Jul
31

VSSU ANNOUNCES THAT OMER RAINS IS TO GIVE THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS AT THE 2012 INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD CONFERENCE

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Omer Rains has accepted an invitation to give the keynote address at the 2012 International Brotherhood Conference (IBC), to be held this year south of Calcutta, India near the mouth of the sacred Ganges River in and around the village of Ullon.  The Conference this year will be sponsored by VSSU (Vivekananda Sevakendra-O-Sishu Uddyan).  VSSU is an organization led by Ashoka Fellow Kapilanda Mondal that Omer Rains, Mohammed Yunus, and many others have long worked with in helping to change the face of West Bengal and thus helping to inspire other regions of India as well as other countries in the developing world. It has done this by working to empower individuals whose lives have historically been subjugated by extreme poverty, illiteracy, disease, discrimination, and other maladies and wrongdoings.

This year’s conference (September 27-October 3, 2012) will include many distinguished guests, representatives from the United Nations, various international and multilateral funding agencies, a multitude of religious institutions and organizations working to alleviate human suffering, and dignitaries/representatives from over 50 different countries in the world.

The primary focus of this year’s conference will be on the importance and richness of unity to be found in the diversity of peoples from different parts of the world.  The teachings will be used to help achieve a holistic understanding of problems faced in today’s world and will be used to more specifically examine (1) attainment of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), (2) peace, communal harmony and national integration, and (3) global cultural confluence.

For more information on VSSU and the 2012 International Brotherhood Conference, please visit: http://www.vssu.in/

 

 

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