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Ecology and spirituality

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Ecologist, writer, and Gandhi disciple Satish Kumar.

By Julie Bierach, KWMU

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SAINT LOUIS, MO – Ecologist Satish Kumar editor of Resurgence magazine, believes in the connection between spirituality and ecology.

A follower of Mahatma Ghandi, Kumar is a strong supporter of peace and ecology.

Born in India, Kumar has been a Jain monk, a nuclear disarmament advocate and has walked over 8,000 miles around the world. During his travels he experienced adventures and tribulations. Kumar says he was thrown in jail in France, faced a loaded gun in America and delivered packets of peace tea' to the leaders of the four nuclear powers.

Kumar now lives in England.

For the last year, Kumar has been the E. Desmond Lee Visiting Professor in Global Awareness at Webster University. He is co-hosting a public conference tomorrow at Webster University on Global Ecology.

The conference, Global Ecology: A Creative Opportunity to Design a Sustainable Future, will be held Saturday, May 3 at 10 a.m. in the Winifred Moore Auditorium.

KWMU's science reporter Julie Bierach sat down with Kumar to talk about how by applying Gandhi's belief in the power of nonviolence, humans can stop global warming.

For more information visit Webster University.

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