Learning to Live in Harmony with our natural world is the most pressing need of our time. As more of us are exposed to increasing streams of information there is also a need to access greater calm and compassion. In order to hear the call to live as global citizens, we need to take greater care for each other and our increasingly fragile Earth.
Brahma Kumaris Environment Initiative is about awakening greater environmental awareness within our own organisation, as well as collaborating and learning from others through dialogue, partnerships, UN conferences and local initiatives. As a spiritual organisation our main aim is to help people to experience greater well-being through inner peace and higher values. Hence our environmental initiative is based on five main principles:
A conference in the Netherlands entitled 'One Earth Community, One Common Destiny' was held 29th June 2015. The full-day conference, a celebration of the 15 years of completion of the Earth Charter in the Netherlands, took place in an hotel in a beautiful estate in the middle of a forest called 'Zonheuvel'. Around 100 people were present at the conference which included key influential speakers from around the world.
Each year the EU sets aside time to focus on energy issues. This year it was the period 15-19 June. Brahma Kumaris (BK) actively supported this with lectures and workshops to raise public awareness of the issues.