Anthony Strano on Environment & Climate Change Program

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zee news_my_dutyIndia's biggest climate campaign – 'Zee News My Earth My Duty' – was celebrated at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on 24th November 2011 in New Delhi. The celebration witnessed the country's first Eco- Friendly concert and My Earth My Duty Samman. The celebration was aimed at creating awareness about global warming and its serious impact on mankind.

Professor Maathai1 April 1940 – 25 September 2011

Professor Maathai played a very important role as an environmentalist, campaigner for women's rights and for the abolition of poverty. Her tireless dedication earned her the respect of millions around the world.

However, perhaps a less well-know aspect of Wangari's life was her keen interest in spirituality. Over the years, she struck up sincere friendships with sisters and brothers of the Brahma Kumaris and enjoyed meditation practice. She had unfailing faith in God and this connection was the source of inner power that enabled her to move through the many challenges she faced. The Brahma Kumaris will miss a dynamic personality who was a good friend to so many, especially those who are marginalised in today's world.

Sister Jayanti, European Director of the Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University

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.

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