In Episode 58, Quinn & Brian ask: Is faith sustainable?
Our guest is Dekila Chungyalpa, a trained scientist and Buddhist operating at the intersection of science, faith, and the environment. She is the director of The Loka Initiative, a new and innovative education and outreach program at the University of Wisconsin–Madison for faith leaders and religious institutions. Its mission is to support faith-led environmental efforts locally and around the world through collaborations with faith leaders and religious institutions on environmental protection, sustainable development, and global health issues.
Dekila believes that science and religion can be sympathetic, rather than adversarial, in their commitment to solving environmental and social problems compassionately and effectively. We are all different, in oh so very many ways, but there’s one thing that that every single human being has in common: if we destroy the planet through our own negligence, there will be nowhere left for us to argue about (and kill each other over) religion and politics.
Trump’s Book Club:
The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness by Eric T. Swanson and Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche: https://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/3R5XF4WMZE0TV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_ep_ws_2Gr8Ab6RS5WF3
Loka Initiative: https://centerhealthyminds.org/loka-initiative
Episode #4: What does the bible say about climate change?: https://www.importantnotimportant.com/podcast/2018/2/13/e-4-what-does-the-bible-say-about-climate-change-
Episode #29: The Pope Has Decided to Fix Climate Change With His Own Bare Hands: https://www.importantnotimportant.com/podcast/2018/08/07-e-29-the-pope-has-decided-to-fix-climate-change-with-his-own-bare-hands
Being Peace by Thich Nhat Hanh: https://www.amazon.com/Being-Peace-Thich-Nhat-Hanh/dp/188837540X
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