As part of the A Narrative of Love project, Dr Scherto Gill hosts a series of conversations with thinkers and spiritual teachers on their understanding of love, and how they see the significance of love in our personal and political lives. This series is in preparation for the 5th Spirit of Humanity Forum, scheduled to take place online in June 2021.
Sister Jayanti Kirpalani, European Director, Brahma Kumaris.
“Dignity and worth don’t come through money, politics, or any of the external factors, they are part of the experience of the love that human beings can feel. If I am feeling love, if I am feeling full of love for others, I hold my head up high with dignity. I am able to see others with that self-worth that allows me to have respect for myself and respect others and value them.”
Professor Lord John Alderdice, a Northern Ireland politician and Member of House of Lords of the United Kingdom.
“When building peace we need to address disturbed historic relationships between people in communities– then-new political structures or institutions can emerge that can help facilitate better communal relationships – not vice versa.”
Lene Rachel Andersen, Danish author, indie publisher, economist, futurist, philosopher and Bildung activist.
“If we have an educational system that is so focused on science and technology only for people to get an education so they can go out and be producers and consumers, we end up losing all meaning. Only giving parts of education becomes meaningless data and we get angry, frustrated and anxious young people that don’t know why they are learning what they are learning. I think that is what we are seeing.”
Bob Boisture, President and CEO of the Fetzer Institute.
“I think love is the only thing that can save the world…it is the only human impulse that is possibly strong enough to overcome those things that are pulling us apart.”
“The challenge of opening our hearts and love to each other is fundamentally a spiritual challenge; love is at the heart of reality.”
“Leadership development is all about virtue development, about spiritual formation.”
A Narrative of Love: Dr. Vandana Shiva on planting SEEDS OF LOVE.
Founder of Navdanya, a movement for biodiversity conservation and farmers rights. Founder and director of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy.
A Narrative of Love: Dr Joy DeGruy, about resolving trauma and how we can all BE the healing
Internationally renowned researcher and educator. Her research focuses on the intersection of racism, trauma, violence and American chattel slavery.