THE FIRST GATHERING OF ITS KIND IN LONDON
The Flourishing Diversity Series invites you to a unique opportunity to listen, dialogue, and participate with Indigenous leaders from across the world.
Wisdom traditions hold many of the answers to our most pressing problems concerning the climate crisis and environmental protection. It’s time to consider them at the global-scale.
From the 7th - 11th of September, Flourishing Diversity will host a series of events across London that build collaboration and help us to see what we can all do to better live in harmony with the delicate systems of this planet, our only home.
The Summit will create an intentional space at UCL for the representatives of Indigenous traditions and a diverse group of leading experts to share their wisdom, ideas and strategies to address contemporary environmental challenges.
Open to all, each day includes teachings and exploration on a different theme.
10.30am - 7pm
Take part in a moving meditation dedicated to Gaia, our Earth, along the life blood of London, the River Thames.
The event begins with a water ceremony led by the Arhuaco and is held in partnership with the London National Park City initiative, XR Youth, XR Internationalist Solidarity Network.
We are calling upon strong Western voices to ‘donate’ the power of their voice.
Instead of speaking we are asking high profile individuals from the worlds of film, business and conservation, to listen to someone whose voice might otherwise go unheeded and whose wisdom offers alternative frameworks of being and thinking.
TOWARDS A FLOURISHING FUTURE
Human activity has profoundly altered our climate and the environment.
Modern Lifestyles have caused many of us to lose touch with the natural world, disconnecting us from our planet, the other species with which we share it, and each other.
We are only beginning to understand what this means for our collective future; there are many unknowns. Given the likely scale of the impact, ensuring a collective habitable future demands practices that will foster, prize, support, defend and generate diversity at every possible level.
Communities of people living in Indigenous ‘wisdom traditions’ across the world maintain these connections.
They offer us alternatives we desperately need to embrace. Their traditions still care for and enhance the flourishing of diversity - conserving the multi-species relationships on which planetary well-being depends.