Navigation

Spiritual Activism: Leadership as Service

Author: Alastair McIntosh & Matt Carmichael
Pub Date: 26/05/2016
Publisher: GREEN BOOKS
Drawing on a rich history of spirituality and activism, from The Bhagavad Gita, to the Hebrew prophets, to Carl Jung, this book is both guide and inspiration for people involved in activism for social or environmental justice.
ISBN: 9780857844149
Availability: In stock

£11.99



Product description
Over the past half century the issues facing activists have changed, as has our understanding and awareness of spirituality. For activists, spiritual philosophy is rising up the agenda because it offers distinct, tried and tested approaches to deep questions: Where did it all go wrong? What does it mean to be human? What is the place of leadership? What is the nature of power? The book begins by defining spirituality for a modern audience of all faiths and beliefs, and goes on to consider the problems and necessities of true leadership. Drawing on a rich history of spirituality and activism, from The Bhagavad Gita, to the Hebrew prophets, to Carl Jung, it is both guide and inspiration for people involved in activism for social or environmental justice. The text is enriched with tales from the authors' own experiences. It contains case studies of inspirational spiritual activists (including Mama Efua, Desmond Tutu, Gerrard Winstanley, Sojourner Truth and Julia Butterfly Hill), which demonstrate the transformative power of spiritual principles in action.
Related Books
Customers who bought this item also bought

The Pocket Thomas Merton

£8.99
Thomas Merton was spiritual parent to a generation. This collection of short excerpts from his voluminous writings covers all of his main themes, thus serving as a perfect short introduction to his work in his own words.

The Art of Dying

£13.99
Is there an art to dying? And if there is, what can we do to achieve a good death? We have few special rituals to prepare for death, or to mark it, and we often fail to help the dying prepare for death. "The Art of Dying" contains accounts by the dy