One of the main issue with BK PR is when they say 20 or 30 people, or even 2,000 or 10,000. Often, those individuals are all BKs or demi-BKs rather than a widespread of society. Often they will have a mix of BKs being BKs - dressed in white - and BKs being "suits" or "straights" - dressed in Mufti, e.g. dependable Neville Hodgkinson or BeeGees wife Dwina Gibb. Is she BK or demi-BK? Likewise, which organisation is a BK front? Is Visions of a Better World Foundation http://www.vbwf.org/ not a BK thing started after the BKWSU Global Cooperation Project service programme? It says;
• Which one of these is not a BK front?Images and Voices of Hope is an international conversation initiative convened by three partners:
Institute for Advanced Appreciative Inquiry
The Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organization
The Visions of a Better World Foundation
• Is their strategy now to engage with "partners" who many have no clue about the BKWSU's real agenda and be happy to be the impartial icing on the BK's cake?
• Have they given up trying to make pukka BKs and instead have made a sort of "BK Lite" to suit all the celebs?
• Do these people really know what the BKWSU believe and what their agenda is or have the BKWSU forgotten it?
Images and Voices of Hope Inaugural Meeting, UK : 8 May 2001, London
On Tuesday morning May 8th, about 20 people gathered in an apartment in the Park Lane district of London to talk about convening an Images and Voices of Hope conversation in London. The group included seasoned journalists such as Olga Edridge from BBC Worldwide and Neville Hodgkinson formerly of the London Times and Sunday Times; international publicist and marketer Lynne Franks of London and Los Angeles; and poetess and artist Dwina Gibb. There was a representative from the National Health Service (Cambridgeshire Health Authority), Hillary Spiers, an independent visual artist, Julian Burton, an independent writer & producer, Gerard Brown and a number of people who work in a broad range of general communication fields.
There were also representatives from the three groups that first convened the international conversation two years ago, Rita Cleary from the Visions of a Better World Foundation, Maureen Goodman, Mona Wadhwani and Arti Lal from the Brahma Kumaris and Anne Radford, a communication professional and Appreciative Inquiry practitioner representing the SIGMA program at Case Western Reserve University.