23 Dec Religion, Science and the Environment Symposium VIII: Restoring Balance: The great Mississippi River (New Orleans, 18-25 October 2009)
The eighth RSE Symposium ‘Restoring Balance: The great Mississippi River´ took place on 18-25 October 2009 in New Orleans, convened by HAH the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.
The main target of this eight-day symposium was to raise awareness among the local population, in an attempt to protect the environment. The organization’s core of action is based on the simple belief that science and religion must work in collaboration to secure earth’s welfare. This event brought together environmentalists and religious leaders and provided them with the opportunity to discuss the future of the sensitive water resources and the effect of the climate change on them.
The symposium started with the Patriarch blessing the waters of the Mississippi River in the presence of the people that experienced the devastating hurricane Katrina in 2006. Earlier that day a memorial service was held for the victims and their families.
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