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The Institute of Leadership & Ethics warmly invites you to a breakfast seminar led by Samuele Furfari on Saturday March 17, 2012 from 8:30 - 10:30hrs.
"Ecology and Ethics: A Different View"
What place do people give to Ecology? Behind only partly justified fears about the future of our planet, a deep challenge to the Judeo-Christian concept of man’s place in the universe emerges. Ecology will be given its due place by analyzing facts, not fears - in the clear light of the Bible instead of hidden agendas. Behind sometimes a pseudo-scientific position on ecology, the worship of nature has returned to a world where God has been put aside. On the pretext of "saving our planet," the development of poorer countries is jeopardised. This seminar will combine religion, ethics, and science with an aim to better understand the terms of the debate that affects all of us living in wealthier countries.
An Introduction to Samuele Furfari
Samuele Furfari has been an official of the European Commission for thirty years. As a specialist in energy policy he has been in charge of sustainable energy development and has participated in the negotiation of the Kyoto Protocol. He teaches "Geopolitics of energy" at the Free University of Brus-sels. He has published a number of refer-ence books on energy.
A committed Christian, Samuele Furfari is president of the Association of Evangelical Protestant Churches in Belgium and elder of the Brussels-Woluwe Church.
He wrote an essay (in French) on the topic that he will address: "God, Man and Nature: Ecology as the new opium of the people?" (Bourin Editeurs, Paris, 2010)
If you wish to attend the breakfast, please email to
giving your name and the number in your party no later than March 7, 2012.
Further information can be obtained from Julie Gelling:
The breakfast program is open to all at no charge although voluntary contributions towards the cost of these events are always welcome. Indication of cost per person: € 20.