Gopal Patel, Co-Founder and Director of Bhumi Global
Hadrien Coumans, Co-Founder and Co-Director of The Lenape Center
Join Tanenbaum CEO, Rev. Mark Fowler, Gopal Patel, Director of Bhumi Global, and Hadrien Coumans, Co-Founder and Director of the Lenape Center, to better understand the relationship between Earth and the divine and explore what this means for humans.
The conversation will draw on the Lenape community’s work to increase local biodiversity, and the grassroots sustainability work of Bhumi Global with Hindu communities and international communities’ writ large. Learn more about how religious communities at the local, regional, and global levels are relating to and being responsible for the Earth.
Director of Bhumi Global
Gopal D. Patel is Co-Founder and Director of Bhumi Global, an international Hindu faith-inspired NGO that works with people of spirit and faith to promote environmental care. He has worked for over 10 years as an environmental activist and leader to address issues such as climate change and biodiversity loss. Gopal also serves as co-chair of the United Nations Multi-faith Advisory Council and an Advisor the Parliament of the World’s Religions. Born and raised in England, Gopal currently lives with his wife in New York City.
Co-Founder & Co-Director of The Lenape Center
Hadrien Coumans is Co-Founder and Co-Director of Lenape Center with the mission of continuing Lenapehoking through community, culture and the arts.
Hadrien is also an advisor for wellbeing and peacemaker.
He offers support and guidance to people individually and collectively. He advises, advocates, teaches, and conducts ceremonies. His areas of focus are resilience, conflict resolution, cultural continuance and genocide prevention. Hadrien lectures at Columbia University and has spoken and presented at: Department of Homeland Security, Cardozo Law School, New York University, The New School, Queens Museum and Brooklyn Museum.
Rev. Mark Fowler
Raised in Harlem and the Bronx, Rev. Mark Fowler oversees all of Tanenbaum’s program areas and works with operations, fund development and communications. Mark has been involved in New York City’s education community for over 20 years and is a skilled facilitator/trainer who has worked with teachers, counselors, administrators and students. He is a sought-after keynote speaker and facilitator in all of Tanenbaum’s core areas, and has addressed organizations globally on issues of equality in race, gender, sexual orientation and religion.
Director of Bhumi Global
Co-founder & Director
The Lenape Center