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Jainism and Ecology

 

July 10-12, 1998

 

  • Opening Sessions
  • Keynote Addresses on Jainism and Ecology
  • Panel Presentations
  • Conference Summary and Response

 

Opening Sessions

 

Welcoming Remarks:

 

Lawrence Sullivan, Director, Center for the Study of World Religions

 

Mary Evelyn Tucker, Bucknell University, Conference Coordinator

 

John Grim, Bucknell University, Conference Coordinator

 

Christopher Key Chapple, Loyola Marymount University, Conference Convenor

 

Keynote Addresses on Jainism and Ecology

 

L. M. Singhvi, Former High Commissioner to Britain from India - Respect for the Natural World in the Jain Tradition

 

Panel Presentations

 

Satish Kumar, Schumacher College - Celebration of Simplicity

 

Cromwell Crawford, University of Hawaii, Manoa - Agenda 21: Jain Cosmology and Ethics for the Eco-Crisis

 

Christopher Key Chapple, Loyola Marymount University - Jain Biocosmology and Environmental Thought

 

Kim Skoog, University of Guam - Ahimsa as a Categorical Imperative for Environmental Care

 

John Koller, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Perspectivalism as a Basis for Ecological Dialogue

 

S. L. Gandhi, Secretary General, Anuvibha, Jaipur - Jain Principle of Ahimsa and Ecology

 

Nathmal Tatia, Emeritus Professor, Nalanda University, Bihar - The Jain Worldview and Ecology

 

B. C. Lodha, Vice Chancellor, Jain Vishva Bharati Institute, Ladnun - Protection of the Environment from a Jain Perspective

 

John Cort, Denison University - Toward a Possible Jain Environmental Ethic  

 

Paul Dundas, University of Edinburgh, Scotland - Digging Ahimsa: The Limits of a Jain Environmental Ethic  

 

Samani Pratibha Prajna, Jain Vishva Bharti Institute, and Samani Malli Prajna, Jain Vishva Bharti Institute - Solution to the Environmental Crisis through the Jain Way of Life (with a brief meditation)

 

Bhagchandra Jain, Department of Pali and Prakrit, University of Nagpur, India - Ecology and Spirituality in Jain Tradition

 

Sadhvi Shilapi, King's College, England - Environmental and Ecological Issues Propagated and Discussed by Tirthanka Mahavira

 

Kristi Wiley, Department of South and Southeast Asia, University of California, Berkeley - The Nature of Nature: Jain Perspectives on the Natural World

 

Conference Summary and Response

 

Padmanabh Jaini, Professor Emeritus of Buddhist Studies, University of California, Berkeley