The Mission

The mission of Dharana Nada is to foster religious and spiritual unity amongst the peoples of the world, by promoting the Universal Charter established by the World Fellowship of Religions, through
leadership of religious and spiritual institutions, and directly to individuals.

World Fellowship of Religions
Universal Charter

Resolution No. 1

This conference of the WFR resolves to establish an International Institute for the unbiased and systematic study of comparative religions.

Resolution No. 2

The basic fundamentals underlying all religious faiths are essentially the same, those being; non-violence, justice, compassion and equality, eternal love, service, and truth.

Resolution No. 3

The WFR will establish a delegation to collaborate and cooperate with the United Nations and UNESCO, to help transmute the moral, spiritual, and religious vacuum which currently retards the spiritual evolution of humanity.

Resolution No. 4

The WFR will cooperate with scientists in finding ways to create a synthesis and common ground for sharing knowledge and information on matters related to the upliftment of humanity.

Sacred Charter

We solemnly affirm and declare that:

  • It is our sacred duty to promote peace, human relations and understanding, through non-violent means on the basis of equality, friendship, compassion and love.
  • It is our sacred duty to assist all individuals in their attempts to develop themselves spiritually.
  • It is our sacred duty to strengthen the universal principles of religion and their application to human life.
  • It is our sacred duty to help facilitate the educational, economic, cultural and moral development of all human beings.
  • It is our sacred duty to enhance the dignity of man.
  • It is our sacred duty to render selfless service to all human beings regardless of their caste, creed, race and nationality.
  • It is our sacred duty to work to quell tensions and misunderstandings amongst various religious entities, social groups, and nations.
  • It is our sacred duty to promote religious pluralism in order to foster human unity and brotherhood.
  • It is our sacred duty to promote environmental purity and reverence for life, including clean air, water, land and food.
  • It is our sacred duty to promote a higher standard of living for all people
  • It is our sacred duty to help curb problems associated with overpopulation.
  • It is our sacred duty to help eliminate outdated religious practices, including superstitions and factional prejudices.
  • It is our sacred duty to strive to keep religion free from political influences.
  • It is our sacred duty to work to manifest the foregoing affirmations through all available means at our disposal.

The World Fellowship of Religions Story

The inspiration for the World Fellowship of Religions (WFR) was originally proposed by Kirpal Singh’s spiritual master, Baba Sawan Singh. Kirpal occasionally shared the idea with other leaders, and when he proposed it to Jain leader, Sushil Kumar, he found an enthusiastic ally. Kumar Ji offered to host an international conference, and from there, the WFR was born.

Coincidently, at that same time, India was experiencing some internal problems, stirred up by fanatical religious entities. The situation became so dire that the government had to send in the Indian Army to help maintain order.

The Red Fort in Old Delhi

World Fellowship of Religions

Kirpal with Nehru and Indira Gandhi

Nehru summoned Kirpal and asked him to intervene with religious leaders, in the hopes of garnering their support in quelling the unrest. Kirpal spent the next two months, crisscrossing the subcontinent, visiting with religious leaders. During these meetings, he promoted the upcoming WFR conference. Kirpal won them over. They pitched in to help settle the unrest, and later, became delegates to Kirpal’s WFR.

The first WFR conference was held at the Red Fort in Old Delhi in November, 1957, drawing an estimated 200,000 participants. Attending dignitaries included the Indian Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, plus the Indian President, Vice President, and Education Minister. Kirpal was elected unanimously as its first president, a position he occupied for the next 17 years. The WFR is now a United Nations chartered organization.

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