IGN 10-3
Interfaith dimensions of traditional ecological knowledge

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
313, Sacramento Convention Center
Jesse Ford, Dept. Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
Indigenous knowledge, grounded in astute observations of the natural world, also considers the role of humans in the interconnected web of life. Deep, sustained listening is needed to bridge profound differences in cultural worldviews. Being able to know and speak one’s deepest truths enhances the possibilities for collaboration. A willingness to be transformed in unexpected ways is helpful, because this journey often awakens deep ethical and moral reflection, with all the consequences that this can entail.