Prof. Dr. Vishwanath D. Karad

10,000 People. 80 Nations. 50 Faiths

Reclaming The Heart Of Our Humanity

Working together for world of compassion, peace, justice and compatibility

Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

2015 Parliament of the World's Religions

For the first time in more than twenty years, the Parliament of the World’s Religions returns to the United States, bringing people of spirit and faith from around the world to beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah! Ten thousand people from over 80 countries and 50 different religious and spiritual traditions will come together to share, learn, network,Parliament Board Chair, Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid reminds us that “Faith brings out the best in us, and interfaith brings out the best of our faiths.”

  • Date: October 15- 19, 2015
  • Location: Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
  • Speaker: Dr.Vishwanath  D. Karad
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Too often, religion is misused as an instrument for division and injustice, betraying the very ideals and teachings that lie at the heart of each of the world’s great traditions. However, at their best, religious and spiritual traditions shape the lives of billions of people in wise and wonderful ways. When our diverse communities work in harmony for the common good, there is hope that the world can be transformed.

The 2015 Parliament continues our rich tradition of initiating dialogue and nurturing relationships among people of difference, providing a framework for expressing many visions of a just, peaceful, and sustainable future. This shared commitment has opened the way for a new era of cooperative action among the world’s religious and spiritual communities as well as civil and political societies. The well-being of Earth and all life depends on this.

Schedule & Session

Session 1

SHARED SESSION

2.00 p.m - 3.30 p.m

Theme:Science, Religion and Sharing the Well

Topic: Significance of Union of Science and Religion/Spirituality
to Bring Peace and Harmony to Mankind

Session 1

PLENARY SESSION

7.00 p.m

Theme:War, Terrorism, Hate Speech

Topic: how value based education can help reduce hate speech and violence.

Session 1

7 am-8 am

Observances

8:15 am-9:45 am

Workshops (5)

10:00 am-11:30 am

Workshops (6)

11:30 am – 2:30 pm

LANGAR

Session 2

1:15 pm-2:00 pm

Practice for the Cantata for the Earth Parliament Choir

11:45 am – 1:15 pm

Workshops (7)

1:30 pm – 3  :00 pm

PLENARY 3  SPOTLIGHT ON INCOME INEQUALITY/DALAI LAMA

(Note: people will need to be screened before entering the hall; doors will be open 2 hours ahead of time)

Session 3

3:30 pm– 5:00 pm

Workshops (8)

7:00 pm

PLENARY 4 - FOCUS ON  WAR,
VIOLENCE, and HATE

9:00

Community Concert
Danny Wright performing

Session 1

7:00 am-8:00 am

Observances

8:15 am -9:45 am

Workshops (9)

10:00 am-11:30 am

Workshops (10)

Session 2

11:30 am-1:30 pm

GOLDEN LUNCHEON

11:30 am-2:30 pm

LANGAR

1:15 pm -2:00 pm

Choir Practice

Session 3

1:45 pm -3:15 pm

Workshops (11)

3:30 pm-5:00 pm

PLENARY 5: FOCUS
ON CLIMATE CHANGE

5: 15 pm-6:45 pm

Workshops (12)

6:30 pm

SACRED MUSIC
NIGHT – Mormon Tabernacle

Session 1

7:00 am-8:00 a.m

Observances

8:30 am – 10:00 am

Workshops (13)

10:30 am – 12:00 pm

PLENARY 6:  
SPOTLIGHT ON INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

Session 2

1:15 pm -2:00 pm

Choir Practice

11:30 am-2:30 pm

LANGAR

12:15 pm-1:45 pm

Workshops (14)

2:00 pm-3:30 pm

Workshops (15) including the Parliament
Choir singing the Cantata for the (Plenary Hall)

Session 3

3:45 pm– 5:15 pm

CLOSING PLENARY
COMMISSIONING

All during the Parliament event there will be “The Gathering Place”  which will have comfortable seating, food for sale, and a corner stage with some informal programming.

Prof. Dr. Vishwanath D. Karad

Founder, Executive President and Director General Maharashtra Academy of Engineering and Educational Research (MAEER) World Peace Centre

Prof. (Dr.) Vishwanath D. Karad, born in a very pious farmer’s family, in the tiny village, Rameshwar (Rui) in the State of Maharashtra, India has earned a great reverence, respect and recognition for his distinguished services through his missionary pursuit in promoting the “Value Based Universal Education System’’ and Training Programmes for ‘World Peace.’ He is one of the internationally acclaimed educationists, a great visionary and a highly devoted teacher of repute.

Prof. Vishwanath Karad, with his tremendous sense of dedication and commitment to promote the “Culture of Peace” in the world, has devoted his entire life for the noble cause of human welfare. His life Mission for World Peace, and the pioneering work in promoting “Value Based Universal Education System” has helped hundreds of thousands of students and others in developing their positive mindsets.


Achievements

  • Founder President & Director General, WORLD PEACE CENTER of MAEER’s MIT, Pune, India.
  • UNESCO CHAIR Holder & Regional Co-ordinator for Asia-Pacific Region, UNESCO CHAIR for Human Rights, Democracy, Peace & Tolerance
  • Member, WORLD ASSOCIATION OF NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS, NEW YORK
  • Member, Founding Council, UBUNTU – WORLD FORUM OF NETWORKS, BARCELONA, SPAIN
  • Member, International Advisory Board, INTER-RELIGIOUS AND INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION FOR WORLD PEACE, NEW YORK
  • Member, Board of Directors, UNITED STATES EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION IN INDIA (USEFI) FOR THE YEAR 2002
  • Founder, Executive President, “SHREE KSHETRA ALANDI - DEHU PARISAR VIKAS SAMITI”, Pune
  • Founder, Executive President, SAINT SHREE DNYANESHWARA AND SAINT SHREE TUKARAM ENDOWMENT LECTURE SERIES TRUST, PUNE
  • Founder, Executive President, WORLD PEACE RESEARCH FOUNDATION, PUNE, INDIA

Awards

  • Raja Ram Mohan Roy National Award
  • Bharat Gaurav Award
  • Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar National Award
  • Vidnyan Ratna Puraskar
  • Rashtra Bhushanam Puraskar
  • Vishwa Tatva Bhushana Award
  • Punya Mudra Puraskar by PMC
  • Marathawada Gaurav Puraskar
  • Sahyadri Navratna Puraskar by Mumbai Doordarshan
  • Shikshan Ratna Puraskar
  • Bhrunga Rushi Puraskar - September
  • Millennium Award by Zoroastrian College
  • Award of Excellence in Education
  • Samata Puraskar
  • Pradnyawant Puraskar
  • Dharma Bhushanam Puraskar
  • Ambassador for Peace Awarded by IIFWP
  • Bhakti Bhushanam Puraskar Awarded by Mantralayam
  • Samata Award
  • Loknete Yashwantrao Chavan Shikshak and Vidyarthi Puraskar
  • Madhav-Mandakini Award
  • Alandi Bhushan Puraskar
  • Garuda Award
  • Morya Gosavi Puraskar

Maharashtra Institute Of Technology (MIT)

Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT)

MAEER'S Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT), established in 1983, is today amongst the top engineering colleges in India. The news magazine 'Outlook' has ranked MIT Pune as 1st in Maharashtra & 11th in India amongst the finest Private Engineering Colleges. MIT is affiliated to the University of Pune and recognized by the Government of Maharashtra and the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi.

MIT, Pune Institutes offer four year degree courses in various branches of engineering and post graduate courses in select areas. Admission to all courses is based on merit as per rules and norms laid down by the Director Technical Education ( DTE), Maharashtra State.

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