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Applying Baha'i Teachings to the Environment

TO: All Baha'is and friends of the Faith interested in the environment.

RE: The 4th Annual Conference of the International Environment Forum (IEF)
"Applying the Baha'i Teachings to the Environmental Challenges Facing the World"

WHEN: December 12 (2:00 PM) - December 14, 2000 (5:00 PM)

WHERE: Rosen Plaza Hotel http://www.clarionplaza.com/frames1.html Orlando, FL (USA). Hotel and airline information is available at the SED conference web site (below).

SPEAKERS/FACILITATORS include: ARTHUR DAHL (Switzerland); ROXANNE LALONDE (Canada); IRMA ALLEN (Swaziland); PAUL HANLEY (Canada); LLOYD BROWN (USA); MELINDA SALAZAR (USA); JOHN GRAYZEL (USA); PETER ADRIANCE (USA)

TOPICS, in brief: Applying Baha'i teachings to environmental challenges; Environmental attitudes/religious beliefs; Gender/environment; the Earth Charter/world citizenship; Creating sustainable Baha'i communities; Agriculture/Environment; human cultural diversity/biological diversity;
ALSO: IEF General Assembly (business meeting); an enhanced learning environment, interactive format and use of the arts; ample networking opportunities.

CHILDREN AND YOUTH: Interested youth (15 and over) are welcome to attend IEF sessions. Dynamic programs for children and jr. youth are planned Dec. 15-17, during the SED conference only (see below).

HOW TO REGISTER: The 4th Annual IEF conference http://bounty.bcca.org/ief/conferen.htm precedes the Baha'i Conference on Social and Economic Development (SED) for the Americas http://www.rabbanitrust.org.._sed_conference.htm , Dec. 14-17. The IEF conference is free but to attend one must register http://www.rabbanitrust.org/reg_form.htm and pay for the SED Conference. Just check the IEF interest box at the bottom of the form. Space in the IEF conference is limited, so please register early.

E-CONFERENCE OPTION: There will be an electronic version of the conference. Those who are unable to attend can participate via e-mail. To register for the electronic version of the conference ONLY please send your name, full mail address and e-mail address to the International Environment Forum ief-conf-registration@bcca.org by Nov. 30. There is no fee for the electronic conference.

FOR FURTHER INFO: Established in 1997, the International Environment Forum is a Bahá'í-inspired non-governmental organization that links together Baha'is and others interested in the fields of environment and sustainable development. For more information write ief@bcca.org or see http://bounty.bcca.org/ief/


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