Worldwide News & Events
Environmental activities in Hong Kong
Evening 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.
Power Shift UK 2014-05
Breaking down barriers and diversifying the Climate
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)
Report of panel during the 26th session of the Human Rights Council
A 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.
Balancing Material and Spiritual Development - Bhutan
Global Peace Initiative of Women and the Gross National Happiness Center of Bhutan - Gathering in June 2013
The 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.
Values, conscience and climate change
Learning to live in harmony with our natural world is the most pressing need of our time.
Solutions based on education, legislation and advances in technology, although important, are not enough to turn the tide. There needs to be a radical shift in our hearts and minds - a change of consciousness in the way we relate to ourselves, others and nature.
So, where do we start? In an age where values such as harmony and simplicity have got trampled on in the rush for the latest i-pad or holiday destination, can we find the time - or even the will- to listen to that barely audible voice of the human conscience?
Sr Jayanti, Brahma Kumaris' NGO representative at the United Nations and the European director of the Brahma Kumaris and the Revd david Alan Rice, who is is Rector of the Anglican Church of St.Margaret, Lee, in South London and Chair of the World Congress of Faiths, as well as being the journal editor for Interreligious Insight, will explore these topical issues.
7pm - 8:45pm, 5th June 2014, Pound Lane, London NW10, UK.