Words of change

Showcasing interfaith eco poetry for a more sustainable, thriving and spiritually aware society.

By ARIEL DOMINIQUE HENDELMAN
July 10, 2016 12:33
4 minute read.
Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development

Performers at the poetry slam pose with the ICSD team. (photo credit: VALERIE BRESLOW)

 
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If music and math are the universal languages, then poetry is the great equalizer, a transcendent stream of words that flows undiscriminating between people and places.

On June 30, the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development (ICSD) hosted its second annual Interfaith Eco Poetry Slam that showcased the transcendent power of poetry. Twenty poets of Jewish, Muslim and Christian faiths gathered at the Tmol Shilshom cafe in Jerusalem’s city center to express themselves through spoken word on the subjects of ecology, sustainability and the future of the environment.

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