Event Date: 
Monday, 1 September, 2014

Can the revival of Daoism help to save China's environment by balancing ecology with a booming economy? – Dinner speaker event with consultant, Allerd Stikkler, September 2014 In our consumerist world everyone has a part to play in the protection of the planet. This talk focused on the resurgence of Daoism in China and how nature conservation is deeply rooted in the philosophy and practice of Daoism. Can one of China's ancient cultural traditions and its alliance with nature become the solution to balancing China's economic and environmental challenges? Born in 1928, Allerd Stikker trained as a chemical engineer. He became interested in Daosim decades ago and now holds status as a leading personality in the Daoist world in modern China. He has worked tirelessly in bringing the world of commerce and business together with the environmental movement. Since 2005 he has been a trustee of the Alliance of Religions & Conservation (a British,secular NGO) that works with world faiths to protect nature.