Inter Faith Week Discussion on Climate Change and Faith 2022

Monday 14 November 12.00 – 0.00

The Chaplaincy, University of Warwick, Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry CV4 7AL

Discussion about what different faiths are saying and doing about climate change. With: Buddhist - Ven Luang Por Khemadhammo (Phra Bhavanaviteht) OBE is a Theravāda Buddhist monk. He is one of the founders of the Thai Forest Tradition in the West. Ajahn Khemadhammo began Buddhist prison chaplaincy work in 1977. In 1985, with the help of others, Angulimala, the Buddhist Prison Chaplaincy, was launched with him as its Spiritual Director. Currently, Luang Por Khemadhammo continues to visit prisons and teach meditation both at his monastery and at Warwick University. Christian - Godfrey Armitage MA (Oxon), MSc (UBC) Godfrey a microbiologist who ran the University of Warwick Certificate in Lifelong Learning course Ecology and Conservation. He sits on the Diocese of Coventry environment group and recently was involved with the Church of England ‘Churches Count on Nature series 2021’ with A Beginner’s Guide to Biodiversity and Ecology. He is also actively involved with A Rocha a Christian organisation involved in research education and supporting churches in their conservation of the environment. Jewish - Rabbi David Mason BSc and MSc in Econometrics in the LSE. Rabbi Mason is senior Rabbi of Muswell Hill United Synagogue and is involved with the Jewish organisation EcoSynagogue. He represented Chief Rabbi Sacks on issues of international aid and debt. EcoSynagogue’s aim is to help ensure that, with careful attention to synagogue buildings and practices, we can launch the Jewish community towards a net zero carbon future. Muslim - Shaikh Tauqir Ishaq a civil engineer by profession, based in Hinckley Leicestershire and is a lecturer in a variety of Islamic Sciences. He is the author of a number of books on Spirituality and the fundamentals of Islamic beliefs. He has also produced videos on a variety of Islamic and scientific subjects that can be found on his YouTube channel. Sikh - Dr Gurnam Singh is an activist researcher, writer, and educator. His work is dedicated to highlighting and disrupting systems and mechanisms of power, privilege, and violence that lead to human suffering and inequity. He is an honorary Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Warwick and a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA). Dr Singh has published on issues related to social justice, anti-racism and decolonisation. Prior to entering academia, he worked as a professional social worker and community activist. In more recent times his work has sought to connect issues of coloniality, capitalism and climate emergency and in particular the role of education.

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Event categories Conference/seminar/talk/workshop, Dialogue/discussion, Environment/ climate event, Higher or Further education
Important information Please come and join us for a community lunch in the Chaplaincy at 12:00 followed by the discussion at 12:30. Everyone welcome.
Note: this is an event for those at Warwick University.

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