Costa Carras (Halki I)

Mr. Costa Carras, born in London in 1938, studied philosophy and ancient history at Oxford where he was President of the Student Christian Movement. He then studied economics at Harvard and worked for many years in shipping in London. He now lives in Athens. Together with his wife Lydia, a documentary film producer, he founded Elliniki Etairia (Society for the Environment and Cultural Heritage) in 1972, serving twice (1972-1975, 2001-2008) as its President. He is Vice President since 1976 of the federation of European conservation organizations, Europa Nostra. An Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, in 1988 he organized the Patmos meeting regarding religion and the environment which served as the prelude to the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s leading role in the field. He has recently published a book of environmental essays in Greek, Imiteles Topio, and earlier co-edited with Andrew Walker Living Orthodoxy in the Living World. He co-chaired the British Council of Churches Commission on Trinitarian Doctrine.