Inauguration of URI International Peace Research Institute

13 May 2011

We are happy to announce the inauguration of URI International Peace Research Institute (IPRI) in Kerala in conjunction with the Fourth International Holy Books Conference (Intertextuality Series), scheduled to be held at Karickam from 27- to 29 August, 2011.

Dr. Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan has kindly consented to inaugurate the Conference and Sri Prasanna Venkatachariar Chaturvedi Swamiji (Chairman, Ramanuja Mission India Trust) will kindly inaugurate the URI Peace Research Institute. We expect Rev. Canon Dr. Charles Gibbs, URI International Executive Director to inaugurate the IPRI endowment Fund by receiving the first contributions of one lakh rupees each from Sri. Chaturvedi Swamiji and Dr. Abraham Karickam. Our goal is to raise one crore rupees by accepting generous donations of one lakh each from 100 people.

Dignitaries from different parts of the world will attend. They will include Dr. Ruwan Palapathwala (RMIT, Melbourne), Ven. Dr. Jinwol Lee (Korea), Ian Fry (Australia), Shanthi Hettiarachchi (UK), Galina Ermolina (Siberia), Prof. Dr. Kazi Nurul Islam (Dhaka University), Dr. Andrew Wicking (Australia), Dr. Sujathatha Wijetilleke (Sri Lanka), Kesava Swami (Argentina), Ifthekar Hai (U.S.A), Swami Vasudeva Rao (Vedanta Institute, Calcutta), Justice P.K. Shamsuddin (WFIRC), Fr. Albert Nambiarparampil (WFIRC), Rev. Dr. M. J. Joseph (Former Director, ECC, Bangalore), Chittaranjan Polson (ECC, Bangalore), Fr. M. D. Thomas (CBCI, New Delhi), Kunjumone George (U.S.A) and so on.

We beseech your wholehearted prayers, blessings and support. Drops make an ocean. Humble initiatives can become great movements. Now is the time to save humanity and our world from further strife and destruction. Let us light a candle and the veil of darkness will vanish.

Kindly try to bless us with your esteemed presence on the occasion of this inauguration.

UPDATE 10/24: The website for the URI International Peace Research Institute has launched at