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Faith in Nature – A Debate

06/07/2010

Faith in Nature – A debate addressing multi-faith approaches to the environment

The Environment Agency is working in partnership with The Bhumi Project on planning Faith in Nature, a debate that will address multi-faith approaches to the environment. This debate will form part of Get Inspired, a major event being organised by the Friends of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, Leicester, to highlight and raise awareness of environmental issues.

The Bhumi Project, an initiative facilitated by the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies in conjunction with The Alliance of Religions and Conservation and backed by the United Nations Development Programme, is leading the Nine-Year Plan to protect the natural environment and bring generational change within the Hindu community.

The debate will be held at the Judgemeadow Community College, Leicester on Sunday 15 August. Panellists from all the major faiths will participate, and Shaunaka Rishi Das, Director of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies has agreed to chair this important event.
Panellists will include:
• Ranchor Prime – Hindu Environmentalist and author
• Jagdeesh Singh – Sikh Environment Network
• Ziyaad Lorgat – Earth Guardians
• Gordon MacClellan – Environmental educator and animist Pagan
• Paul Bodenham – Director of Operation Noah and Chair of Christian Ecology Link
• Aubrey Rose – Environmentalist and multi-faith leader and editor of Judaism and Ecology

The event is free and will run from 12:30 – 15:30. Light refreshments will be provided. If you wish to register an interest in attending, please send your name and contact details to: Janita Elton, Project Co-ordinator, Environment Agency Tel: 01522 785063 or email janita.elton@environment-agency.gov.uk
Places are limited for this event, so please register early.

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