Brahma Kumaris, a global spiritual organisation, celebrates its 50th anniversary in Africa, marking a half-century of promoting peace, spiritual enlightenment, and positive transformation.
Founded in 1937 in India, the Brahma Kumaris has been a beacon of spiritual guidance and meditation globally, with its first centre in Nairobi, Kenya, and later spread to South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, and Uganda.
Brahma Kumaris is celebrating a milestone, hence hosting a series of events across Africa, starting in Nairobi. The festivities include meditation sessions, workshops, and cultural programmes so as to promote spirituality and transformative power.
Speaking during the International Women Conference, Sister Shivani, a prominent spiritual teacher and one of the key figures in the Brahma Kumaris organisation, expressed her gratitude for the journey the organisation has undertaken in Africa.
“Our mission is to empower individuals to live a life of purpose, peace, and compassion. Over the past five decades, we have witnessed countless stories of personal growth and positive change in the lives of those who have embraced our teachings,” she stated.
The organisation emphasised the universality of spiritual values, encouraging people from all walks of life to embark on a journey of self-discovery and inner peace. The organisation’s core principles revolve around meditation, self-awareness, and the development of a positive and inclusive worldview.
Local leaders and dignitaries have joined the anniversary celebrations, acknowledging the positive impact the organisation has had on their communities. Their commitment to social service, environmental consciousness, and fostering interfaith dialogue has earned them recognition and support from various quarters.
As the anniversary events continue, the organisation aims to further expand their outreach programmes, promoting spiritual well-being and contributing to the holistic development of individuals and societies across Africa.
The 50th anniversary serves as a reminder of the organisation’s enduring commitment to fostering a world where individuals live in harmony with themselves and with one another.
By Hamdi Buthul