Friends Event: Caring for the Planet: A Hindu Response
Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre
Rothley Street, Leicester LE4 6LF
A talk by Gopal Patel of the OCHS Bhumi Project
In 2009 the OCHS launched the Bhumi Project, an international initiative to encourage Hindus to address environmental concerns, including climate change. Since then the Project has developed partnerships with interested parties in Africa, Europe, the US, and India. Initiatives include the Green Temple programme, which was launched at the White House in 2011, and the Green Pilgrimage Network – an effort to make pilgrim sites across India environmentally friendly. Gopal Patel, who heads the Project for the OCHS, will talk about his experiences surrounding the challenges and opportunities in making Hinduism relevant for one of the most pressing concerns of our times.