THE DELOS INITIATIVE

 

Malta Workshop

 

 

The Delos Initiative Fourth Workshop

 

Sacred Natural Sites with a primary focus on Islam

 

 

24-26 April 2017

Franciscan Retreat House of Porziuncola - Malta

 

 

 

 

Megalithic temple in Malta

 

Theme

Providing guidance for sacred natural sites in technologically developed countries

Objectives

  • Presentation and critical analysis of case studies with a primary focus on Islam and on those relevant to more than one living religion (including conserved areas, like the himas, which are not equivalent to other ‘holy sites’, but are based on Islamic principles). Extraction of lessons to be drawn concerning the integration of spiritual concerns in the management of natural sites.
  • Identification of case studies and lessons that could be included in the future updated and more encompassing IUCN Guidelines on Sacred Natural Sites.

Venue

Franciscan Retreat House of Porziuncola - Malta

You may download the workshop agenda here.

Partners

MedINA (Mediterranean Institute for Nature and Anthropos)

Silene Association

University of Malta - Institute of Earth Systems

Photos:

Megalithic temple in Malta

View of Ghadira nature reserve from St. Agatha's Tower (Red Tower) in Mellieha Malta

Photo by Inkwina (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons