U.S. National Spiritual Assembly endorses Climate Ethics Statement

Submitted by admin on 22. November 2011 - 23:13

The Climate Ethics Campaign is aiming for 1,000 endorsements of its new climate change statement by November 30th, the day the campaign plans to officially release and circulate the statement on Capitol Hill.

A representative of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha‘is of the United States recently endorsed the statement, titled “Statement of Our Nation’s Moral Obligation to Address Climate Change

Change of dates for Rio+20

Submitted by Arthur Dahl on 5. November 2011 - 20:14

The Brazilian government and the UN have just announced (4 November) a change of dates for the Rio+20 conference to 20-22 June 2011, with the 3rd PrepCom on 13-15 June. This will be confirmed by the Bureau at the end of November. The dates of the parallel IEF Annual Conference in Rio will be changed accordingly.

Canadian Bahá'ís join Interfaith Call for Leadership and Action on Climate Change

Submitted by admin on 1. November 2011 - 20:19

Ottawa, 27 October 2011 — The Bahá’í Community of Canada has joined dozens of other faith communities and leaders in calling for new approaches to address the challenge of climate change. This initiative is among the first to bring together such a large and diverse number of religious leaders to speak with one voice to an issue of social concern.

ECPD 7th International Conference in Montenegro

Submitted by Arthur Dahl on 1. November 2011 - 17:50
European Center for Peace and Development

The IEF was again represented by its president at the 7th International Conference on Reconciliation, Tolerance and Human Security in the Balkans, in Milocer, Montenegro, on 21-22 October 2011. The conference with 180 participants was organized by the European Center for Peace and Development (ECPD) of the University for Peace established by the United Nations. Over 40 papers were presented on this year's theme “New Balkans and European Union Enlargement”.

IEF at United Nations meetings in Bonn, September 2011

Submitted by Arthur Dahl on 6. September 2011 - 18:13

Since 1997, IEF members have engaged and participated in civil society discussions within the international and United Nations framework. These opportunities have helped open up and expand the dialogue within the wider community to promote the application of spiritual and ethical principles to the challenges of the environment and sustainable development.

Wilmette Institute on-line course

Submitted by Arthur Dahl on 15. July 2011 - 6:18

Wilmette Institute Course
Sustainable Development and the Prosperity of Humankind

Lead Faculty: Arthur Lyon Dahl, Faculty: Karryn Olson-Ramanujan, Melinda Salazar, Carole Flood
Duration of course: Three months, Thursday, September 15, 2011 - Thursday, December 15, 2011
Co-sponsored by the International Environment Forum

Global Ethics Forum

Submitted by Arthur Dahl on 25. April 2011 - 16:18

The International Environment Forum is now a partner of the Global Ethics Forum, a project of the Geneva-based Foundation Globethics.net and its global digital ethics library. As partners we would like to invite you as members of IEF to participate in the forthcoming Conference of the Global Ethics Forum taking place in Geneva, Switzerland from 30 June to 1 July 2011.

Cooperation proven best

Submitted by Arthur Dahl on 18. April 2011 - 13:08

Super Cooperators (Book Review)

Harvard Professor Martin A. Nowak, with Roger Highfield, have written a remarkable book: Super Cooperators: Altruism, Evolution, and Why We Need Each Other to Succeed (New York, Free Press, March 2011) that summarizes two decades of research on the mathematics of evolution, and concludes that ethical and religious values of cooperation, not competition, are essential to succeed in resolving today's environmental, economic and social crises.

Preparations for Rio 2012

Submitted by Arthur Dahl on 20. March 2011 - 21:50


Several IEF members participated in the second meeting of the intergovernmental Preparatory Committee for the Rio 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, which took place at the United Nations in New York on 7-8 March, including Peter Adriance, Arthur Dahl, Duncan Hanks and Victoria Thoresen.

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