterrey, Mexico.
  • Keynote speaker with Doreen Lawrence (UK). Uniting Women of Faith Conference. Organised by Leeds Faiths Forum. Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds, UK.
  • Guest speaker with the Rt Hon Bishop Charles Caruana (Chief Minister, Gibraltar) and others. ‘Discover the Heart and Peace of Happiness’. United Nations International Day of Peace. Sponsored by the Alwani Trust. John Mackintosh Hall, Gibraltar, UK.
  • Guest speaker. ‘Spirituality in Management’. International Conference on Ethical Aspects of Management in Theory and Practice. Hosted by Ananta Foundation. Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany.
  • Key speaker. Stability in Changing Times: 90 Minutes with a Yogi. Hosted by Minister Pillay. Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mahé, Seychelles.
  • Keynote speaker. ‘Humanity and Peace’. District Conference. Organised by Rotary International. Kolkata, India.
  • Speaker. Mastery of the Mind. Organised by Brahma Kumaris. Unesco Palace, Beirut, Lebanon.
  • Co-chair with Rev. Marcus Braybrooke (president, World Congress of Faiths, UK) and Rev. Charles Gibbs (executive director, United Religions Initiative, USA). ‘Inner Voice of Peace dialogue’. Hosted by Brahma Kumaris. Mount Abu, India.
  • Speaker. ‘Soul Power, God’s Power and the Power of Time’. VI International Holistic Conference: Connectivity and Synchronicity. Organised by Findhorn Foundation. Findhorn, Forres, UK.
  • Speaker. ‘Seeing into Being: Empowering dignity of the self, God, others and the World’. Pathways to Peace: the Wisdom of Listening, the Power of Commitment. Organised by Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions. Universal Forum of Cultures, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Speaker. Science , Spirituality and Development. Organised by IILM academy of Higher Learning. HCM Rajasthan State Institute of Public Administration, Jaipur, India.
  • Speaker. Faith and Lifestyle Dialogue. Images of Asia: The Road We Take. Organised by Copenhagen International Theatre, numerous NGOs and cultural agencies. Copenhagen City Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Speaker. Science, Spirituality and Development. Organised by IILM Academy of Higher Learning. HCM Rajasthan State Institute of Public Administration. Jaipur, India.
  • Plenary speaker. ‘Personal and Spiritual Perspective on Non violence and peace’. International Conference on Promoting the Prevention of Violent Conflict and Building Peace by Interaction between State Actors and Voluntary Organisations. Organised by European Centre for Conflict Prevention and the Swedish Peace Team Forum. Gripsholm, Mariefred, Sweden.
  • Keynote speaker. ‘The Contribution of Women to Hindu Spirituality’. Hindu Spirituality Conference. Organised by Edinburgh International Centre for World Spiritualities. Consulate General of India, Edinburgh, UK.
  • Member of BK delegation. World Summit on Sustainable Development. Organised by UN. Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Dialogue speaker. Values and Vision for a Better World: A Global Scenario. Centre for Civilisation, University of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Speaker. ‘Healing Humanity’s Soul’. World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance. Organised by UN. Durban, South Africa.
  • Plenary presenter. Forum 2000. Organised by State of the World Forum. New York NY, USA.
  • Member of BK delegation. Millennium World Peace Summit. Organised by The World Council of Religious Leaders. United Nations, New York NY, USA.
  • Speaker. Pacification and Conflict Resolution Symposium. Ramon Llull University, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Panellist with Alfredo Sfeir-Younis (World Bank Special Representative to the UN & WTO, Geneva), Alphonse MacDonald (Director UNFPA Office, Geneva) and Dadi Janki (Co-Administrative Head, BKWSU) ‘Poverty, Marginalization and Destitution: Can These Be Eradicated?’ Geneva 2000 Forum: The Human Aspects of Social Integration. Organised by UN. Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Speaker. Statement to the Ad Hoc Committee. Special Session of the UN General Assembly on Social Development. Organised by UN. Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Speaker. Parliament of the World’s Religions. Organised by Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions. Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Speaker. ‘Vision and Values for the Next Millennium’. 18th International Human Unity Conference: A Call for Personal Responsibility. Organised by Rajinder Singh. Gastheig, Munich, Germany.
  • Speaker. ‘Spirituality and Nutrition’. Annual conference. Alpbach European Forum. Congress Centrum, Alpbach, Austria.
  • Speaker. Religious Leaders Conference. Friendship Group hosted by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Jerusalem, Israel.
  • Speaker. Religious Leaders Conference. Friendship Group hosted by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Richard Blum and Bishop William Swing. Washington DC, USA.
  • Co-chair with Dr Peter Senge (Organizational Learning and Change Group MIT, USA). Inaugural Call of the Time dialogue series. Brahma Kumaris. Mount Abu, India.
  • Speaker. Towards a New Civilization. Organised by The State of the World Forum. San Francisco CA, USA.
  • Speaker. Regional Conference on Globalization. Organised by The State of the World Forum. Guanajuato, Mexico.
  • Speaker. ‘Inside out. Identity in a World Cast Adrift’. Veerstichting Symposium. Leiden, The Netherlands.
  • Participant. Millennium Moment Roundtable. Organised by Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions. North Shore Congregation Israel, Chicago IL, USA.
  • Speaker. World Hindi Conference. Organised by Hindu Forum of SA. Durban, South Africa.
  • Speaker. ‘The Sacred Within and Without’. Spirit in Action: Awakening to the Sacred in Everyday Life. Organised by International Transpersonal Association. Institute of Noetic Sciences, Santa Clara CA, USA.
  • Roundtable participant. Concepts of Intercultural Encounters seminar. Organised by SIETAR (Society for Intercultural Education Training and Research). The Netherlands.
  • Speaker. Pacific Interfaith Parliament. Hosted by the Pacific Interfaith Network and Berkeley Area Interfaith Council. Pacific school of Religion, Berkeley CA, USA
  • Contributor. Rio Earth Summit. Creation of the Earth Charter. Organised by UN. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Speaker. 20th SID World Congress: One World or Several: Towards a Strategy for Growth, Sustainability and Solidarity. Organised by Society for International Development. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Speaker. International Conference on Global Co-operation. Organised by Brahma Kumaris. Mount Abu, India.
  • Interviewee with Mother Theresa (India) and Medicine Eagle (USA). Harmonia Mundi. Sponsored by East West Foundation. Bren Center, Irvine CA, USA
  • Speaker with the His Grace Robert Runcie (Archbishop of Canterbury, UK). 3rd Convocation of World Thanksgiving. Organised by UN. Roman Catholic University, Dallas TX, USA.
  • Speaker. Seeking the True Meaning of Peace. Organised by University for Peace. UN University of Peace, San Jose, Costa Rica.
  • Speaker. Building Understanding and Respect Between People of Diverse Religions or Beliefs. Organised by UN. Warsaw, Poland.
    Presenter. Mount Abu Declaration. Presentation. Organised by BKUN. Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Speaker. Building Understanding and Respect Between People of Diverse Religions or Beliefs. Organised by UN. Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Meditation leader. Finale. Million Minutes of Peace Appeal. Organised by Brahma Kumaris. St Paul’s Cathedral, London, UK.
  • Speaker. ‘Together for Peace’. World Day of Peace Conference. Organised by UN NGOs. Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Presenter. Gift from Poland of a sculpture that depicted rays of light over the globe. Interfaith event. Organised by the Community of Saint Egidio. Apostolic Palace, Vatican City.
  • Speaker. ‘One Heart, One Mind, One World – Living the Vision’. 12th Annual Meeting. Organised by International Human Unity Conference. Brigham Young University, Laie HI, USA.
  • Speaker. 4th World Assembly. Organised by World Conference of Religions for Peace. Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Speaker. Annual Meeting. Organised by The World Conference of Mayors. Monrovia, Liberia.
  • Speaker. Conference. Organised by The World Affairs Council International Forum. Los Angeles CA, USA.
  • Member of the Working Committee. Pacem in Terris Society (Peace on Earth Society). Organised by UN. New York NY, USA.
  • Speaker. Mind, Body, Spirit Festival. Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Speaker. Conference. Organised by International Yoga Federation. Japan.
  • Speaker. Lecture tour. Hong Kong, Indonesia, the Philippines.
  • Speaker. Lecture tour. Barbados, Suriname.
  • Speaker. Lecture tour. Organised by Hindu Maha Sabha. Guyana, Trinidad.