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Cromwell Crawford was born and raised in India of a Civil Service family. He holds graduate degrees from Serampore University, West Bengal, India, Indiana University and Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley. He is a Professor of Religion at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu. He teaches in the areas of Comparative Ethics and Religion and Medicine. His publications are chiefly in the field of Bioethics.


Abstract of paper given at Jainism and Ecology conference:
Agenda 21: Jain Cosmology and Ethics for the Eco-Crisis

Jain environmental ethics is based on 5 principles--Equality, Non-Violence, Reciprocity, Restraint, and Recompense. These principles are applied to address the major problems of : Biodiversity, Global Warming, Pollution, Waste, Over Population, and Nuclear Epidemic.


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