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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The Brahma Kumaris were invited to join the launch of ourvoices.net on Wednesday, September 17 at the United Nations Church Center, New York City, USA, by Rev Fletcher Harper, Executive Director of GreenFaith and Gopal Patel, Project Manager of The Bhumi Project.   It was an honor for the Brahma Kumaris to join the event where representatives and leaders from various spiritual traditions, as well as musicians and activists, including Dr James Hansen, one of the world’s experts on the science for the Earth were present to share their voices.  Sister Gayatri of Brahma Kumaris gave a presentation on the 6 Habits of the heart for Sustainablity.

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As part of a global effort to mobilize action and ambition on climate change, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon organized a Climate Summit on 23 September 2014 in New York. In order to highlight the specific contributions that faith traditions bring to the international climate debate, the World Council of Churches and Religions for Peace organized an Interfaith Summit on Climate Change, held in New York 21-22 September 2014.  The Brahma Kumaris attended as one of the 30 invited heads of spiritual organisations from around the world..

This report describes the highlights of the summit and the powerful statements of the participants.  The significant input by Brahma Kumaris is also described.

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Here you can read the statement that was signed by the participants:

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A video-summary from the Interfaith Climate Summit :

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On Friday 19th and Saturday 20th September 2014, the weekend before the United Nations Climate Summit the “Religion for the Earth Conference”, conference was held in New York.  This report gives a summary of the conference and the participation of the Brahma Kumaris.

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GREEN THOUGHT FOR TODAY

There is hope if people will begin to awaken that spiritual part of themselves, that heartfelt knowledge that we are caretakers of this planet.