Sujala Mukerji was born in Mumbai (Bombay) and came to Canada in 1980. She received her BA from Bombay University, as well as a post-graduate Diploma in Journalism. Sue is a practicing Hindu, and Hinduism for her is a way of life. Growing up in cosmopolitan Mumbai and attending a convent school, Sue had friends who were Catholics, Protestants, Muslims, Buddhists, Jews and Sikhs. This taught her about different religions, diversity and respect.
For the past three years, Sue has been involved with Inter Faith Food Distribution. This grass roots organization serves hot homemade food to 80/100 people in Whalley, Surrey on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Saturdays of the month. They also serve an annual New Years Community Lunch to seniors in the community of White Rock/South Surrey. Sue reports this has been a very humbling experience, for herself and all the members of the group. Sue has also been involved with the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board Blanket Drive for the past 10 years. This is a yearly fall event of collecting warm clothing for the homeless and group homes that are in need for the winter.
Sue has also assisted with fund-raising for the Think Foundation in Mumbai, a United Way charity which works to support and care for children with Thallassemia in India. Many of the faith communities of India are affected by Thalassemia, an inherited blood disorder that is fatal without proper treatment.
Sue was as a Board member of the InterSpiritual Centre of Vancouver Society, and part of the planning team for the Salish Sea Bioregional Gathering in 2017. She is very pleased to contribute in any way she can as a Convener of the new ISC organization, the Interspiritual Sustainability Council.