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Earth Talks: What is the Place of Spirituality in Ecology?

Wednesday, 19 October, 2016 - 20:00

With David Cadman, John Sauven, Tony Juniper and Nick Campion

Wednesday, 19th October 2016 - 20:00 – 22.00

Join us for a special event as part of the inauguration of the new MA in Ecology and Spirituality, to be launched in January 2017 and taught jointly by Schumacher College and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. We will debate and discuss the role of spirituality in ecology, an issue of profound importance as concern over climate change deepens.   

The event is part of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David’s Harmony Initiative  and is sponsored by Dr Nicholas Campion and the Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture, and Dr Jane Davidson and INSPIRE - The Institute of Sustainable Practice, Innovation and Resource Effectiveness

Jane Davidson will introduce the evening, David Cadman, John Sauven and Tony Juniper will each give their thoughts on the vital question of the place of spirituality in ecology, and for the last hour we will open the topic for questions and debate. Schumacher College’s Rachel Fleming will be in the Chair.

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Venue: Studio One, Space, Dartington
Date: Wednesday 19 October, 2016
Time: 8:00 pm
Entrance: £5.00/£4.00 Concession

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John Sauven

John Sauven is the Executive Director of Greenpeace UK and a Harmony Professor of Practice at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. With a background in forests he was instrumental in getting protection for the Great Bear temperate rainforest in Canada. It was an epic battle between logging companies, timber traders and their retail customers in Europe and North America. John Sauven co-ordinated the international campaign to secure a moratoria on further destruction of the Amazon by soya producers and later similar tactics were used to get a cattle moratorium. In 2010 John started the campaign to protect the Arctic from oil exploration. It turned into a heroic battle first with Russia’s Gazprom and then Shell. In 2015 Shell pulled out of the Arctic.

Tony Juniper

Tony Juniper is a Harmony Professor of Practice at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. He is also an independent sustainability and environment adviser, including as Special Advisor with the Prince of Wales's International Sustainability Unit, Fellow with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and as co-founder of sustainability consultancy group Robertsbridge. He was executive director of Friends of the Earth from 2003-2008 was executive director of Friends of the Earth and was Vice Chair of Friends of the Earth International from 2000-2008. He is President of the Wildlife Trusts, President of the Society for the Environment and a trustee of Fauna and Flora International and Resurgence-Ecologist. His latest book is What is really happening to our planet?: the facts simply explained, (LINK To http://www.dk.com/uk/9780241240427-whats-really-happening-to-our-planet/ ). www.tonyjuniper.com, twitter:@tonyjuniper.com

David Cadman

David Cadman is a Quaker writer and a Harmony Professor of Practice at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.  He is also a Visiting Professor at University College London and the University of Maryland.   He is a Trustee of The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts and a Fellow of the Temenos Academy.  His recent publications include Speeches and Articles 1968-2012, of which he was co-editor, which is a collection of speeches and articles of The Prince of Wales, published by the University of Wales, Love Matters, published by Zig Publishing, 2014, Finding Elsewhere, a collection of stories for our time, published by Zig Publishing, 2015 and Why Love Matters, of which he was co-editor, published by Peter Land, 2016.  His work can be found at www.lovematters.uk.com.

Nicholas Campion

Nick is the director of the Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture.He is responsible for taking forward the Centre’s research and teaching activities, through supervising PhD students, sponsoring research projects, organising conferences and other events, and publishing research via the peer-reviewed journal Culture and Cosmosand the Sophia Centre Press.  Nick is Programme Director of the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology at the University of Wales Trinit Saint David.