What does this rich and varied tradition tell us about the way we construct meaning? Is reverence for nature something that all religions have in common? Featuring:
- Marie-Elsa Bragg is a writer, lecturer, Jesuit Spiritual Director, ordained Anglican priest and Duty Chaplain of Westminster Abbey. She is part-French, part-Cumbrian, growing up in London as well as spending considerable time in Cumbria – the setting which her debut novel Towards Mellbreak profoundly evokes. The novel is published by Chatto and Windus.
- Mahinda Deegalle is Professor in the Study of Religions, Philosophies and Ethics, College of Liberal Arts, Bath Spa University, United Kingdom. He is the author of Popularizing Buddhism: Preaching as Performance in Sri Lanka (State University of New York Press, 2006), the editor of Buddhism, Conflict and Violence in Modern Sri Lanka (Routledge 2006), Justice and Statecraft: Buddhist Ideals Inspiring Contemporary World (Nagananda International Buddhist University, 2017), Dharma to the UK (World Buddhist Foundation, 2008), Vesak, Peace and Harmony: Thinking of Buddhist Heritage (Nagananda International Buddhist University, 2015) and the co-editor of Pali Buddhism (Curzon 1996). He regularly appears in BBC World Service, Buddhist TV and recently in BBC Big Questions.
Chaired by Wendy Jones, author of seven books – both fiction and non-fiction, which have been translated into 11 languages, including Portrait of the Artist as a Young Girl, the biography of Grayson Perry.