SpanishFilmUnder the theme: "Faith and Climate: Sacred Waters", more than 60 young leaders from eighteen Latin American countries, belonging to a diversity of creeds and spiritualities met for a leadership training convergence in Rio de Janeiro from April 30 to May 4 (2017). By taking part in interreligious dialogue and by learning from climate scientists, ecotheologians, senior faith leaders and enviornmental activists, they began to develop a community of faiths in action for the Earth, committed to mobilizing across Latin America on climate and enviornmental concerns.

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palaisdenationsThis panel discussion, held at the Palais des Nations, United Nations, Geneva, covered many aspects of how mining has impacted people, including issues to do with the Rights of The Child, Migration, and Spiritual and Ethical perspectives.  Sister Jayanti of Brahma Kumaris started the discussion describing some real world examples and relating them to human dignity.

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Sister Jayanti of the Brahma Kumaris participated in the panel discussion held 25 september 2017 at the Palais des Nations, Geneva.  The panel also included Ms. Athena Peralta of the World Council of Churches, Mr Bejamin Schalter of the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights and Mr Budi Tjahjono of Franciscans International.

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SacredActivism2017On September 17th 2017 our local Raja Yoga meditation group took part in a big protest
organized by the BUND (organisation for the protection oft the environment) for
sustainable and renewable energies and against the rebooting of one of the oldest and
unsafe nuclear Powerstations in Europe, Fessenheim, very close to the german border in
France.

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Agadir2107The Climate Chance 2017 summit in Agadir took place from the Monday 11th to the Wednesday 13th of September.  There were more than 5,000 participants, with 80 nationalities represented and a program of about 120 sessions.  The summit was a major event for non-state actors involved in the fight against climate change.

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GREEN THOUGHT FOR TODAY

We say we love flowers, yet we pluck them. We say we love trees, yet we cut them down. And people still wonder why some are afraid when told they are loved.