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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A short video of service news in Mexico including Pachama training, working with Mayans and companies.

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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GREEN THOUGHT FOR TODAY

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.