Religions of the World and Ecology


Book Series

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Jainism and Ecology

July 10-12, 1998

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 - ABSTRACT


Cromwell Crawford, University of Hawaii, Manoa

Agenda 21: Jain Cosmology and Ethics for the Eco-Crisis - ABSTRACT


Christopher Key Chapple, Loyola Marymount University

Jain Biocosmology and Environmental Thought


Kim Skoog, University of Guam

Ahimsa as a Categorical Imperative for Environmental Care - ABSTRACT


John Koller, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Perspectivalism as a Basis for Ecological Dialogue - ABSTRACT


S. L. Gandhi, Secretary General, Anuvibha, Jaipur

Jain Principle of Ahimsa and Ecology - ABSTRACT


Nathmal Tatia, Emeritus Professor, Nalanda University, Bihar

The Jain Worldview and Ecology - ABSTRACT


B. C. Lodha, Vice Chancellor, Jain Vishva Bharati Institute, Ladnun

Protection of the Environment from a Jain Perspective - ABSTRACT


John Cort, Denison University

Toward a Possible Jain Environmental Ethic - ABSTRACT


Paul Dundas, University of Edinburgh, Scotland

Digging Ahimsa: The Limits of a Jain Environmental Ethic - ABSTRACT


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) - ABSTRACT


Bhagchandra Jain, Department of Pali and Prakrit, University of Nagpur, India

Ecology and Spirituality in Jain Tradition - ABSTRACT


Sadhvi Shilapi, King's College, England

Environmental and Ecological Issues Propagated and Discussed by Tirthanka Mahavira - ABSTRACT


Kristi Wiley, Department of South and Southeast Asia, University of California, Berkeley

The Nature of Nature: Jain Perspectives on the Natural World - ABSTRACT


Conference Summary and Response


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