BK Environmental Commitment for 2013
- Published on Wednesday, 14 November 2012 18:30
A wider view
The Brahma Kumaris Environmental Policy aims to encourage all of us throughout the organization to feel that we are guardians of the Earth's resources.
We can help each other to grow in terms of our awareness of the natural world as a living system that needs our care; and deepen our concern for cultures living in environmentally susceptible lands.By becoming more mindful of these issues and more compassionate in our attitudes we can make environmental choices that can be felt in all spheres of our lives – in our homes and personal life as well as in Brahma Kumaris activities and buildings. We will use all resources in a more mindful and sustainable way.
Spirituality & Sustainability
- Published on Sunday, 10 June 2012 18:52
by Valériane Bernard
Many people in the world still refrain from disposing of cooking oil in the sink with the excuse that the governments are not doing anything concrete! They also rant about the value of saving water to protect the environment, if councils and leaders do not care? This defeatist thinking overlooks the power of the individual and surrenders all power to external agencies. Is this what we want?
Homage to the Tree Heroes
- Published on Wednesday, 02 May 2012 13:03
Anthony Strano, April 2012
This post will neither be about environmental policies, nor political/social issues regarding ecology. This not a watchdog post to monitor but it is just a post to say a great thank you, to express gratefulness to the green heroes of our planet, who silently and gallantly do their duty in the world's forests but more so in millions of cities, towns and their parks. The heroes who are the lungs of Humanity, whose existence facilitates our own.
The Green Saint, the patron of animals and the environment
- Published on Saturday, 14 April 2012 17:17
Anthony Strano, April 2012
It is early April, early morning and the curling mist fills the valley below Assisi. The only things I hear are the birds and the bells which chirrup and chime in turn. Otherwise a silence embraces the dawn lit city. A silence that has existed, I am sure, in Assisi during the time of Francis and Clare.
- Published on Wednesday, 25 May 2011 21:05
With inflation knocking on the door, and unemployment statistics rising, people are finding it increasingly difficult to ‘keep up with the Jones’s’! And yet the urge to buy impulsively and compete with the latest consumer trends, despite not having the bank balance to match it, is ever increasing. Whether it is the acquisition of mobile phones, cars, outfits, perfumes or the latest fashion fads, there is a strong yearning in the soul to ‘fit in’. To be like others; to be seen to be affording everything! But where do we draw the line and say it’s ‘enough’?
How much is enough? If wage earners were questioned as to whether they found their salaries to be satisfactory, it would be interesting to know the answers. Do most people not feel they should be earning more? And if so, how much more is it going to take to gratify the soul?
How many pairs of shoes are enough? How many clothes do we need in our wardrobe to dress us? How much food in our pantry is enough to feed us? How do we gauge this balance between need and greed? In fact everything can be enough when the heart is big and generous and when it’s not, then nothing is enough.