Preliminary list of Brahma Kumaris participation in the Climate Change Conference, Durban, South Africa 2011.

Sunday 27th Nov.

12:30 Interfaith Rally at Kings Park Stadium, see more: www.safcei.org

Monday 28th Nov.

Intergenerational Dialogue:

Honouring Wisdom & Strengthening Commitment

NGO Forum Shepstone University of KZN
Speakers: Sister Jayanti, Phile from Johannesburg, Youth:  Juan Milling from Canada & Teresa Mungazi from Zimbabwe

Tuesday 29th Nov.

Use of RENEWABLE ENERGY for a Better Future in India
Entrepreneur Joachim Golo Pilz has played a major role in making the Brah¬ma Kumaris (BKs) the largest institutional user of alternative energy in India. He has, together with German organizations, installed solar energy systems for steam generation and power supply in BK world headquarters in the remote mountains of Rajasthan and in the BK centres all over India. Presently he is working on designing a 1 mw solar thermal power plant.
NGO forum - Shepstone University of KZN

Wednesday 30th Nov.

Consciousness and Climate - Confluence of Two Living Systems. Sister Jayanti describes how consciousness and thoughts impact the physical state of our world. Thoughts affect everything. They create the attitudes behind our decisions and lifestyles. The result: the environmental crisis. The solution: a profound shift in awareness. Sister Jayanti & Joachim Golo Pilz
NGO forum - Shepstone University of KZN

Thursday 1st Dec.

Vegetarianism and non-violence for sustainable living
A slide show of the key facts and figures from the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), showing the devastation caused by industrial breeding all over the world: forests, water, air, soils, starvation, animal suffering, and human health.

Discussion: What are we responsible for? Speaker: Renaud Russell, France
NGO forum - Shepstone University of KZN

Earth Care Workshop – Usha Jevan
NGO forum - Shepstone University of KZN

18.00-20.00 Presentation of Solar Energy Power Plant India One – Joachim Golo Pilz Global Peace House, Durban

Saturday 3rd Dec.

Day of global action.

11:30 - 13.00 Sustainable capacity building: Empowering individuals and communities to act. Panel with Sister Jayanti & Joachim Golo Pilz and others at COP17, ICC, Room 3

Sunday 4th Dec.

15.00-17.00 Interfaith Mass Prayer, Global Event at Sct Paul’s cathedral.

17.00-19.00 Living in Harmony – creating inner resilience. Sister Jayanti at University of Natal

Monday 5th Dec.

Natural Farming and Yogic Agriculture (slideshow and discussion)
By uplifting the social and economical conditions of rural people using organic methods and yoga vibrations for cultivating nutritious agricultural products, we can increase the wellbeing and livelihoods of rural populations. We offer a presentation on the benefits of organic, sustainable and ecologically considerate farming, with practical examples of yogic agriculture from India. Speaker: Piero Senatore Musini, Italy. NGO forum - Shepstone University of KZN

19.00-21.00 Beyond the brain - a conversation with a yogi and a scientist - Dialogue Sr Jayanti & Proff. Kribben Pillay Senate Chambers, Westville University,

Tuesday 6th Dec.

18.00-20.00 Heart of Sustainable Development - Blessings Karumbidza, & Sister Jayanti
NGO forum - Shepstone University of KZN

Wednesday 7th Dec.

Sustainable capacity building: Empowering individuals and communities to act.
Enact International and Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University offer a solar advisor, attorney and spiritual mentor who respond to the critical question of how to harness
the inner capacity of individuals. They demonstrate ways to sustain a new vision, alongside current technology, supporting a good green economy. NGO forum - Shepstone University of KZN
Speakers:
Mr. Cormac Cullinan, director Enact International
Sister Jayanti Kirpalani, European Director Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University
Mr. Joachim Golo Pilz, Solar Advisor "India-One"

16.45 -18 45 Climate Justice and Food Security – Moral, Ethical and Spiritual Imperatives
Religious leaders will hold a dialogue on the ethical and spiritual dimensions of climate change and food security, share best practices on advocacy, awareness raising and social/community mobilization and launch a resource guide. Recommendations will also be made to the climate change negotiations. Panel incl. Sister Jayanti arranged by World Conference of Religions for Peace (WCRP) World Council of Churches (WCC), Caritas Internationalis (CI), World Conference of Religions for Peace (WCRP) aCOP17, ICC, Room 4

Thursday 8th Dec.

Climate Change demands Inner Change

Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University and World Council of Churches are co-hosting a panel discussion. To move into an era of greater care for the Earth we need to connect deeply with our spiritual values, and to help others do the same in meaningful and uplifting ways. Find out for yourself how these ‘inside out’ changes feel and work in our lives.
Panel:

  • Guillermo Kerber - Geneva Interfaith Forum on Climate Change, Environment and Human Rights, Switzerland
  • Ryan Allan, Manager Transition Town, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • Pratibha Patel, Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University, Kenya
  • Polly Higgins, Eradicating Ecocide

Moderator:  Valeriane Bernard Representative Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University to the Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland

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