This talk was given by the Rev. Geoff Usher.
In March 2009 I went to Japan for the Council meeting of the International Association for Religious Freedom, held at the Tsubaki Grand Shrine near Suzuka.
While in Japan I was given a copy of a book by Ervin Laszlo, entitled “You Can Change the World: The Global Citizen’s Handbook for Living on Planet Earth.”
The first chapter is entitled “The World in Our Hands”, and I have taken that as the title for this sermon, in which I want to share with you some ideas from Laszlo’s book. It sets out the simple message that we must not wait for fundamental change to come from “above”, from the elected or appointed leaders of contemporary society.
Meaningful change must come from “below”, from the people – the ordinary people like us – who live in those societies.
The complete sermon can found here.