Soul of Women launched in England
September 24, 2016
In conjunction with the International day of Peace celebration, women of all faiths and backgrounds gathered to launch the Soul of Women Initiative in Yorkshire, England. The event began with meditation to help cleanse the soul and the recitation of prayers. Each participant shared a prayer from their faith tradition.
Participants made and shared their pledges to make a difference to society and create a harmonious ambience through their authentic gifts. Through their feminine wisdom, women discussed their role in helping to resolve some of the many conflicts in their families and communities. Participants also shared their thoughts around the UN sustainable development goals, especially Sustainable Development Goal 5 – Achieve Gender Equality and empower all women and girls. The group will be meeting regularly to carry our practical action for peace. Plans include a peace march and a peace cafe.
Kiran Bali has founded and chaired several interfaith groups whilst working with a number of international organizations to enhance understanding among cultures to address community challenges and transform conflicts. Kiran was honored by Queen Elizabeth II and has been the recipient of a number of international awards. She is a regular keynote speaker at events in a number of different countries and has also addressed the UN General Assembly.