The Faith Communities of Tasmania – along with supporters of climate change came together at University of Tasmania on World Peace Day to celebrate Living the Change, and to commit to living with changes to their carbon footprints!
Kris Schaffer, our Aboriginal Horticulturalist, Artist and Teacher, welcomed us to Country and Tim Devereux brought the sound of the Earth into the gathering.
Councillor Mike Dutta from the City of Hobart Council, who is originally from Fiji, spoke to us about the ongoing effects climate change is having on the Pacific Islander nations.
We diverged a little from the Living the Change national program to have some reflection time on the inner work we need to do before we could commit to maintaining outer behaviour change and how our faiths could help us in this. There are demons such as fear, anger, grief etc that can interfere in the genuine spiritual transformation need in such a crisis.
Three communities expressed an interest in running a Living the Change workshop – Hindu, Muslim and Buddhist. We expect that will happen over the next three months or so, a couple have mentioned before or just after Christmas. This is so inspiring!
We have a quotation from Kris Schaffer, who said: I’ve enjoyed taking part in Living the Change as I see it continuing the work we’ve all been doing to reconcile with the Earth.