Events

Programme 2021

Spirituality and Ecology : Religious Wisdom for the Future

You are invited to join us for this exciting webinar, a collaborative dialogue organized by the World Congress of Faiths and the Parliament of the World’s Religions.

6.00-8.00 pm UK time Thursday 29th April 2021

We know about the Climate Emergency facing the whole world. This webinar delves deeper and approaches questions about the wider issues of sustainability and the future of Earth’s eco systems. Deeper still is the fundamental issue of our spiritual relationship underpinning our human responsibility for one another, the care of the planet and its community of life.

This collaborative seminar will explore the shared contributions that religious traditions can make toward healing the natural world by ensuring environmental sustainability and a vision of inclusive justice for all the peoples of our island home. There are four traditions plus a contribution from an economic perspective.

The webinar will be introduced by Alan Race, Chair of WCF Executive Committee and Interfaith Theologian.

 

Presentations will be given by:

Professor Partha Dasgupta – ‘The Economics of Biodiversity’

Cambridge University economist and author of the report The Economics of Biodiversity

Uncle’ Angaangaq Angakkorsuaq – ‘An Indigenous perspective on Spirituality and Ecology’

Kalaallit Nunaat, Greenland, Shaman and Traditional Healer

Rita D. Sherma – ‘A Hindu perspective on Spirituality and Ecology’

Director, Center for Dharma Studies. Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley

Charanjit Singh – ‘A Sikh perspective on Spirituality and Ecology’

World Congress of Faiths trustee and former Schools Inspector

Saffet A. Catovic – ‘A Muslim perspective on Spirituality and Ecology’

Member of the Parliament of the World’s Religions Climate Action Task Force Trustee and

Founding member of the Global Muslim Climate Network

Kusumita P. Pederson – ‘Concluding Reflections – What we learn from one another’

Professor Emerita of Religious Studies, St. Francis College, NY and Member of the Parliament of the World’s Religions Climate Action Task Force Trustee

There will be opportunity for Q&A and shared discussion.

The webinar is free, but contributions to the work of WCF and the Parliament are welcome through their websites www.worldfaiths.org/contact-us#donate and https://parliamentofreligions.org/civicrm/contribute/transact?reset=1&id=1

Register early by clicking on the link : https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5BK5HPTwRQewkO0otr2qrg

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