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Profile of registrant

Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University UK

Identification number in the register: 92131689062-91
Registration date: 06/07/12 12:56:24

The information on this organisation was last modified on 04/07/14 10:28:56
The date of the last annual update was 04/07/14 10:28:56


Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University UK
Acronym: BKWSU UK
Legal status: Registered Charity 269971
Website address: http://www.bkwsu.org/uk

Sections

Section: V - Organisations representing churches and religious communities
and more precisely: Organisations representing churches and religious communities

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Ms  Parul Shah
Position: Trustee

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Ms  Jayanti Kirpalani
Position: European Director

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 65-69 Pound Lane 
London NW10 2HH
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone number: (+44) 2087273350
Fax number: (+44) 2087273351
Other contact information: Brahma Kumaris
Bischoffsheimlaan 39, 4th Floor
1000 Brussels
Tel: 024633827
email: kathryn.hendry@be.brahmakumaris.org

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: The Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (UK) teaches Raja Yoga as a way of experiencing peace of mind and a positive approach to life.

The University provides opportunities for people from all religious and cultural backgrounds to explore their own spirituality and learn skills of reflection and meditation derived from Raja Yoga, which will help develop inner calm, clear thinking and personal well-being.

We work with regional,national and local organisations and community groups in such areas as inter-religious dialogue, youth programmes,environmental initiatives, education, health-care, prison outreach, social work and women’s and men’s groups. BKWSU (UK) was established as a UK charity in 1975 and charges no fees for any of its activities, being funded by voluntary contributions.

BKWSU (UK) is a part of a global network of Brahma Kumaris organisations in over 100 countries.

The spiritual headquarters, Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University, is in Mt Abu, Rajasthan, India. Brahma Kumaris is in general consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council and in consultative status with UNICEF.
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • sub-national
  • national
  • European
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 4
Complementary information: Maureen Goodman, Jayanti Kirpalani & Parul Shah are based in London.

Kathryn Hendry, the main contact person is based in Brussels.

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Kathryn Hendry 19/09/13 17/09/14

Activities

Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:


Throughout the year we have attended various round table discussions and conferences on the topics of Religion, Sustainable Development

Religions for Peace - European Council of Religious Leaders
"The Role of Religion or Belief in Promoting Inclusive Democracy in Europe and in the EU's external relations.
UNIC - Resilient People, Resilient Planet: For a Future Worth Choosing
enorb - European Network on Religion & Belief
EU Sustainable Energy for All Summit
European Hindu Leaders Meeting

Other Brahma Kumaris network organisations participated in EU Sustainable Energy Week, under the title "Aligned Awareness and Action for the Future we Want" Exhibition displaying BKWSU initiatives: India One - Solar Thermal Power Plant Project, Sustainable Yogic Agriculture & Simple Living. 4 Workshops were delivered and 1 seminar.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Climate Action
  • Culture
  • Development
  • Education
  • Environment
  • External Relations
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Youth

Structure

Total number of members that are natural persons: 5,000
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):
  • AUSTRIA
  • BELGIUM
  • CROATIA
  • CZECH REPUBLIC
  • DENMARK
  • ESTONIA
  • FINLAND
  • FRANCE
  • GERMANY
  • GREECE
  • HUNGARY
  • IRELAND
  • ITALY
  • LATVIA
  • LITUANIA
  • NETHERLANDS
  • POLAND
  • PORTUGAL
  • ROMANIA
  • SLOVAKIA
  • SPAIN
  • SWEDEN
  • UNITED KINGDOM

  • ARGENTINA
  • ARUBA
  • AUSTRALIA
  • AZERBAIJAN
  • BANGLADESH
  • BARBADOS
  • BELARUS
  • BENIN
  • BOLIVIA
  • BOTSWANA
  • BRAZIL
  • BURKINA FASO
  • BURUNDI
  • CAMBODIA
  • CAMEROON
  • CANADA
  • CENTRAL AFRICAN, REPUBLIC
  • CHILE
  • CHINA
  • COLOMBIA
  • CONGO
  • CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF
  • COSTA RICA
  • DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
  • ECUADOR
  • EL SALVADOR
  • EQUATORIAL GUINEA
  • ETHIOPIA
  • FIJI
  • GABON
  • GAMBIA
  • GEORGIA
  • GHANA
  • GIBRALTAR
  • GRENADA
  • GUADELOUPE
  • GUATEMALA
  • GUINEA
  • GUINEA BISSAU
  • GUYANA
  • ICELAND
  • INDIA
  • INDONESIA
  • ISLE OF MAN
  • ISRAEL
  • JAMAICA
  • JAPAN
  • KAZAKHSTAN
  • KENYA
  • KOREA, REPUBLIC OF
  • LEBANON
  • LESOTHO
  • LIBERIA
  • MADAGASCAR
  • MALAWI
  • MALAYSIA
  • MALI
  • MAURITIUS
  • MEXICO
  • MOLDOVA, REPUBLIC OF
  • MONGOLIA
  • MOZAMBIQUE
  • NAMIBIA
  • NEPAL
  • NEW ZEALAND
  • NIGER
  • NIGERIA
  • NORWAY
  • PANAMA
  • PARAGUAY
  • PERU
  • PHILIPPINES
  • REUNION
  • RUANDA
  • RUSSIA, FEDERATION OF
  • SENEGAL
  • SERBIA
  • SEYCHELLES
  • SIERRA LEONE
  • SINGAPORE
  • SOUTH AFRICA
  • SRI LANKA
  • SURINAM
  • SWAZILAND
  • SWITZERLAND
  • TANZANIA, UNITED RE UBLIC OF
  • THAILAND
  • TOGO
  • TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
  • TURKEY
  • TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
  • UGANDA
  • UKRAINE
  • UNITED STATES
  • URUGUAY
  • VENEZUELA
  • ZAMBIA
  • ZIMBABWE
Complementary information: 5000 is representative of members in BKWSU(UK) and other Brahma Kumaris network organisations across Europe.

BKWSU (UK) primarily operates in the UK and the list of countries above is where there are other Brahma Kumaris network organisations.

Networking

Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.




Registered Charity in England & Wales (269971) and Scotland (SC040512)

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 12/2013
Total budget: 1,752,846
of which public financing: 0
- from European sources:
- Procurement: 0
- Grants: 0
- from national sources: 0
- from local/regional sources: 0
from other sources: 1,752,846
- donations: 1,455,945
- contributions from members: 0
Income : 122,902
Other sources : 173,999
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

None

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.