interfaith-dialogue (2)

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By Madhava Smullen

In the U.K., devotees from ISKCON Leicester’s congregation joined a total of nearly twenty families for a groundbreaking scheme called ‘Come Dine Together,’ designed to build friendships and understanding between Hindus and Muslims.

ISKCON Leicester has a close working relationship with St Philip’s Centre, the charity for interfaith understanding that launched the scheme. During a discussion with the Centre’s Deputy Director Riaz Ravat, ISKCON Leicester temple president Prad

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By Madhava Smullen

On June 28th, 1974, ISKCON Founder-Acharya Srila Prabhupada was invited to speak at St. Pascal’s Franciscan Seminary in Melbourne, Australia. When a guest mentioned that St. Francis of Assisi would address living beings and other aspects of the creation as ‘brother dog,’ ‘sister cat,’ ‘sister water’ and brother wind,’ Srila Prabhupada nodded in appreciation.

“This is real God consciousness,” he said. “To accept the trees, plants, lower animals, insignificant ants even, as

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