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GreenFaith welcomes Hindu and Jain Scholar in Residence,
Releases Ten Key Hindu Environmental Teachings

GreenFaith is pleased to announce that Dr. Pankaj Jain has become GreenFaith’s Hindu and Jain Scholar in Residence, and will work with GreenFaith to build relationships with Hindu and Jain communities nationwide.  GreenFaith is releasing Dr. Jain’s Ten Key Hindu Environmental Teachings as its leading resource on Hinduism.

To receive your free copy of Ten Key Hindu Environmental Teachings, click here.

Dr. Jain is an Assistant Professor of South Asian Religions and Ecology at the University of North Texas.  He has taught Indian Films, Sanskrit, Hindi/Urdu languages and literatures at North Carolina State University, Rutgers, Kean University, Jersey City University, and at the University of Iowa. In his scholarship he connects the ancient Indic traditions of Hinduism and Jainism with contemporary issues – particularly the environment.  He studied under Dr. Christopher Key Chapple, one of the world’s leading scholars on Hinduism and ecology.  GreenFaith will release an interview with Dr. Jain in our September e-newsletter.

“It is indeed a pleasure to be able to partner with GreenFaith to engage the Hindu and Jain communities on the environment,” said Dr. Jain.  “Ancient Indic philosophy and religion can make important contributions to the development of a sustainable society.  I look forward to working with you.”

“The Hindu and Jain communities an important part of the wider US religious community,” said Rev. Fletcher Harper of GreenFaith.  “We are thrilled to have a scholar of Dr. Jain’s caliber as our partner in our efforts to engage Hindu and Jain communities on behalf of the earth.”

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