Bodhisattvas for the Earth

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Since October 2020, SGI-UK and the Centre for Applied Buddhism have been organising a monthly series of webinars looking at the climate crisis, and making positive suggestions for a hopeful future. Each month the focus alternates: when SGI-UK takes the lead we look at the contribution made by the philosophy of Nichiren Buddhism and the actions of SGI members. In alternate months, the Centre for Applied Buddhism involved people from different backgrounds and introduces an interfaith or multifaith dimension.

These webinars will be held on the last Wednesday of the month up to the COP26 international climate change conference due to be held in Glasgow in November 2021. By following the link you can see past webinars, and sign up for future ones.

Upcoming Webinars

March 2021

COMING SOON - Action for the Planet’ on Thursday, 1st April – webinar being led by Centre for Applied Buddhism

Past Webinars

October 2020

Bodhisattvas for the Earth - Robert Harrap, General Director of SGI-UK introduces the SGI Buddhist perspective on the causes and resolution to the climate crisis – 1st October

November 2020

COMING SOON - Buddhist Environmentalism - Dr Emilie Parry and Sanya Rajpal - 19th November

December 2020

COMING SOON - Bodhisattvas for the Earth: Climate action in the community - - Dr Michele Lamb hosts Liz Lorente (Transition Town Marlow), Vieve Richardson (Marine biologist), Sharron Harrison (Gleaning / community engagement) and Franco Zaffanella (Food production) in an inspiring discussion and Q&A. 10th December

January 2021

COMING SOON - Climate Action and the Need for Transformation Multifaith Webinar – Amandeep Kaur Maan (Ecosikh), Kamran Shezad (Bahu Trust – Muslim), Jamie Cresswell (Centre for Applied Buddhism), Talia Chain (Sadeh Farm – Jewish), Devena Chouhan (Hindu Climate Action) – 28th January

February 2021

COMING SOON - Creative Ecologies – Chaired by Koichi Samuels with Dr. Arianna Sdei (Architect and Sustainability Consultant – ‘Towards zero carbon architecture), Dr. Louise Squire (Specialist Tutor, University of Portsmouth – ‘Fiction, Ecology, and the Buddhist view of death’), Dr. Emilia Terracciano (Art Historian, University of Manchester – ‘In the company of trees: making sense of learning and living in an ecologically-damaged world’) 24th February