In remote Himalayan desert, Buddhists, Muslims, Christians unite to protect land, heritage
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March 2, 20237 min read1308 words
Published: March 2, 2023  |  7 min read1308 words
The movement has been effective because ‘faith leaders are trusted more than political parties,’ said one activist in the region. On Jan. 26, when 56-year-old Buddhist engineer-innovator Sonam Wangchuk started his hunger strike in the remote Himalayan desert of Ladakh, Muslims an...
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2 days ago
"Local Futures’ founder Helena Norberg-Hodge first went to Ladakh in 1975, when the region was opened to tourism and “development”. She found communities and a place-based agrarian culture that – despite scarce resources and a difficult climate – had sustainably met the Ladakhis' material and psychological needs for hundreds of years." I watched her film "THE ECONOMICS OF HAPPINESS" some years ago, loved it and shared it with others. It reveals the unsustainability and harm to people of our Global Food Economy practices and recommends that we grow food LOCALLY. Watch for free: https://www.localfutures.org/programs/the-economics-of-happiness/
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Mar 5
This article is a great investigative piece showing how people/religions can unite for a better purpose. They do a great job explain how the fast of one man is bringing together different groups of people after decades of fighting. Really interesting article that flew under the radar of mass news.
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