About Jonathon Porritt

Jonathon Porritt says:

For the last twenty-five years I have been arguing that today's so-called 'ecological crisis' is in essence a crisis of the human spirit. As we have degraded the Earth, so we corrupted our souls, caught up in a frenzy of suicidal consumerism.
The world's religions have become adept at wringing their hands on the sidelines as the Earth which they profess to be divinely created is consigned to Hell in a handcart. So what chances are there for some kind of spiritual renaissance in addressing this crisis, and to what extent will the world's religions enhance or impede such a renaissance?

Jonathon Porritt, director of Forum for the Future, is one of the best known and most influential advocates for the environment.
Born in 1950 in London, and educated at Eton and Magdalen College, Oxford, he became co-chairman of the Ecology Party (now the Green Party) whilst still a teacher of English and Drama in a London comprehensive school.
Between 1984 and 1990 Jonathon was the Director of Friends of the Earth subsequently presenting the television series Where on Earth are we Going? and Global Concerns.
In 1996 Jonathon founded Forum for the Future, a charity campaigning for solutions to today's environmental problems. He is an advisor on environmental issues to many bodies and is a member of Robin Cook's Green Globe Task Force.

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