KoreaReport2015The green team in South Korea have been busy with a number of activities including the Asian Civil Society Conference on Climate Change and Ecology(ACCE), which was held in South Korea, April 24-30, 2015, with the theme of “Climate Change, Sustainability and Resilience.”  They have also held a number of workshops and meetings to extend the green message.

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GCHThis seminar, facilitated by Ian Siddons Heginworth and Dr Joanna Kitto, considered the idea:

‘We live in a technological age in which we are increasingly out of touch with our environment and the consequences of this are damaging for our spiritual, mental and emotional health and our relationship of care with our environment and the world as a whole’.

It  was held in Global Co-operation House, London, the headquarters of the Brahma Kumaris in the UK, on 19th April 2015.

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28thHRCMade up of 47 member States, the United Nations Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe and for addressing situations of human rights violations.  On Friday 6th March the Council devoted a day of the 28th session (2nd to 27th March 2015) to a debate on Climate Change.  Brahma Kumaris attended the debate and had a significant role in a side event on "Human rights and climate change". Valériane Bernard of Brahma Kumaris was able to speak about the moral obligations upon individuals, nations and the international community to respond to the harm caused by climate change.

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GreenTeamTourSAmericaThe various members of the Brahma Kumaris' Green Team visited several countries of South America, holding many public programmes and meeting many government members.  The visit was most successful.  This report describes some of the activities and includes numerous location photographs.

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2014LeipzigBrahma Kumaris attended the Fourth Conference on Degrowth for Ecological Sustainability and Social Equity held in Leipzig, Germany, 3rd - 6th September 2014.  A team of four from Germany and Copenhagen attended and learned much that was useful and were able to share the idea that a change of consciousness is needed to create new ideas for sustainability.

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GREEN THOUGHT FOR TODAY

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