In addition to this sampling, you can view a YouTube playlist of Hinduism and Ecology videos here.
Shivali Fulchand: “What does the Hindu tradition have to say about the environment?”
London School of Economics Faith Centre
Dr Shivali Fulchand reflects on the Hindu tradition’s understanding of the environment and how Hindus are called to encounter and interact with creation.
David Haberman: “Hinduism and Ecology”
David Haberman discusses Hinduism and Ecology with Mary Evelyn Tucker. “Hinduism and Ecology” is part of the larger “Conversations on World Religions and Ecology” project. Watch the whole “Conversations on World Religions and Ecology” series on the Forum on Religion and Ecology YouTube Channel.
“The South Asian Response to Journey of the Universe”
David Haberman, Christopher Ives, and Christopher Key Chapple
Journey of the Universe and Our Elegant Universe Symposium
Three scholars of South Asian religions suggest ways in which those traditions might respond to Journey of the Universe. Dr. David Haberman, Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University Bloomington, draws parallels with Hindu creation myths of the One becoming the many, suggesting that all of reality is interconnected and arising from the same source. Dr. Christopher Ives, Professor and Chair of Religious Studies at Stonehill College, suggests that Buddhism teaches people to move beyond egocentricity to realize that one affects and is affected by everything else, which resonates with Journey’s notion of interdependent communities. Dr. Christopher Chapple, Professor of Indic and Comparative Theology at Loyola Marymount University, appeals to the structure of Jain temples to convey insights about the connection between the human body and the cosmos, the purification of consciousness, and the recovery of intimacy with life in its many forms.
“Troubled Waters: India’s effort to clean up sacred but polluted Ganga River”
PBS Newshour (February 11, 2020)
The Ganga River, known as the Ganges under British rule, is one of the most revered waterways in the world, yet also among the most polluted. PBS reports on the challenges of India’s efforts to clean up the river and restore its natural flow.