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Please Join Us For a Discussion and Film Screening at the World Wildlife Fund: Journey of the Universe

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The program will consist of two parts: the joys and experiences of a three year faith-based conservation program at WWF; and the importance of inspiring wonder and awe regarding Earth's ecosystems and species, especially through film.
When May 06, 2014
from 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM
Where WWF-US Room 2004, 1250 24th ST NW, Washington DC 20037
Contact Name
Contact Phone 202-560-2040
Attendees Tom Dillon
Dekila Chungyalpa
Tom Lovejoy
Mary Evelyn Tucker
John Grim
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"Journey of the Universe," is an EMMY® Award-Winning film, which weaves together the findings of modern science with cultural traditions of Asia, Africa, and the West. It explores evolution as a process of creativity, connection, and interdependence with the hope to inspire conservation and restoration.

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Tom Dillon, the Senior Vice President of Forest Programs at WWF, will give welcoming remarks. Since joining WWF in the early 90s, Tom established the WWF Vietnam and Laos offices in Asia and played a leading role in developing the Amazon Regional Protected Areas Program (ARPA) in Brazil.

Dekila Chungyalpa, the Director of Sacred Earth program at WWF, will speak on the lessons learned and future of faith-based conservation projects. Prior to initiating the Sacred Earth program at WWF, Dekila spent six years leading WWF's efforts in the Mekong region on hydropower and climate change solutions and five years on community-based conservation with WWF's Eastern Himalayas program.

Thomas Lovejoy is one of the world's leading conservation and climate scientists. He was the first person to use the term biological diversity in 1980 and made the first projection of global extinction rates in the Global 2000 Report to the President that same year. He directed the World Wildlife Fund-US program from 1973 to 1987. He will speak on the importance of reaching different audiences.

Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim are the leading academics in the field of religion and ecology. They are Senior Lecturers and Research Scholars at Yale University where they teach in a joint MA program in religion and ecology between the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and the Divinity School. They established the Forum on Religion and Ecology after organizing a series of ten conferences at Harvard (1995-1998), which resulted in ten books. Their latest book is Ecology and Religion (Island Press, 2014). Mary Evelyn will give the keynote and they will lead the discussion following the film.

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