Sustainable Development Goals & Climate Change
During International Days and major international conferences there is a special opportunity to serve in
the creation of a more unified and compassionate world.
As meditators we can symbolically stand together with all actively working in the spirit of the Charter of Compassion, and invoke the aid of the Forces of Light in support of these events.
These International Days and events reflect important themes in the mobilization of energies to:
- End poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030 through practical actions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals
- engaging people of goodwill all over the world in a common movement.
2022 United Nations International Years
Silence at the United Nations
The Spiritual Caucus at the United Nations gathers in the vicinity of UN Headquarters in New York (September - June) on the third Thursday every month for 30 minutes of silence followed by 30 minutes of dialogue, sharing insights and exploring ways to use an inner focus in service of the work of the UN. On the 1st Thursday of the month the Caucus invites friends to sit in silence for 30 minutes in the Meditation Room at UN Headquarters in New York.
Please link in from wherever you are. More information at: http://www.spiritualcaucusun.org/
In January the Caucus will meet subjectively on January 20, 2.00 - 3.15pm. The physical meeting has been cancelled as a precautionary measure due to the Coronavirus. All are invited to link together for 30 minutes in mind and heart with a particular focus on supporting the UN during this difficult time.
January Please Hold These Events in the Light
January 1 - 7
7 Days of Rest & Sacred Renewal
7 Days of Rest is an annual, open co-creative event inviting individuals and groups around the world to initiate and join local and online events for the healing and thriving of Earth and all her inhabitants.
During the first 7 Days of 2022, we unite in seeding the New Year with a sacred field of intention and blessing for a thriving world for all of Life. Together we co-create a collective space for renewing ourselves and our sacred bonds with each other and with all of Life. Through rest, deep listening, wisdom sharing and compassionate action we amplify the emerging global culture of peace, health, cooperation and wise governance.
January 15 - February 23
Feast for the Soul: A 40-Day Worldwide Spiritual Practice Intensive
You are invited to participate in the Feast no matter where you are, what your spiritual practice is, or how experienced you feel. Join the tens of thousands of people who, for 40 days from January 15-February 25, join the Feast and commit to intensifying their heartfelt spiritual practice. When you do, your resilience, your peacefulness, and your sense of connection to everyone will increase.
What nine months does for the embryo
Forty early mornings
Will do for your growing awareness
Full Moon — Capricorn
Since ancient times human beings have honored the full moon as a time when the sacred is most accesible. It is a time of light — the moon reflects the light of the sun onto the face of the earth. In astrology this is a time when the qualities and potentials of the zodiacal sign of the sun are especially available to humanity for use in service.
During the full moon religious and esoteric groups around the world use the opportunities of this time to vizualize light and love and spiritual power flowing into humanity and strengthening all that is being done to help prepare the way for a world of unity, justice and peace; a world in which the Sustainable Development Goals are in process of being achieved.
January 24 - 28
Global Forum for Food & Agriculture, Berlin, Germany
2021 Theme: Sustainable Land Use: Food Security Starts with the Soil
The Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) is an international conference on central issues of vital importance for global agricultural and food policies. A large number of events provide an international audience of experts from the worlds of politics, business, science and civil society with an opportunity to address and reach consensus on issues and challenges relating to global agricultural policy and food security.The event includes the Berlin Agriculture Ministers’ Conference, the largest annual gathering of Agriculture Ministers from over 70 states. This years Forum will be a virtual event.
International Day of Education
2022 Theme: Changing Course, Transforming Education.
First celebrated in 2019, this UN Day celebrates the role of education in peace and development and in the building of sustainable and resilient societies. The In 2022 the Day will be a platform to showcase the most important transformations that have to be nurtured to realize everyone’s fundamental right to education and build a more sustainable, inclusive and peaceful futures. It will generate debate around how to strengthen education as a public endeavour and common good, how to steer the digital transformation, support teachers, safeguard the planet and unlock the potential in every person to contribute to collective well-being and our shared home.
UNESCO leads the focus on this Day; particularly through its Futures of Education Initiative which is pioneering efforts to reimagine education in a world of increasing complexity, uncertainty, and precarity.
Futures of Education Initiative
Holocaust Remembrance Day
2022 Theme: Memory, Dignity and Justice
On this day every year the United Nations commemorates the memory of the victims of the holocaust. Recalling the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the United Nations General Assembly, in designating this International Day, affirmed that the Holocaust, which resulted in the murder of one third of the Jewish people along with countless members of other minorities, will forever be a warning to all people of the dangers of hatred, bigotry, racism and prejudice.
A series of events, including the annual UN Holocaust Memorial ceremony, will be held at UN Headquarters in New York and live-streamed during the period January 27 - February 17.