In Collaboration with Novalis Ubuntu Institute, The Gatehouse Community and URI, we co-hosted a highly successful Interfaith Indaba from 26-28 April.
The three day bonanza started with a workshop at which David Karchere, Spiritual Director of Emissaries of Divine Light, shared some of the teachings expressed in his recently published book, Becoming a Sun. The morning session was followed by an Intergenerational workshop facilitated by Sarah Oliver and Uzair Ben Ebrahim, during which we engaged with learners from New Eisleben School in Crossroads received insights into how young people experience the concept of Freedom. We looked at how perceptions and ideas have changed over the years since the euphoria and hopes of 1994.
Our Freedom Day Bus Tour took our intergenerational group to Tana Baru, the Slave Lodge, Groote Kerk and finally, to the Planetarium where we watched an amazing presentation on the role of the Sun in caring for our planet.
The Interfaith Indaba concluded on Sunday 28 April with Sacred Connections. Novalis Ubuntu hosted it this time and between Anne-Lise Bure and Howard Goodman an enriching programme was presented. We were treated to a Hawaian dance, Khoi San poetry, drumming and musical gifting from Nic Paton and friends. Berry Behr and David Karchere shared messages from their heart… concluding that Interfaith as a movement has the power to save all our religions by creating a safe space where we watch out for each other.