The Sophia Harmony Initiative

The idea that human beings can live in harmony with the cosmos underpins many of the esoteric traditions of east and west, of old world and new. It is also an idea which underpins much modern environmental thought and practice.

The Sophia Harmony Initiative is a collaboration between the University of Wales Trinity Saint David's Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology and Culture, and the Institute of Sustainable Practice, Innovation and Resource Effectiveness (INSPIRE). We are also collaborating with Schumacher CollegeIts goal is to take forward the conversation on sustainability and what we as individuals and communities can do to live in harmony with the natural environment.

As a first step the Initiative is planning a series of Study Days with the Quaker writer David Cadman (Gaia Foundation) and the leading environmentalists, Tony Juniper (Prince of Wales's International Sustainability Unit and Executive Director of Friends of the Earth 2003-2008) and John Sauven (Executive Director of Greenpeace UK), who have been appointed Professors of Practice at the University.

The first such Study Day will be at the University's Lampeter campus on Thursday 7 July - please click to see the programme details