Hindu Earth Ethics and Climate Action (Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies)

Event time: 
Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 7:00am to 8:00pm
Marsh Rotunda, Marsh Hall See map
360 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06510-1714
Event description: 

During this time of climate crisis and ecological crisis, spiritual and moral values are an increasingly powerful motive for activism, advocacy, and cultural shifts. Students, activists, and professionals of all kinds are increasingly searching for guidance from sacred traditions for how they can make a meaningful impact in a troubled time. In particular, Hindu traditions are regaining a prominent role in ethics and activism around the world as inspiration both for people of Hindu heritage and others for finding new meaning in these traditions.

Today, Hindu-Americans from all walks of life are making meaning, reclaiming identities, shaping powerful activism, and applying dharma to the critical issues facing us all. This conference will bring together students, activists, and scholars to explore Hindu EarthEthics and climate activism here in North America. The conference is intended to offer inspiration and spark dialogue for all those who take inspiration from Hindu traditions or interest in contemporary activism, regardless of heritage or identification.

Speakers will include Yale faculty Mary Evelyn Tucker, John Grim, and Miraj Desai; F&ES alumni; and environmental advocates working on the community and policy levels.

In partnership with the Bhumi Project, the Yale University Chaplain’s Office, Hindu American Foundation, GROUNDED, and the Yale Graduate Conference on Religion and Ecology.

Details and registration at www.bhumishukta.org