To be a Pilgrim or Tourist?
Sat 30 Oct 2010 • 11:00-17:00
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To be a pilgrim is to be on the path of adventure, to move out of our comfort zones, to let go of our prejudices and preconditioning, to make strides towards the unknown.Satish Kumar
Satish Kumar hosts a day of talks, music and poetry There are two ways to be: to be a tourist - self-centred and self-seeking, or to be a pilgrim - seeing the earth and all life upon it as sacred and inter-related. These issues will be explored throughout the conference by profound and committed thinker and activists.
- Peter Owen Jones, presenter of BBC 2’s How to Live a Simple Life
- Prof Ursula King, author of The Search for Spirituality
- Caroline Lucas MP, Leader of the Green Party
- Misha Norland, Devon Principal of The School of Homeopathy
- Rupert Sheldrake, Biologist and author
- Music by Annemarie Borg and Gabriel Keen
- Poetry by Deborah Harrison
Loyola Hall, Heythrop College, 23 Kensington Square, London W8 5HN. (Nearest tube High St. Kensington)
Restaurant facilities are available at the venue.
This event is now SOLD OUT
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Peter Owen Jones
Peter Owen Jones is an Anglican priest who presented the BBC2 travel series Around the World in 80 Faiths. In 2010 he presented another series titled How to Live a Simple Life where he tries to live a life without money, in the footsteps of Saint Francis of Assisi.
Professor Ursula King
Professor Ursula King teaches at the School of Oriental and African Studies. She is an internationally renowned scholar on spirituality, interfaith dialogue, women and religion. Her latest book The Search for Spirituality: Our Global Quest for Meaning and Fulfilment, is a sweeping examination of the world’s spiritual landscape. It argues for a new, transformative approach to solving global problems.
Caroline Lucas, Leader of the Green Party of England and Wales, was elected as one of the Green Party’s first MEPs in 1999 and as the Green Party’s first MP in May 2010. She is Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Fuel Poverty, Vice Chair of Public and Commercial Services and CND All Party Parliamentary Groups. She is a former member of the European Parliament’s Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. She is Vice President of Stop the War Coalition; CND National Council Member; Director of the International Forum on Globalization; Matron of the Women’s Environmental Network; Patron of Action for UN Renewal and Martlet’s hospice. Caroline Lucas was winner of the Observer’s Ethical Award for the UK’s most ethical politician in 2007, 2009 and 2010 and was included in the Environment Agency’s Top 100 Eco-Heroes of all time.
Misha Norland is a founding member of The Society of Homeopaths and was the first editor of its journal. He was Head of Homeopathic Research at the first UK homeopathic college in 1977, while in 1981 he founded the School of Homeopathy in Devon and has taught many of the world’s leading homeopaths. He is an international clinical facilitator, lecturer and author, and is well known for his contributions to journals, conferences and new materia medica.
Rupert Sheldrake is a biologist and author of more than 80 scientific papers and ten books. A former Research Fellow of the Royal Society, he studied natural sciences at Cambridge University. He studied Philosophy and History of Science at Harvard University, and took a Ph.D. in biochemistry at Cambridge. As the Rosenheim Research Fellow of the Royal Society, he carried out research on the development of plants and the ageing of cells in the Department of Biochemistry at Cambridge University. He is currently Director of the Perrott-Warrick Project. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, near San Francisco, and a Visiting Professor and Academic Director of the Holistic Thinking Program at the Graduate Institute in Connecticut.
Anne Marie Borg
Anne Marie Borg is a singer, songwriter and lyricist. With her passion for writing and as a lyricist/vocalist she works in close collaboration with other composers in various countries and her career has taken her through Europe and across North America over the past 10 years. Her passion for French Music and Poetry has led her to combine interpretation and musicality in songs regardless of the time in which they were written. She scripts, and performs her own one-woman shows, with a mixture of sophistication, wit, emotion and charm. In recent years her public performances have reflected her thoughts about individual and personal responsibilities in front of the fragile balance of our planet.
The Resurgence Trust
This event will help raise money for The Resurgence Trust, an educational charity (No.1120414) registered in England and Wales.