Ahimsa (Nonviolence) and Sustainability Conference (Ahimsa and Sustainab)

Venue: Cal Poly Pomona, Bronco Student Center

Location: Pomona, California, United States

Event Date/Time: Nov 12, 2010 End Date/Time: Nov 13, 2011
Registration Date: Nov 12, 2010
Early Registration Date: Nov 05, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Jun 15, 2010
Paper Submission Date: Jun 15, 2010
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Conference Description
Ahimsa Center at Cal Poly Pomona will address the theme of sustainability in its fourth international conference on nonviolence. The conference will feature wide-ranging scholarships and experiences to illuminate the relationship between ahimsa (nonviolence) and sustainability from multiple perspectives.

What we do about our ecology largely depends on how we think of ourselves in relation to nature and people around us. The ecological challenges associated with sustainability are often seen as a warning for an imminent crisis. But these challenges can also be taken as an invitation to reflect on how and what we think of ourselves in the context of our enviornment, rethink our current ways of living, and marshal the transformative power of nonviolence in building a sustainable future.

Ahimsa or nonviolence is the experience of oneness with others and nature. It connotes reverence for all life. This interdisciplinary conference will explore the significance of nonviolence for sustainability by focusing on issues and topics such as:

o Ahimsa and ecological worldview
o Ecological interdependence
o Good life as sustainable life (sustainability and quality of life)
o Gandhi’s ecology, and the environmental movements
o The make-up and making of sustainable communities
o Sustainability in business and professions
o Innovation and design for sustainability
o Education for sustainability
o Waging sustainability through nonviolence: Action plans


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