Worldwide News & Events
Bridging the Gap: Faith and Ethics Perspectives
Parallel event on 20 September 2011 in Switzerland
Raising ethical dimensions in debate on climate justice
Organized by the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Geneva Interfaith Forum on Climate Change, Environment and Human Rights constituted by Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University (BKWSU) , Centre Catholique International de Genève (CCIG) , World Council of Churches (WCC) , Indigenous Peoples Ancestral Spiritual Council (CEAPI) in collaboration with the German Human Rights Forum and United Evangelical Mission (VEM)
Climate change is impacting human life and nature in severe ways. Yet it is the vulnerable who suffer most. As the life of such people is dependent on eco-systems for survival, churches join hands with other faith based organizations to support their cause, stressing an ethical aspect in the debate on climate change.
“Faith based organizations articulate concerns of the marginalized communities and bring their issues to mainstream forums. It is obligatory therefore to address climate change and its impact on human rights, as faith traditions signify care for the environment,” says Nafisa D’Souza, a climate justice advocate from India.
A World’s Eye View: Abuse and Abundance
Meta House, Phnom Penh, Cambodia 24-8-2010
Climate Change and Conciousness
Meta House in co-operation with Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University in Phnom Penh hosted an evening talk about the link between "Climate and Consciousness". Meta House is Cambodia's first art and communication center in the capital Phnom Penh. Besides organizing exhibitions and events Meta House offers in co-operation with the Goethe-Institute, classes in the German language.
Speaker Sonja Ohlsson was sharing her experience participating in Copenhagen Climate Change Conference COP15. The Brahma Kumaris saw their contribution to the conference and to the general debate on 3 levels – thought/consciousness, values like respect and co-operation and change in practical actions.