Delivering the 2019 Gandhi Oration, World Vision Chief Advocate, Reverend Tim Costello is hopeful for the future.
In his oration, 'Justice in Action', Rev Costello of talked of a "retribalised" world where micro-tribes, which were once defined by nation, religion, or culture, are now tightly defined by an ever-changing set of rules. Digital communities bolster these micro-tribes, becoming echo chambers of their own making.
Our opinions and emotions, loyalties, customs and perceptions of right or wrong, good and evil, are shaped by our need to belong to a group and sometimes by our willingness to hate rival groups.
Examining this behaviour in both a local and global context, Costello considers the relevance of Gandhi's philosophy. Listen to his hopeful conclusion that all of us can be part of a more just world.
This talk was recorded live at The Roundhouse, UNSW Sydney.