1. Radhanath Swami Attends Pope Francis’ 9/11 Memorial Address

    On Friday, September 25th, Pope Francis visited the 9/11 memorial site in New York City, where nearly three thousand were killed by terrorist attacks in September of 2001. While there, the pontiff prayed at the site and joined local representatives of the various world religions inside the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s Foundation Hall, for a multi-religious meeting for peace. Radhanath Swami was one of the spiritual leaders invited to the event. Other ISKCON representatives were invited, namely Annutama Das and Gadadhara Pandit Das. Prior to the popes arrival Radhanath Swami spent...
  2. Radhanath Swami Speaks at the Transformation, Leadership & Spirituality in Medicine Conference

    On Sunday, June 21, 2015, Radhanath Swami was the keynote speaker at a unique and innovative conference entitled ‘Transformation, Leadership & Spirituality in Medicine’. This event, sponsored by the Global Foundation for Ethics & Spiritual Health, included many distinguished professional speakers, including a major hospital President & CEO, a Professor of Acoustics, a hospital chaplain, and expert healthcare leaders from many diverse fields. At the start of the program, the audience, consisting of over 200 professionals, was asked this question, “what is that common space, that unspoken word that unites...
  3. Radhanath Swami Discusses “Peace and Prosperity in the 21st Century” Before International Ambassadors

    On 27th of April 2015, Radhanath Swami spoke at a Civitatis International Policy Seminar for the Ambassadors to the Court of St. James’s at Goodenough College, in the United Kingdom. The policy seminar was titled “Peace and Prosperity in the 21st Century: a Conversation with Edward Mortimer CMG and His Holiness Radhanath Swami.” Radhanath Swami was interviewed in the presence of Ambassadors and diplomats from 37 nations by Mr. Edward Mortimer CMG, Distinguished Fellow of All Souls College Oxford and former Chief Speechwriter to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Director of Communications...
  4. Video & Transcript of Radhanath Swami’s Talk at Oxford Union

    On December 3rd, 2014 Radhanath Swami was invited to participate in a historic discussion by the Oxford Union, one of the world’s most prestigious debating societies. The other speakers were Dr. Cornel West, a provocative American academic, activist and author, and Dr. Angela Davis a prominent political activist, author, and educator. The discussion was attended by 400 students and held in honor of the revolutionary campaigner of civil rights Malcolm X who himself had come to the Union 50 years ago. The topic was whether extremism in the defense of...
  5. Radhanath Swami Meets with the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee

    On February 28th, 2015 Radhanath Swami was invited by the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. They had a very pleasant meeting and the two of them discussed about the Govardhan Ecovillage, the Prayag project and the various projects connected to it. The President was happy to go through the booklet about Govardhan Ecovillage with great interest. He noted the work done by ISKCON in reviving the economic prosperity of farmers, preserving the eco system, organic farming, etc. The President glorified the unique contribution of...