Join the Parliament in Exploring “Spirituality and Ecology: Religious Wisdom for the Future”
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 ecosystems. Deeper still is the fundamental issue of our spiritual relationship underpinning our human responsibility for one another and for 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 hosted from 6.00-8.00 pm UK time and feature an introduction by Alan Race, Chair of WCF Executive Committee and Interfaith Theologian
Presentations will be given by:
- 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 and Trustee; Founding member of the Global Muslim Climate Network
- Kusumita P. Pedersen – ‘Concluding Reflections – What We Learn from One Another’ Professor Emerita of Religious Studies, St. Francis College, New York; Member of the Parliament of the World’s Religions Climate Action Task Force and Trustee
There will be opportunities for Q&A and shared discussion. The webinar is free, but contributions to the work of WCF and the Parliament are welcomed!