Occupy Spirituality: A Radical Vision for a New Generation

Occupy Spirituality: A Radical Vision for a New Generation

Paperback Sacred Activism

By (author) Adam Bucko, By (author) Matthew Fox

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  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 248 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 20mm | 476g
  • Publication date: 16 September 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Berkeley, CA
  • ISBN 10: 1583946853
  • ISBN 13: 9781583946855
  • Sales rank: 294,591

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The Occupy Wall Street movement and protest movements around the world are evidence of a new era of intergenerational activists seeking deeper spiritual meaning in their quest for peace and justice. This book is a call to action for a new era of spirituality-infused activism. Authors Adam Bucko and Matthew Fox encourage us to use our talents in service of compassion and justice and to move beyond our broken systems - economic, political, educational, and religious - discovering a spirituality that not only helps us to get along, but also encourages us to re-evaluate our traditions, transforming them and in the process building a more sacred and just world.

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ADAM BUCKO is cofounder of the Reciprocity Foundation, empowering homeless youth to break the cycle of poverty, and HAB, an interspiritual contemplative fellowship focused on training young people in radical spirituality and sacred activism. MATTHEW FOX is an internationally acclaimed theologian working in the creation spirituality tradition of Christianity. He is the best-selling author of 30 books, including "Original Blessing, A Spirituality Named Compassion, " and "The Coming of the Cosmic Christ."

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""Occupy Spirituality "is a powerful, inspiring, and vital call to embodied awareness and enlightened actions. 'Spiritual democracy, ' as it is called in this book, is necessary ... if we are not only to survive as a species on this beautiful, sacred planet, but also to cocreate through our conscious, committed actions a world and planet where all beings thrive together. Thank you Matthew Fox and Adam Bucko for such a wonderful book." --Julia Butterfly Hill, environmental activist and author of "The Legacy of Luna: The " "Story of a Tree, a Woman, and the Struggle to Save the Redwoods" " ""The dialogue between these two visionary men comes as a fresh, exhilarating wind. It swings wide the doors of our minds and reveals what is surely the most heartening phenomenon of our time. Illumined and honored here are the moral clarity and courage of young activists the world over, as they unmask the deadening abuses of an exhausted civilization. Matthew and Adam help us hear these voices and catch the spiritual power moving through them." --Joanna Macy, author of "Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We're in without Going Crazy" "A beautiful book with a simple, clear, and profound message for our time." --David Korten, board chair, "YES! Magazine;" author of "Agenda for a New Economy" "A rollicking ride, a pointed and energetic exchange in which love and mutual esteem is evident on every page. ...this volume is a heart-felt and potent wake-up call for the churches to re-engage in the radical and revolutionary task that has been theirs from the outset: to produce prophets and mystics for the world." --"National Catholic Reporter" "In "Occupy Spirituality, "our friends Adam Bucko and the Rev. Matthew Fox have begun a multigenerational conversation that is becoming critical to accomplishing the kind of change we want to see in spirituality today. Being deeply connected to the two ends of the spectrum of adult life, and looking togetherr