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Dear BK Green Community

This year has truly been a rollercoaster. Corona has changed so many things in such a short time. Who could have imagined this! We hope you are all well and things are all right.

The end of 2020 is soon upon us and I wish to thank you for all your contributions, words of appreciation and dialogues that have happened in the past year. The green BK community is growing and service opportunities for a healthy and sound transformation are expanding.

Please find our last newsletter of this year. You will find inspiring links to uplifting programs and conversations. Care for ourselves, care for others and care for the planet.

As we step into the festive season and the New Year we wish you all the best, health and happiness for 2021.

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In remembrance of the Eternal Gardener

Sonja & the entire green team

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New Year Greetings from Golo:

Dear Friends of the Environment.

The past year has, more than ever, shown that all life on this planet is interconnected. Corona, climate change and the loss of biodiversity are all related to our lifestyle and do pose a serious threat to the future of the planet. On the other hand such crisis also creates opportunities and we can see that the world wakes up to the challenge. The internet becomes more and more a platform for exchange and global co-operation. With the help of technology, we have indeed become truly a global community. But 2020 also shown us the strength of our spiritual family. Our common purpose unites us.

There are new pathways and structures ahead, exciting and inspiring, and we can see a new dynamics evolving towards a better world.

Videos

10 ways to change the world

We end the year with a new video on the 10 ways to change the world. Enjoy. It is available on our ECO YouTube channel and Eco website.

News from the Philippines

Great to hear from the Philippines, so much green service happening there. Welcome to our newsletter. Here you can see videos of following programs:

Flourishing Futures by BK Youth Philippines
Various Religious Communities in Caring for Our Common Home”
Vision of a Better World” in the Season of Creation program
Sustainable Solutions for Climate Change

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Making Choices that Care for Ourselves and the Planet

A panel program in honour of Green Faith for Climate Change hosted by Global Co-operation House. It includes videos about BK’s cycling in London, promotion of vegan diet and a visual nature meditation by BK Thailand.  Video here

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UN Environment “Faith for Nature” Conference

Sister Jayanti spoke at the high-level panel Multi Faith for Action

Is there hope for the future? Webinar held during Scottish Interfaith Week Nov. 2020. Several short clips including Sister Jayanti, view the collective playlist here

Instagram interview

Hear Climate Change and Energy Conservation by Golo on Instagram TV.

Follow us on Instagram EcoBrahmakumaris

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Puppet tale

BK Barcelona participated in "Ecology, Spirituality and Peace" organized by the Justice and Peace Association. Marta invited a few minutes of silence at the start and end of the session. The link is to a puppet tale dedicated to the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Wangari Maathai.

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Online European Ecovillage Gathering

Join Sonja at the EcoVillage Green Angel Meditation, watch here

From Australia:

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12 hour meditation with speakers for World Food Day on 16th October. The meditation was created to support World Food Day and its efforts to recognise and support farmers, transporters, sellers, gardening magazines, food banks, etc who play important parts in our food chain. Trailer and Eco Village Community Garden

Celebrating Our Mountains

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40 minute meditation for International Mountain Day on 11th December.

Mountains are natural jewels. They are home to 15% of the world´s population and host about half of the world's biodiversity hotspots. They provide freshwater for everyday life to half of humanity. Their conservation is a key factor for sustainable development and is part of Goal 15 of the SDGs. As the global climate continues to warm, mountain people, some of the world’s poorest, face even greater struggles to survive. The rising temperatures also mean that mountain glaciers are melting at unprecedented rates, affecting freshwater supplies downstream for millions of people. This problem affects us all.

Reports

Report: Virtual Local Conference of Youth for Climate Change, hosted by our youth in Madhuban. Read the report. It includes topics like Restoring Nature and Building Community Resilience

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Welcome to 7 Days of Rest and Radical Healing in 2021

January 1-7,is an annual, open co-creative event inviting everyone around the world to initiate and join local and online events for the healing and replenishment of the planet and all its inhabitants. Read more:

Article

Human ‘stuff’ now outweighs all life on Earth- an article sent by BK Sylvia.

Happy New Year and Happy Recycling

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