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Japanese TV Company airs Assisi footage

December 6, 2011:

Interview with KS Pannu of the Punjab Pollution Control Board and Rajwant Singh of EcoSikh

Throughout ARC's Sacred Land event in Assisi last month our media partners UBrain TV recorded the celebration and conference as well as a number of interviews with key contributors, representing the many religions and cities involved in the Green Pilgrimage Network. .

They have prepared a number of short video clips from the material they filmed and these are available on their website

Link here for more details of the Assisi event, and here to see our photo gallery from Assisi

Videos of the Conference

HRH Princess Michael of Kent reading the address on behalf of HRH Prince Philip

The opening procession through the streets of Assisi

ARC Secretary General Martin Palmer's introduction to Sacred Land

Environmentalist Tony Juniper reflecting on the role of religion in environmentalism

'Religion as partner and challenge to conservation' presentation by Martin Palmer.


Kahan Singh Pannu, head of the Punjab Pollution Control Board and Dr Rajwant Singh, chairman of EcoSikh Interview about greening Amritsar in India.

Alison Hilliard ARC's Green Pilgrimage Network director.

Yassin Garba Maisikell, Advisor to the Qadiriyyah Sufi Movement in Kano, Nigeria

Ven Davaapurev Sainkhuu, from Gandantegchenling Monastery.

This monastery at the centre of Mongolian Buddhists in Ulaanbaatar has been responsible for creating a Long-Term Environment plan for all Buddhists in Mongolia

Betsy Gaines Quammen,The Tributary Fund

Wolfgang Teubner, Managing Director of ICLEI

"We are suporting local governments worldwide in their efforts to become more sustainable... Holy places are all placed somewhere in a local constituency and if pilgrims want a sustainable pilgrimage they will have to look to the resources that the local government can provide."

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December 6, 2011:
Japanese TV Company airs Assisi footage
Throughout ARC's Sacred Land event in Assisi last month our media partners UBrain TV recorded the celebration and conference as well as interviews with key contributors.