President Donald Trump has undone or renegotiated many of his predecessor’s environmentally friendly policies, removing climate change research from government websites and pulling out of the Paris climate agreement. Religiously inspired environmental activists have emerged as some of his loudest critics.
The Bhumi Project seeks to rally Hindus worldwide in support of the environment. The organization is overseen by the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies in partnership with GreenFaith.
Manuel Lopez Zafra is an assistant professor of religion at the New College of Florida in Sarasota. He is an expert on Buddhism, especially Tibetan Buddhism, and Hinduism. He also has a popular blog that explores his other interest – religion in popular culture, especially in television and films.
The International Society of Krishna Consciousness celebrates its 50th anniversary, despite major setbacks.
Anuttama Dasa is the international media coordinator for ISKCON and a member of its Governing Body Commission. He joined ISKCON in 1975 and lives in Rockville, Md.
Sayama Mohini Devi Dasi is a pujari (temple priest) at the Radha-Krishna Lotus ISKCON Temple in Phoenix.
Shaunaka Rishi Das is director of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies in Oxford, England. He has been a member of ISKCON since 1979 and is on the faculty of its Bhaktivedanta College in Belgium. He lives in Oxford.
Kripamoya Das is on the faculty of ISKCON’s Bhaktivedanta College in Belgium, and he blogs about Krishna Consciousness at The Vaishnava Voice. He lives in southern England.
Dharma Dasa is the head pujari (temple priest) at ISKCON Miami, a position he has served for 43 years. He is also the past temple president and is on the faculty at ISKCON’s Bhaktivedanta College in Belgium.