From, "The False Dawn; The United Religions Initiative, Globalism, and the Quest for a One-World Religion" by Lee Pen. Publisher: Sophia Perennis (February 15, 2005).
Lee Pen wrote:Sister jayanti, the European director of the Brahma Kumaris (a primarily female order with Hindu roots), was asked as a 1998 meeting of 20 world religious leaders; "Thinking 5 or 10 years from now, what will have made this worthwhile for you?".
Quoting BK supporter, Anne Radford's magazine 'Appreciative Inquiry Newletter', May 1999, Jayanti, a URI supporter, stated her dream that there will be no more religious conversions: "The leaders of religions will be trusting each other and encouraging their organizations to function from a position of peace and frienship not from competition, mistrust or conversion."
The United Religions Initiative (URI) was founded by Bishop William E. Swing and inspired to bring people of diverse faith into cooperation for peace by the example of the work of nations of the world through United Nations. The movement to found it began in 1996, culminating in the signing of the United Religions Initiative Charter in 2000.
"The purpose of the URI is to promote enduring daily interfaith cooperation, to end religiously motivated violence, and to create cultures of peace, justice and healing for the Earth and all living beings."
The URI emphasises a decentralised, grass roots structure that includes not only representation of the world's major religious organizations, but also other voices not often heard. It complements the work of and collaborates with other local and international interfaith organizations, such as the Council for a Parliament of the Worlds Religions.