Fertile Common Ground – TEDx talk by Judith Friedlander

In her talk, Judy looks at the wealth of learnings, customs and traditions that exist already in our combined religious and cultural teachings. Our fascination with the new can distract us from the extraordinary value of the old. We need to reclaim this accumulated wisdom to bring about a fertile common ground, where people from all cultures and religions come together to the same table and the same garden to share and build a rich bank of educational resources for the future.

Every faith celebrates food as a spiritual gift and every faith and culture has something powerful to say about our role in protecting the natural world. Judy argues that by learning from our past about planting and preparing food and caring for the earth, and then engaging with the practice as a community, it provides a real impetus for positive sustainable and social change and empowers us to do, and be, more.