Sri Sri has launched several initiatives to address mental health issues in Africa. Continuing the series of Africa Day (May 25th) and Africa Month (May 2020); Sri Sri engages in an annual continent-wide campaign called iMeditateAfrica (IMA).
In the spirit of the conversations had with FARC and the Colombian Government, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has once again appealed to FARC commander Iván Márquez and President of Colombia Iván Duque to give peace another chance.
Held in high esteem, Sri Sri's efforts for a peaceful dialogue in Venezuela were welcomed and applauded by President Maduro, Mr. Juan Guaidó (political leader and president of the national assembly, Venezuela) and the opposition leaders.
Sharing his ideas on peace and conflict resolution with President Maduro and Vice President Delcy Rodriguez, Sri Sri expressed his willingness to meet with the opposition leaders to diffuse the tension and bringing peace in the country.
Main Muslim petitioners, Haji Mehboob and Mohammad Umar have signed a statement calling for an out of court settlement. The Imam of Kevda Masjid, Ayodhya, and Imam of Tedhi Bazaar Masjid, Ayodhya, have also signed the statement.
The leaders of United People’s Liberation Army, after eight years of armed struggle, pledged to choose the way of democracy and peace to achieve their goals, at The Art of Living International Center in Bengaluru.
Sri Sri sends a Paigam-e-Mohabaat to Kashmir by bringing together families of slain militants, army personnel and local Kashmiris on a single platform. 200 affected families including women attended the program.
The Homecoming Ceremony of 68 cadres of outlawed Manipur militant groups in Imphal on the eve of 71st Independence Day marked a landmark in The Art of Living’s efforts of bringing peace in troubled areas.
I Meditate Africa conducts mass peace meditations/prayers for Africa at schools, colleges, universities, prisons, factories, churches, corporates, for an entire month across the continent, culminating with a guided Peace Meditation on Africa Day with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
After the past successful tours that culminated in the FARC committing to non-violence and a big thrust to the historic peace deal for Colombia, Gurudev is back in Colombia at the invitation of the Colombian government to take the reconciliation process forward.
Today, in Colombia, in the referendum to ratify the peace agreement between President Santos and the FARC Group, a narrow margin divided the yes-or-no vote, with 49.8 percent voting in favor and 50.2 percent of Colombians rejecting it.
On invitation of the Colombian president? & the FARC leadership?, Gurudev ?Sri Sri Ravi Shankar ?will attend the historic signing ceremony of the peace agreement between FARC and the Colombian government in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia on September 26. (Sri Sri is the only spiritual leader from the East.)
The Art of Living today hosted an active interaction “Britain and India: A partnership for Prosperity” with the Members of the European Parliament, Mr Nirj Deva, Daniel Hannan and its founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
The ongoing peace process in Cuba received a big boost with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Spiritual leader and humanitarian facilitating a meeting between the first prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Dr.?L?uis Moreno Ocampo, and a peace delegation of FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) led by Alias Ivan Marquez.
Sri Sri, who is currently in Europe, had a telephone conversation with FARC leader Iván Márquez on, July 6th 2015, through his translator. The call served as a strong reiteration to him, to keep his promise of adopting non-violent methods to fight for social justice. Sri Sri reasoned that if this promise was not upheld, it could prove disastrous and people would lose faith in the peace process.
A passionate resolve to work on restoring peace in its country echoed through the corridors of the Colombian Parliament as the President of the House bestowed the country’s highest civilian award on Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
During May 2015, over 500 000 people across Africa meditated for Peace in Africa. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar marked Africa day celebration on May 23rd through one of the largest African peace initiative, by uniting 25 African countries in a global online peace meditation for the prosperity of the continents people, resources, animals and natures.
Sri Sri led 3 million people worldwide in the ‘Chants for Global Peace and Happiness' at MMRDA grounds, Mumbai, India. Social and religious leaders from different faiths who also participated in the event applauded the social, cultural and peace efforts of the Art of Living towards the vision of a One World Family.
While fear and uncertainty looming over large part of Iraq, two Art of Living Faculty members Christoph Glaser and Mawahib Shaibani embarked on a mission. They began imparting leadership training and peace building initiatives to 35 Members of Parliament in Arbil, Kurdistan, Iraq.
On October 26th 2013, Sri Sri met with the families of the riot victims in Muzaffarnagar. He emphasized the need for restoring mutual trust among the communities. “Peace and harmony is needed to ensure progress and development,” he said.Sri Sri was embraced with equal anticipation by people from either side of the hostile communal conflict.