One for All Consultation – February 16 2017, India
This important meeting, held in Mumbai, India had the aims:
i) To raise awareness about One for All and it can best advance energy access in India
ii) How can faith engagement help scale up energy access?
iii) To understand the policy and financial barriers and opportunities to scale investments in energy access in India.
First North American Emerging Leaders Multi-Faith Convergence
Organized by GreenFaith the convergence took place at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, June 20th through 24th 2016. At the Convergence over 60 diverse millennial faith leaders – from over 20 states (USA) and across Canada – who care about climate change and the environment, and who are eager to mobilize their communities to protect the Earth gather in a spirit of friendship, hope and optimism. Juan Milling from Canada represented the Brahma Kumaris in this wonderful event.
Brahma Kumaris have received impassioned requests from the OurVoices organisation to add to the activities of 12th June, 6 months after the COP21 Paris agreement reached by the heads of states present. The letters include links for more information.
Sacred Earth, Sacred Planet
This poster advertises the Brahma Kumaris’ activities in relation to their share of activities being carried out in 30 countries by many faith-based organisations on 12th June. It is organised by OurVoices.
This NGO oral statement was made to 36th Session of the UN Human Rights Council. It was Agenda Item 4 of the General Debate on 19 September 2017. The speaker was Valériane Bernard of Brahma Kumaris, Geneva.
This is a statement by the religious and faith leaders on the occasion of the UN Secretary General’s high level signature ceremony for the Paris Agreement.
People’s Pilgrimage for Action: Hong Kong
On 28th September 2015, Brahma Kumaris participated in a 5 km People’s Pilgrimage organized by Hong Kong Interfaith Climate Change Network (HKICN). Over 300 people participated from various faith groups together with the representative Ciara Shannon from Our Voices.
Pilgrimage Walk 2015
The Spiritual Ambassador to Our Voices, Sister Jayanti Kirpalani, from the Brahma Kumaris, has joined the Pilgrimage Walks showing the concern for climate change. Approximately 100 students of the Brahma Kumaris and retreat guests joined the walk.
Asian Civil Society Conference April 2015
Korea Brahma Kumaris Association participated in the Asian Civil Society Conference on Climate Change and Ecology(ACCE), which was held in South Korea, April 24-30, 2015, with the theme of “Climate Change, Sustainability and Resilience.” This was a lively gathering of a number of faith-based organisations and non-governmental organisations.
Response to the Pope’s Laudata Si
The Brahma Kumaris Environment Initiative was invited to Rome by Greenfaith to repond to the Pope who issued his new encyclical called Laudato Si (Praise be to you) which was on environmental issues, climate change and people’s spiritual duty to look after the planet. On Sunday 28th June, the gathering organised a march “One Earth, One Human Family” through Rome where thousands of people joined in holding banners and praising Planet Earth and the Pope’s initiative. The march ended in St. Peter’s Square where the Pope addressed the group giving his best wishes.
The Green Angels of Hong Kong have been busy promoting environmental issues.
The team attended a symposium organised by the Columban Mission Society, Moral Imperative of Climate Change held 3 November 2014 (Mon) at St John Cathedral in Hong Kong. Maureen Chen represented Brahma Kumaris on the panel.