Hanne Strong is a environmentalist and spiritual lady who met HH Priya Nathji in Delhi. She felt the spiritual spark in her when she met HH Priya Nathji. She first heard about Shri Nathji in 1992, at the Rio Earth Summit, where Shri D.N. Sinha had read Shri Nathji’s message on Environment. At that time, Hanne Strong had organized and chaired two conferences in Rio de Janeiro during the Earth Summit entitled, “Sacred Earth Gathering/Wisdom Keepers Convocation.”
Here is a letter which Hanne Strong had written to HH Priya Nathji in 1993, thanking her for the things he had send and remembering the beautiful meeting she had with HH Priya Nathji. She also inventing him to visit her in US.
Mrs. Strong was born on July 29, 1941, in Copenhagen, Denmark, where she also received a degree in Design and Planning from the IAS Institute. She is married to Maurice F. Strong, former Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General. She has two daughters, seven grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.
As the President of the Manitou Foundation, established in 1988, and the Manitou Institute (environmental stewardship), formed in 1994, Hanne Strong has established the largest intentional, interfaith, and ecumenical retreat center and sustainable teaching community in North America.From 1972 to the present, she has traveled to over 100 countries and has attended numerous universities, seminars, and conferences as a guest speaker on ecumenical communities, sustainability, and spiritually-based environmental education. She has been an advocate for environmental conservation and restoration, placing over 1,200 acres of the foundation's lands under Conservation Easements in order to protect and preserve the pristine mountain range, wildlife habitat, and fragile eco-systems of the Baca Grande.
Mrs. Strong has organized several conferences for children, youth, and the disabled. She has founded numerous nonprofit organizations for Native Americans and co-founded the first nonprofit private foundation in Kenya. Over the past 25 years, Mrs. Strong has worked with Native Americans throughout Canada and the United States and indigenous peoples worldwide to assist in their efforts to preserve their spirituality, cultural values, and native lands.