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UNDPI NGO 66th Conference

The 66th United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI)/Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Conference will be held in the City of Gyeongju, Republic of Korea from 30 May to 1 June 2016. The Conference title is “Education for Global Citizenship: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals Together.”
The Brahma Kumaris will be attending and participating in the conference by way of an exhibition on the title:
Moving from Sustainability to a State of Flourishing


“To achieve the UN SDG, a shift in awareness is required at an individual level where the responsibility for the well-being of all is embraced. At the root of spirituality is the realisation that we are all intricately interconnected.  Reflective practises such as meditation, journaling and connecting with nature have proven to facilitate the emergence of an inter-connected orientation – the need to care for the self, for others and the world.

Spirituality aligns us with meaning and purpose and has been documented to bring success in all areas of life; leading to a strong trend towards spirituality amongst leading edge researches and scientists in all fields – business, management, health, science, etc.

To flourish is to shift from mere sustainability, to the vision and creation of a better world.  This exhibition will highlight the powerful role spirituality has played in inspiring creativity, responsibility and commitment in individuals.

Through meditation/reflective practises we experience that we are all inter-connected and this heightens our desire to contribute and be responsible. This will be showcased in two exhibits:

–        The India One 1 MW thermal solar power project in Rajasthan has attracted thousands of volunteers and millions of dollars from governments.  It is teaching skills to solar construction skills to villagers together with values education.
–       Yogic Farm is being taught throughout India in villages.  Besides supporting traditional and organic farming techniques, experiments with the power of thought has proven to be effective in increasing the quality, production and pest resistance in crops.”   – Maureen Chen

For more information on the conference, please click here
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