upr-header-1.jpg
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Programs
Have you ever had a Bad Air Day? How bad was it? What exactly does it feel like to live with air pollution?0000017c-7f7e-d4f8-a77d-fffffe0d0000Through our partnership with the Public Insight Network, we're encouraging Cache County residents to talk about their experiences with air pollution in the valley and we're giving you a space to ask questions about air pollution. Your stories and questions will help shape our coverage of this complicated and important topic.Having a Bad Air Day? Tell us about it.Read more about the project at the Public Insight Networks' blog.

God & Smog: Scholars & Religious Leaders Discuss Preserving Our Planet On Wednesday's Access Utah

religiousstudiesusuedu.jpg
religiousstudies.usu.edu
/

Today we're speaking with Margaret Barker, Dr. David Haberman, and Anuttama Dasa, panelists at the conference God & Smog:  The Challenge of Preserving Our Planet. The conference is taking place today in the USU John M. Huntsman School of Business Perry Pavilion until 5 p.m. 
 
The one-day symposium will consider the environment in relation to the perspectives and actions of five religious traditions: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Mormonism, and Native American traditions. The morning panel will consist of scholars who study the interaction of religion and the environment, while the afternoon panel will engage religious leaders who speak from the perspectives of their respective traditions. More information is available here
 
 
 

 
Margaret Barker is an independent scholar who has developed an approach to Biblical Studies now known as Temple Theology. Since 1997, she has been part of the symposium Religion, Science and the Environment. 
 
 
David L. Haberman received his Ph.D. in History of Religions from the University of Chicago and
is currently Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University-Bloomington. Although he has
studied and taught a great variety of religious traditions, he specializes in Hinduism. 
 
 
Anuttama Dasa is a Vaishnava Hindu teacher who has been deeply engaged with contemporary
social concerns, including interreligious dialogue, issues of religious freedom, and Vaishnavism
in relation to the environment.