Event Title

Panel: World Religions: Ecological Awareness & Activism

Event Type

Talk

Location

University Hall 1000

Start Date

31-10-2006 9:25 AM

End Date

31-10-2006 10:40 AM

Description

The world's religious traditions can make an important contribution toward raising global consciousness about environmental issues. By examining faith, ethics, and practice, guidelines may be ascertained to help people make informed decisions about lifestyle choices that can help the human community move toward ecological balance. In this panel discussion, perspectives on Jewish, Christian, Islamic and Yogic environmentalism were shared by activists and scholars.

Alethea Abuyuan, of USC's Center for Religion and Civic Culture, recently completed her doctoral dissertation on faith-based organizations and environmental management.

Laura Cornell, founder of the Green Yoga Association, has written and lectured extensively on the topic of how the ideas and practices of Yoga can help enhance ecological awareness.

Michael Cunningham, of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, works at the "Greening" of churches in the Los Angeles area and beyond, and brings environmental education to parishioners.

Amir Hussain, associate professor of Theological Studies at LMU, recently published the book “Oil and Water: Two Faiths, One God,” which serves as exploration of the hope for reconciliation between Islam and Christianity today.

Lee Wallach is president of the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life of Southern California (CoejlSC). He is also on the board of the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters.

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Oct 31st, 9:25 AM Oct 31st, 10:40 AM

Panel: World Religions: Ecological Awareness & Activism

University Hall 1000

The world's religious traditions can make an important contribution toward raising global consciousness about environmental issues. By examining faith, ethics, and practice, guidelines may be ascertained to help people make informed decisions about lifestyle choices that can help the human community move toward ecological balance. In this panel discussion, perspectives on Jewish, Christian, Islamic and Yogic environmentalism were shared by activists and scholars.

Alethea Abuyuan, of USC's Center for Religion and Civic Culture, recently completed her doctoral dissertation on faith-based organizations and environmental management.

Laura Cornell, founder of the Green Yoga Association, has written and lectured extensively on the topic of how the ideas and practices of Yoga can help enhance ecological awareness.

Michael Cunningham, of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, works at the "Greening" of churches in the Los Angeles area and beyond, and brings environmental education to parishioners.

Amir Hussain, associate professor of Theological Studies at LMU, recently published the book “Oil and Water: Two Faiths, One God,” which serves as exploration of the hope for reconciliation between Islam and Christianity today.

Lee Wallach is president of the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life of Southern California (CoejlSC). He is also on the board of the Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters.