Newsletter June 2020

People are somehow getting used to the news about Corona. This means that the climate emergency is again receiving attention. In the  Arctic Circle temperatures are exceeding 40 degrees Celsius. This indicates how much the soil of what once was permafrost is heating up. The good news is that many citizens, communities and governments are more open to ‘green deals’ to both recover from the economic impact of Corona as well as to build a better future. ‘If not now then never’ is the urgent mantra for today and tomorrow.
Best wishes from Arnold Beekes, Holland

 Brahma Kumaris Statement on Covid 19 

Healing Concert with Desert Rose

Desert Rose will be doing a Live Online Global Healing Concert in 3 time zones and 6 continents on 27 June 2020. For more info or to register and add code AFRICA108GHC for free participation.

Invitation to Virtual Green Retreat   -  11th and 12th July 2020

You are warmly invited to the Virtual Green Retreat on Zoom.  We have been going through an extraordinary crisis. So, it would be very healthy and enlightening to reflect deeply and share our findings to enrich ourselves and our community, as well as the world we wish to serve. Saturday 11 July 2.30 to 4.30 pm CEST:  Appreciating and naming empowering lessons learned during the Covid19 crisis and its personal and environmental consequences. Sunday 12 July 2.30 to 4.30 pm CEST: Deep inner sustainability – Creating the future. For information and registration for this retreat, please email Valeriane:

Invitation to Climate Change Ethics and Human Rights Webinar (Eng-Sp), 1st July at 17.00 CEST, click here.

New Meditation Videos:

UN Oceans Day
Visual Water meditation dedicated to UN Oceans Day on 8 June.

Ease the Change
New Green Angel Visual Meditation called Ease the Change.

Reports and World Environment Day

More than 300 centers in India celebrated World Environment Day. Congratulations to the Rural Wing who arranged it all. Here is a glimpse from Mehsana,  and from Tapovan with Bharat Bhai.

Flourishing Future
BK youth from different countries hosted events and workshops locally or virtually on the theme “Flourishing Futures - Nourishing Biodiversity Now”. Video from the event on 5th June.

Effect of Covid-19 on Climate Change & World Renewal
Amidst the worldwide lockdown and in conjunction with World Environment Day, BK Environment Initiative, in cooperation with Brahma Kumaris Malaysia and Awakening TV Channel, hosted a thought-provoking event. Written report or Watch on youtube

Healthy Mind, Healthy Planet
28 different speakers from around the world shared their own insights on how the mind and the earth are connected; how peace comes from within; how to heal the earth.

Webinar on Climate Change and Human Rights
arranged by Geneva Interfaith Forum on Climate Change, Human Rights and the Environment -  Brahma Kumaris - Dominican for Justice and Peace -  Lutheran World Federation - World Council of Churches  - Soka Gakkai International.

Peaceful Greetings
Brahma Kumaris Environment Initiative
and your newsletter editors
Peter, Golo, Arnold, Sonja

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