Friends Event: Understanding the Perfect Hindu Scripture: An Exploration of the Bhagavad-gita
West Midlands, B69 3DU
A talk by Gopal Patel of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies
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 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.