A UNIQUE SEMINAR ON RELIGION AND ECOLOGY
Human beings are unquestionably responsible for placing themselves and all other life in an ecological catastrophe. Although life has existed on earth for 3800 million years, modern humans have created a state of ecological emergency. We have failed to preserve the diversity of species on earth and to recognize the value of this diversity.
Human beings have defined their moral and spiritual characteristics through religion. The environmental crisis is fundamentally a crisis of values. Religion, being a primary source of values, is thus associated in the decisions of people regarding the environment. So it is time to redefine our existential purpose on earth with the help of religion.
The seminar is organized by C.P.R. Environmental Research Centre & C.P.R Institute of Indological Research. The conference will discuss the different ecological perspectives found in the major religions. Experts will speak on the various teachings followed by each religion to conserve nature and the environment, which includes the sky, air, water, trees and animals and Mother Earth, explaining how the beliefs and practices that have passed through generations in the name of religion, directly or indirectly appreciate and protect nature. The meeting will be held on Saturday, July 7, 2018, 11:30 am at C.P.R Aiyar Foundation Centre Eldams Road, Alwarpet.
The speakers are
Hinduism – Dr. Nanditha Krishna
Christianity – Fr. RayappaKasi
Buddhism – Mr. O.N. Krishnan
Jainism – Dr. Priyadarshana Jain
Islam – Dr. Sultan Ismail
Sikhism – Ms. Manveen Kaur Chadha
The audience will consist of historians, environmentalists, academic faculty and research students. For further info contact G.Balaji 94441 54939