The Sophia Harmony Initiative
Welcome to the outreach page of the Harmony Initiative at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. The idea that human beings can live in harmony with the cosmos underpins many of the esoteric traditions of east and west, of old world and new. It is also an idea which underpins much modern environmental thought and practice.
The Sophia Harmony Initiative is a collaboration between the University of Wales Trinity Saint David's Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology and Culture, and the Institute of Sustainable Practice, Innovation and Resource Effectiveness (INSPIRE). We are also collaborating with Schumacher College. Its goal is to take forward the conversation on sustainability and what we as individuals and communities can do to live in harmony with the natural environment. Its aim is to hold public outreach events and to develop related courses at the University. The Initiative's director is Dr Nicholas Campion.
As a first step the Initiative held a special day event in Lampeter on Living on Earth: Charting a Course for Harmony. The lead speakers were Quaker writer David Cadman (Gaia Foundation) and the leading environmentalists, Tony Juniper (Prince of Wales's International Sustainability Unit and Executive Director of Friends of the Earth 2003-2008) and John Sauven (Executive Director of Greenpeace UK), who have been appointed Professors of Practice at the University. We were joined by Juliet Davenport, CEO of Good Energy, also a new Professor Practice.