Gopal Patel

Gopal Patel directs the Bhumi Project, an international Hindu environmental network based at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies. The Project works with Hindu leaders and communities across the world to raise awareness about the importance of caring for the environment. Prior to this role Gopal spent time living in ashrams in India and England studying Hindu texts. Gopal works with a range of Hindu leaders and communities globally, helping them to lead environmentally friendly lives that are based on Hindu teachings and traditions.


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Land Acknowledgment

The Parliament of the World's Religions acknowledges it is situated on the traditional homelands of the Bodéwadmik (Potawatomi), Hoocąk (Winnebago/Ho’Chunk), Jiwere (Otoe), Nutachi (Missouria), and Baxoje (Iowas); Kiash Matchitiwuk (Menominee); Meshkwahkîha (Meskwaki); Asâkîwaki (Sauk); Myaamiaki (Miami), Waayaahtanwaki (Wea), and Peeyankihšiaki (Piankashaw); Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo); Inoka (Illini Confederacy); Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe), and Odawak (Odawa).

PoWR recognizes the region we now call Chicago remains home to a diversity of Indigenous peoples today and this land upon which we walk, live, and play continues to be Indigenous land.


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