Sister Jayanti Kirpalani

The European Director of the Brahma Kumaris and their representative to the UN in Geneva.

I see the erosion of spiritual values as the underlying cause of the crises we face today.

The Forum is reaching out to people who are using spirituality in their life as leaders and who are an inspiration for others to do the same.

There is a leadership crisis, because leaders have, generally speaking, forgotten about the spiritual dimension. It is time to bring back the spirit of altruistic service into leadership.

The first step is to have harmony within the self – my feelings and my conscience, my emotions and my reason – and then to make the link with the Divine, so that I develop spiritual power. This increases my capacity to have an open heart and mind and to create harmony within differences.