In 2006 a group of grandparents/seniors met to express concern about the growing threat of climate change and its impact upon the earth. How would threats to viable sustainability affect the lives of future generations and the natural world? What response could we offer to make a difference?
Over the ten years since, many Community Forums, supported by the Manningham City Council, are one of the outcomes of this seminal meeting. Our particular emphasis has always been “human identity” – who are we really? Speakers from a wide range of disciplines have informed, challenged and inspired audiences in addressing the over-arching spiritual question of discerning a proper human relationship with the earth. We believe a fundamental source of healing our fractured relationships with our planet lies in understanding ourselves as inherently part of earth, fully dependent upon her bounty and blessing for survival.
Art, poetry, ritual and music add richness to events and our quest to present an integrated opportunity that raises awareness and a deeper consciousness of ‘the human condition.’
Workshops, film showings and small group “Table Talk” gatherings are further expressions of our quest to make the facts plain and support action towards change in attitudes and policies.