Africa

Call of the Time Dialogue in South Africa and Public Programs in Durban and Johannesburg

Africa : Call of the Time Dialogue was hosted by the South African family for the Africa Region. A total of 46 leaders of influence gathered from 7 different countries at a historical hotel where the first conference of National Unity was held in South Africa in January 1994 during its transition from Apartheid. The… Read More »

‘Leadership with Wisdom’ and ‘Managing your emotions’ : Public Event in Nairobi

Nairobi (Kenya, Africa ) : BK Asha, Director of Om Shanti Retreat Center visited Nairobi (Kenya) where BK Classes, interviews with Newspaper, radio station and public talks were held on various topics including Leadership with Wisdom, Master your emotions, Emotional Intelligence, The Happiness Habit etc.

UN Climate Change Conference COP27 Officially Ends

Egypt ( Africa ):  An email from the UN office said that the negotiations have been extended. Everybody hopes that by Sunday latest, there will be a document agreed upon by all parties. That’s also one of the major flaws of the UN process; any binding document has to be approved by everybody. As per… Read More »

The interfaith Liaison Committee hosted a Talanoa dialogue at the beginning of COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh Egypt, to bring together people fo faith to discuss key issues relating to climate justice, and then to pray together on November 6, 2022.

Faith-based Organisations: Speaking up for Humanity and the Earth

Egypt ( Africa ): The second week of the latest COP meeting and certainty is as elusive as ever. An air of mystery around the negotiations is amplified by some prevarication in public by officials, no doubt due in part to the pressure of discussions going right down to the wire. Then, the vocabulary is mind-bending,… Read More »

Press conference: Faith Leaders Announce Ten Universal Commandments for Climate Justice

Egypt ( Africa ): In a press conference organized by The Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development, members from diverse faiths presented the universal principles for climate justice. These 10 Commandments have been defined by the Elijah Interfaith Institute of Israel and try to bring benefit and sustainability to the forefront of the decision-making process. BK… Read More »

Brahma Kumaris organize press conference on ‘Core values and ethical principles for climate action’

Egypt ( Africa ): The first week of COP 27 has ended, and almost 35000 delegates from 200 countries, 3000 people from the press are registered and attending the conference. The expectations for substantial compensation for the damages of climate change or a meaningful reduction of emissions are somewhat muted. One shall not be surprised… Read More »

“The Inner Power of Global Youth”, “Peace and hope in difficult times”

Cairo, Egypt ( Africa ):  The youth delegation of the Brahma Kumaris Environment Initiative had an engaging participation at UN Youth Conference “CO17” held in the week before the climate conference in Sharm El Sheikh. One of the highlights included a 60-minute “The Inner Power of Global Youth” session, which involved an enriching dialogue between… Read More »

Brahma Kumaris Address World Council of Churches Interfaith Press Conference at COP 27

Egypt ( Africa ): Archbishop Samy, Shehata, Anglican Primate of Alexandria, Bishop Co-Adjutor of the Diocese of Egypt; Nobuyuki Asai, Executive Director, Soka Gakkai Peace Committee; Moderator: Valériane Bernard, Brahma Kumaris representative United Nations, Geneva, Mr Harjeet Singh Head of Global Political Strategy for Climate Action Network; Prof. Dr. Cornelia Füllkrug-Weitzel, ACT Alliance Goodwill Ambassador… Read More »

UN Climate Change Conference COP27 Begins in Egypt

Egypt ( Africa ): More than 25,000 delegates, 200 heads of state and ministers are coming together for the UN Climate Change Conference COP27 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, a famous holiday resort at the red sea. Brahma Kumaris is an accredited observer organisation represented at the conference by an experienced delegation. On the first day… Read More »

INNER RESILIENCE, GLOBAL COMMONS – Brahma Kumaris Statement For COP 27

UN Climate Change Conference (COP 27) November 6 – 18, 2022 At this year’s very timely climate change conference, UN Framework for the Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Brahma Kumaris are participating by attending and co-organizing events with other NGO friends. The conference is bein held in Sharm El-Sheikh International Convention Center, Egypt, from November 6… Read More »

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