A flourishing garden in dumpsters; a beehive to show how communities work; children learning their “cosmic address” through quiet reflection. These are just a few tools Jane Riddiford and Rod Sugden of Global Generation are using to help shape London’s busiest construction zone. Both are inspired by the Universe Story, and by the many ways people can use it to recognize values in their own lives. Jane and Rod, staff and volunteers are catalyzing a community with opportunities to garden, eat, and learn together. Here, construction workers, local families, refugees, Muslim immigrant kids, and office workers connect with each other and with natural rhythms still pulsing under the concrete.
Some ideas we talk about:
- The Universe Story as a source of values.
- How modern people can develop a sense of being indigenous.
- How we can have creative, functional cities that allow people to be different.
- Living in three levels of history: cultural history, our contributions to the future, and our cosmic history.
- How a garden is a 3D metaphor for something coming from nothing.
- A Maori myth in London—The Three Baskets of Knowledge: I, We, and the Planet.
- What is ritual?
- The work of GG alumni: young Muslims connecting the environment with their spirituality; enlisting nature as a model of diverse communities.
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