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Friday, Aug. 14, 2009, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Keynote #1 by Peter Adriance
A reflective multimedia presentation on environmental stewardship from a faith perspective introduces this talk on the essential role of religion in advancing a sustainable world. Religious communities are experiencing a vital reawakening to the moral imperatives that ensure sustainability including the recognition that religion and science must work harmoniously to resolve pressing environmental problems. A variety of responses are evident, including examples from the Bahá’í community. The processes of expansion and consolidation, currently the major focus of the community, lay the essential foundation for even greater levels of social action.
Recent journal article of interest: “Greening the Flock: Roundtable Discussion on Religion and Sustainability” a discussion with nine religious leaders, moderated by Peter Adriance, as published in Sustainability: the Journal of Record