Wednesday, 31 August 2016


In the midst of the varied discussions on the proposed changes to marriage laws Rabbi Sacks in November last year, delivered this keynote presentation in front of an audience of faith leaders and scholars from across religions and 23 countries around the world.

"I want this morning to begin our conversation by one way of telling the story of the most beautiful idea in the history of civilization:  the idea of the love that brings new life into the world.  There are of course many ways of telling the story, and this is just one.  But to me it is a story of seven key moments, each of them surprising and unexpected.

The first, according to a report in the press on 20th October of this year, took place in a lake in Scotland 385 million years ago.  It was then, according to this new discovery..."

You can find a transcript of his presentation here.

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