United Nations Conference on Sustainability

Brahma Kumaris contribution and programme

We suggest that a spiritually aligned life naturally embraces the well-being of the self, one's family, one's community and the world.

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Universal principles and natural laws such as co-operation, living cycles, cause and effect and nonlinearity apply to the spiritual, energetic world and to the outer, natural world, because they are really one world, appearing to be two.

Statement for Rio+20 by Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University and the Call-of-the Time Dialogue Network:

Calendar of events:

United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development Rio + 20
Rio Centro 13th-22nd June , uncsd2012.org
People's Summit, Flamengo Park 15th-22nd June, cupuladospovos.org.br

Thursday 7th June

18.00 – 19.30 Youth Blast - Youth Conference for the Rio+20.

Workshop: Avatar, an experience by Augusto Cesar from BKWSU.

Centro de Convenções SulAmérica - Av. Paulo de Frontin, 1 - Cidade Nova –

Sunday 10th June

16.45-18.15 Youth Blast - for the Rio+20 at SulAmerica Convention Centre, Room 6

Workshop: Eco Shanti– An Experience by Juan Milling, Canada and others from BK Youth

Monday 11th June

11:30 -13.00 Youth Blast for the Rio+20 at SulAmerica Convention Centre. Room 11

Workshop: Avatar – An Experience by Juan Milling, Canada and others from BK Youth

Friday 15th June

8.30-13.30 – Planetarium da Gávea, Rua Vice-Governador Rubens Berardo, 100 – Gávea. The Environmental Education Treaty and the Sustainable Development Goals as Guidelines for Social Responsibility Initiatives.

Presentation: Renewable Energies by Joachim Golo Pilz.

9.00-10.45 – People's Summit, Flamengo Park – (activity 14010 – 523)

Panel. Consciousness and Environment. Confluence of Two Living System

Organisers:. Religions for Rights, BKWSU, United Religions Initiative (URI).

Tamasin Ramsey and Piero Musini will represent BKWSU on panel.

11.00 - 12.30 – People's Summit, Flamengo Park – (activity 13984 – 522)

Panel: Spirituality and Inner Ecology. Organisers: Religions for Rights, BKWSU, Mir and WYCCA. Ken O'Donnell and Luciana Ferraz, BKWSU.

12.45 - 13.45 – People's Summit, Flamengo Park, Tent 6

Best Practises. Yogic Agriculture by Piero Musini from BKWSU Italy

Sustainable Architectureby Eliane Sarmento and Gross National Happiness (FIB)

14.00-16.00 - People's Summit, Flamengo Park, Tent 7

Organiser: Geneva Interfaith Forum on Climate, Environment and Human Rights

17.30 - 19.00 – People's Summit, Flamengo Park Tent 5 (21306 – 662)

Panel: Freedom of Religion and Belief. Organisers: Baha'is and BKWSU

Saturday 16th June

15.00-18.00 – People's Summit, Flamengo Park, Inter-Redes Tent

Dialogues. Environmental Education Networks for Sustainable Societies

Sonja Ohlsson represents BKWSU on panel.

Sunday 17th June

10.00 - 12.30 – Athletes Park, RioCentro, Dialogues

Sustainable Societies. New Paradigms and New Forms of Governance. Guests in panel: Oscar Rivas (Ministry of Environment-Paraguay), Moema Viezzer (Planetary Network of the Environmental Education Treaty), Sister Jayanti Kirpalani from BKWSU.

11.30-13.00 – Rio+20 at Rio Centro, T-2 . (UN registration required)

Panel. Interfaith response to Sustainable Development. Ecological Civilization

Organizers:. Temple of Understanding. Sister Jayanti represents BKWSU together with Dr. Vananda Shiva, Rabbi Awraham Soetendorp and others

13.00-16.00 - Summit on Water and Energy. Gávea Planetarium Foundation. Solar Energy Presentation by Joachim Golo Pilz.

18.30 - 24.00 – Peoples Summit, Flamengo Park

Interfaith Vigil. Organised by Interfaith Committee. Brahma Kumaris participates with a presentation by Marli Medeiros, Claudia Swatowiski and BKWSU Youth.

Monday 18th June

9.30-11.00 – RioCentro, T-4 (capacity 216) UN registration required.

Panel: Aligned Awareness and Action for the Future We Want

Presenters are: Sister Jayanti, BKWSU, Joachim Golo Pilz, Solar Entrepreneur, World Renewal Spiritual Trust, Beatriz Schulthess, (Indigenous Peoples Ancestral Spiritual Council), Grove Harris, (Temple of Understanding ) Sierra Flanigan, (Eco-Motion – URI), Sraddhalu Ranade (Sri Aurobindo Ashram)

Morning - People's Summit, Flamengo Park, Inter-Redes Tent

Panel. The Education we Want for the xxi Century with Social and Environmental Justice. Guests. Moema Viezzer (Planetary Network of the Environmental Education Treaty), Valeriane Bernard, BKWSU and many others.

9.15 – 12.30 People Summit, Flamengo Park – Youth Tent.

Workshop. Avatar and Matrix by BKWSU Youth in collaboration with youth from Jewish Community.

17.00 – SESC (Centre of Commerce). Presentation. Renewable Energy by Joachim Golo Pilz . Organized in partnership with the Senate

Tuesday 19th June

8.00 – 9.00 – People's Summit, Flamengo Park – Daily Activity

Morning meditation with Sister Jayanti from BKWSU

11.00 – 12.30 People's Summit, Flamengo Park, Youth Tent

Panel. Capacity Building. Aligned Awareness and Action for the Future We Want. Organisers: Religions for Rights and BKWSU. Sister Jayanti and Joachim Golo Pilz will represent BKWSU on the panel.

10.00 – 18.00 – Cavalcante Property at Sítio das Pedras

Tapping into Our Inner Resources for the Transformation of the Global Economy. International Spiritual, Religious and Civil Society Leaders gather.

Organizer: Global Peace Initiative of Women. Sister Jayanti will lead a visioning process – Co-Creating a New Economic Paradigm.

Wednesday 20th June

06.30-12.00 - Solstice Prayer Vigil – Cavalcante property at Sítio das Pedras

Prayer, reflection and meditation for the healing of Mother Earth and the preservation of her rights and dignity, along with all humanity and all life.

20.00 - Theater Baden Powell, Av. N. S. Copacabana, 360 (near Copacabana Palace and Metro Cardeal Arco Verde. Public Event: The Future We Want – Aligned Awareness and ActionSister Jayanti Kirpalani, main Representative of the BKWSU to the UN in Geneva and head of the BK delegation to Rio+20, will highlight how creating a new awareness can facilitate actions for enduring change.

Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University Activities during Rio +20 June 2012

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