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Yoga: Covert Conversion to Hinduism or Universal Good?

In this Parliament of the World’s Religions session, this panel of yogis and yoga experts considers whether the practice of yoga is necessarily linked to Hinduism, and whether it is possible to practice yoga fully without taking on the beliefs of Hinduism.

May 23rd, 2010 at 6:00 am

Climate Change and Overconsumption: An Islamic perspective

Speaking at the Parliament of the World’s Religions, Imam Afroz Ali presents an Islamic perspective on the issue of climate change and the (over)use of the world’s resources. He questions whether economic models based on growth can be consistent with sustainability and protection of the global environment. Imam Afroz Ali is the Founder and President of the Al-Ghazzali Centre for Islamic Sciences and Human Development. Melbourne, December 2009.

This program from the 2009 Parliament of the World’s Religions, Melbourne is presented in its entirety by Slow TV.

Religion, Violence and the Future of Torture

Dr. George Hunsinger, a Presbyterian minister and Professor of Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, discusses the nature of violence and it’s “refuge in falsehood” in the context of torture.  Hunsinger is the founder of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture, an interreligious organization opposing torture in the United States.

This presentation from the 2009 Parliament of the World’s Religions is presented in its entirety by SlowTV.