Extract from the booklet “The role of religion in development policy”.
February 2016: After talks during the Berlin conference Partners for Change on Religion and Development with Mrs. Tawakkol Karman who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011.
February 2016: In dialogue with German State Secretary Silberhorn in Berlin, who agreed with Gurmat’s universal spiritual approach and said: “In politics one needs to listen to what the majority wants. In religion one needs to listen to what is truthful. We expect from religious people truthfulness and that they give us universal answers to the challenges of mankind.”
February 2016: Prayer at the Berlin Conference Partners for Change.
February 2016: After long talks in Berlin on the current challenges of humankind, an American Indian from the indigenous Lenape tradition dedicates a song to Dharam Singh Nihang Singh about the Great Creator, Mother Earth and the Buffalo as the sustainer.
June 2016: Talks on interreligious dialogue and the UN 2030 Agenda (SDGs) with Muslim representative Syed Farid Ahmed (Mujeddedi) in Fatehgarh Sahib.
February 2015: Talking with Mrs. Christina Rau, wife of former German president Johannes Rau, during the Religon Matters event in Berlin. Some time after the conversation she sent a letter expressing her appreciation for the inspiring talk.