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Friends Event: Caring for the Planet: A Hindu Response

Leicester Friends Event
Saturday, 3 May 2014 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

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.

Organiser: 
Friends of the OCHS - Leicester
lf@ochs.org.uk

Friends Event: Hindu Attitudes to Wealth

Birmingham Friends Event
Saturday, 31 May 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Shree Ram Mandir
8 Walford Road
Sparkbrook
Birmingham, B11 1NR

A talk by Anuradha Dooney of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies

Despite global recession India edges closer to being one of our wealthiest nations, yet the face of poverty also continues to portray India to the world. In a country of economic and social contradictions it is easy to play one off against the other. But wealth and India are not new bedfellows, either materially or spiritually. In this talk Anuradha Dooney asks if wealth is generated by hard work or by destiny? How can debt be a blessing and not a curse? Who decides what is valuable? and which corporation is the best to worship?

Organiser: 
Friends of the OCHS - Birmingham

Friends Event: Hindu Attitudes to Wealth

Leicester Friends Event
Saturday, 7 June 2014 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Belgrave Neighbourhood Centre
Rothley Street, Leicester LE4 6LF



A talk by Anuradha Dooney of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies

Despite global recession India edges closer to being one of our wealthiest nations, yet the face of poverty also continues to portray India to the world. In a country of economic and social contradictions it is easy to play one off against the other. But wealth and India are not new bedfellows, either materially or spiritually. In this talk Anuradha Dooney asks if wealth is generated by hard work or by destiny? How can debt be a blessing and not a curse? Who decides what is valuable? and which corporation is the best to worship?

Organiser: 
Friends of the OCHS - Leicester
lf@ochs.org.uk