Pluralism and Universalism within Hinduism

Bangalore Initiative for Religious Dialogue (BIRD) is a low profile organization formed in 2001, by a small group of Hindus, Muslims and Christians in Bangalore, who are strongly convinced about the dire need to preserve inter-faith amity in the true and abiding traditions of India, which is a living symbol of religious diversity and inclusiveness.

BIRD organizes seminars, consultations, panel discussions and dialogues. The annual lecture series in memory of Rev. Dr Stanley Samartha remains the signature event of BIRD’s inter-faith activities undertaken in the cosmopolitan city of Bangalore. Many important Indian writers and religious leaders have spoken in this series.

10th Stanley Samartha Memorial Lecture “Pluralism and Universalism Within Hinduism”

By Pandit Vamadeva Shastri (David Frawley) March 2012