seedlingsmallOn the 22nd of May 2014 an international conference "From the ecology of soul to the ecology of nature" was successfully hosted in the capital of Moldova, Chisinau (CIS).The conference was organized on the initiative of the Chisinau Centre of Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University within socially significant project "Bridge of Kindness." Co-founders of the conference were: the National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History of the Republic of Moldova; Republican Centre of non-governmental organizations "Harmony"; Association "Moldova and its national minorities", UNESCO Club; Family Federation in Moldova.

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GreenSeriesOneEvening programmes, in Cantonese and English were held in the BK centre at Dragon road, Tin Hau Temple, Hong Kong on 13th and 15th July 2014.  Videos of talks given elsewhere in the world were shown, plus talks by local environmental experts were given.  As ever for the Hong Kong centre, food and entertainment were provided.

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PowerShiftUKBreaking down barriers and diversifying the Climate
Movement.

Power Shift UK Power Shift UK is part of Global Power Shift – the starting point in the international climate movement that aims to strengthen, link & inspire groups/individuals to create a stronger, diverse climate movement.  This report is of the meeting held May 2014 at University College London (UCL)


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Panel DiscussionSmallA panel discussion was set up as a side event to the 26th session of the Human Rights Council, on Thursday, 19 June 2014, at the Palais des Nations, by the Geneva Interfaith Forum on Climate Change, Environment and Human Rights.

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Global Peace Initiative of Women and the Gross National Happiness Center of Bhutan - Gathering in June 2013

Bhutan2014-06The Kingdom of Bhutan is leading the way in seeking a new development paradigm that has as it central values the happiness and wellbeing of its people and the health of its environment. The Gross National Happiness Index is designed to assess how the nation is doing in this regard. The Kingdom has taken many steps to ensure the health of its eco systems, including a commitment to maintain 60% forest cover, to grow its food organically, to ban plastics, to have one day each month be a carless day, among other efforts.

Sister Jayanti of Brahma Kumaris gave significant contributions to this gathering.

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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.