Brief History and Aims of WFR
Established in 1957 by Muni Sushil Kumar, a Jain religious leader, under the president-ship of Dr S. Radhakrishnan, the then Vice-president of India, the first Congress in November 1957 was inaugurated by Dr Rajendra Prasad, the then President of India, with the late Prime Minister, Mr Jawaharlal Nehru, guiding the session at which 25 countries were represented by 260 delegates.
At the conference, Sant Kirpal Singh Ji was elected working President.
The second conference of all religions was held in Calcutta in February 1960, at which Sant Kirpal Singh presided and gave the inaugural address. The third world congress was held in Delhi in February 1965 with delegates from many countries. At this conference Sant Kirpal Singh was unanimously re-elected for a five-year period as working President and Baron W. Frary von Blomberg of Hampton, New Hampshire, as co-President.
The World Fellowship of Religions has its headquarters at 12 Lady Hardinge Road, New Delhi. The working President of this organisation, Sant Kirpal Singh, is the director and founder of Ruhani Satsang whose international headquarter is at Sawan Ashram, Shakti Nagar, Delhi-7, India. Ruhani Satsang is also known in the West as Divine Science of the Soul.
Regional conferences were held in Paris in 1966, and in Persia in June 1967.
Its noble purpose is to take up the bringing of all children of God together whether they belong to one religion or another, to create a mutual understanding and cordial relations, thus paving the way for world peace, to establish a platform where all can meet without trying to convert each other, while seeking together the Goal to which every religion points: the Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of Man.