Back 410On November 8th 2015, a Mega Public Program on “Collective Raj-yoga for Universal Peace” organized by the Brahma Kumaris institution at India Gate Grounds was held.  It witnessed a huge gathering of around fifty thousand raj-yoga practitioners from India and abroad. Over nine lakh raj-yoga students of Brahma Kumaris in 146 countries in all continents also did meditation at the same Indian time.  Dadi Janki, who is almost 100 years old, gave a talk in which she emphasised that a spiritual lifestyle will improve the atmosphere and reduce the effects of climate change.

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Geneva2015At the Human Rights Council, 22 September 2015, a group of civil society organisations in Geneva working on climate change and human rights organised a Side Event “From Geneva to Paris: One voice on rights for a just climate agreement”. This side event offered an opportunity to hear the joint call of constituencies of the civil society to include strong and effective human rights language in the Agreement in Paris and views of the States leading the UNFCCC process.

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Francois201506François Becher (Brahma Kumaris, France) visited Kyrgyzstan and on 8 and 9 July 2015 he gave two public lectures: “Our Inner Ecology and our Outer Environment” and “The Way to Wisdom” at the library of the Kyrgyz State University.  He also ran a retreat and inspired meditation in some very eco-friendly buildings.

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The Brahma Kumaris family in Gold Coast Australia tell a wonderful story of the tree in their garden and how it was saved from the ravages of cyclone Oswald.

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Geneva2015As organizations across the globe promote strong measures against climate change, the Geneva Interfaith Forum on Climate Change Environment and Human Rights, (Forum composed of the World Council of Churches, Franciscan International, Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University and Southern Diaspora Research and Development Center) organized a side event to the United Nations Human Rights Council on 22 June, 2015, themed ”Human Rights and Climate Change: Spiritual Dimension and Negotiations towards Paris”.  PAX Press Agency (Geneva) made a video report that can be see here...

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GREEN THOUGHT FOR TODAY

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. Ralph Waldo Emerson