Active Hope

How to Face the Mess We're in Without Going Crazy

Author: Joanna Macy,Chris Johnstone

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1577319729

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 8598


In a time of economical and environmental crisis, the authors reveal how, through active hope and a transformational mindset, people can face global crises without despair and play a personal role in the collective “Great Turning” toward a life-sustaining society. (This book was previously listed in Forecast.) Original.

Savage Grace

Living Resiliently in the Dark Night of the Globe

Author: Andrew Harvey,Carolyn Baker

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 153203055X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 190

View: 8338


In the boldest and most daring book either author has ever written, Andrew Harvey and Carolyn Baker confront us with the life and death reality of the global crisis and the fact that four crucial strategies must be employed not only to survive the dark night, but to inhabit our bodies and our lives with passionate authenticity, honesty, vigilance, community, compassion, and service. These strategies are Reconnection, Resistance, Resilience, and Regeneration. Deep and unprecedented reconnection with self, others, and Earth must be our mission, regardless of the outcome. Distinguishing between problems which have solutions and predicaments which can only be responded to, Harvey and Baker articulate precisely how we have arrived at this unprecedented juncture and offer strategies of resistance against the fundamental enemies of humanity and the Earth. Such a response demands of us something far deeper than what conventional religions and visions of activism call for--nothing less than living and acting from the Sacred Self, both without illusion and totally committed to compassion and justice even, if necessary, in hopeless situations. With Trump, its as if the Titanic has hit the iceberg. We are the passengers. The only question before us, and before the whole world, is how we stop the ripping of our hull. The original Titanic sunk due to human arrogance. There is still time for us to save ourselves with the power of humility, resistance and renewal. This book offers a compelling and profound pathway for human survival after hitting the iceberg. Jim Garrison, Founder and President of Ubiquity University. A powerful manual for a spiritual revolution! Read it, pray it, reflect on it, and then start acting on it...because the future of the world depends on it. Adam Bucko, co-author of Occupy Spirituality and The New Monasticism

After the Death of Nature

Carolyn Merchant and the Future of Human-Nature Relations

Author: Kenneth Worthy,Elizabeth Allison,Whitney A. Bauman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351582909

Category: Nature

Page: 308

View: 8084


Carolyn Merchant’s foundational 1980 book The Death of Nature: Women, Ecology, and the Scientific Revolution established her as a pioneering researcher of human-nature relations. Her subsequent groundbreaking writing in a dozen books and over one hundred peer-reviewed articles have only fortified her position as one of the most influential scholars of the environment. This book examines and builds upon her decades-long legacy of innovative environmental thought and her critical responses to modern mechanistic and patriarchal conceptions of nature and women as well as her systematic taxonomies of environmental thought and action. Seventeen scholars and activists assess, praise, criticize, and extend Merchant’s work to arrive at a better and more complete understanding of the human place in nature today and the potential for healthier and more just relations with nature and among people in the future. Their contributions offer personal observations of Merchant’s influence on the teaching, research, and careers of other environmentalists.


For family, school and community

Author: David Hicks

Publisher: Teaching4abetterworld

ISBN: 1526203618

Category: Social Science

Page: 249

View: 4127


This book is a timely and practical response to the most important challenge of our times – climate change. It provides a thoughtful and readable introduction to why this matters for everyone. It explains the relationship between climate change and the sources of energy we use, as well as important choices that we need to make for the future - for our families, schools and communities. It explores what we need to know and what people are feeling about this issue. It offers readily accessible examples of what we can do to both limit and adapt to the changes we face. Intended for the general reader, concerned citizen and those with a responsibility for young people, this book provides a clear understanding of what a more sustainable low-carbon future could look like and why this will be of benefit to both present and future generations.

Die Zukunft, die wir meinen - Leben statt Zerstörung

Ökumenische Versammlung Mainz 2014

Author: Ulrich Schmitthenner,Peter Schönhöffer,Christof Grosse

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 364312869X

Category: Ecumenical movement

Page: 221

View: 7276


Die Ökumenische Versammlung 2014 tagte vom 30. April bis 4. Mai in Mainz unter dem Motto "Die Zukunft, die wir meinen - Leben statt Zerstörung". Über fünfhundert Personen nahmen teil. Mit fünf großen Podiumsdiskussionen, mehr als 150 Workshops und Sonderveranstaltungen, Gebeten und Gottesdiensten setzte sie den gemeinsamen Weg von Christen, Initiativen und Kirchen für Gerechtigkeit, Frieden und Bewahrung der Schöpfung fort ("Konziliarer Prozess"). Sie nahm dabei die Anstöße der vorhergehenden Ökumenischen Versammlungen, die Impulse aus dem Apostolischen Schreiben "Evangelii Gaudium" von Papst Franziskus, die Ergebnisse der Vollversammlung des Weltkirchenrates in Busan/Südkorea und seine Einladung zu einem Pilgerweg des Friedens und der Gerechtigkeit auf.

Joints and Connective Tissues

General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series

Author: Kerryn Phelps,Craig Hassed

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0729582175

Category: Medical

Page: 1280

View: 6095


Joints and Connective Tissues - General Practice: The Integrative Approach Series. In order to diagnose and manage the patient presenting with musculoskeletal symptoms, it is important to distinguish whether the pathology is arising primarily in the so-called hard tissues (such as bone) or the soft tissues (such as cartilage, disc, synovium, capsule, muscle, tendon, tendon sheath). It is also important to distinguish between the two most common causes of musculoskeletal symptoms, namely inflammatory and degenerative.

The Hidden Lamp

Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women

Author: Zenshin Florence Caplow,Reigetsu Susan Moon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1614291330

Category: Religion

Page: 440

View: 1596


The Hidden Lamp is a collection of one hundred koans and stories of Buddhist women from the time of the Buddha to the present day. This revolutionary book brings together many teaching stories that were hidden for centuries, unknown until this volume. These stories are extraordinary expressions of freedom and fearlessness, relevant for men and women of any time or place. In these pages we meet nuns, laywomen practicing with their families, famous teachers honored by emperors, and old women selling tea on the side of the road. Each story is accompanied by a reflection by a contemporary woman teacher--personal responses that help bring the old stories alive for readers today--and concluded by a final meditation for the reader, a question from the editors meant to spark further rumination and inquiry. These are the voices of the women ancestors of every contemporary Buddhist.

Lost and Found

Healing Troubled Teens in Troubled Times

Author: Jan Elise Sells

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781467544160

Category: Bullying

Page: 384

View: 4776


This book invites you into a counseling office at a contemporary urban middle school as students show up, open up, and share their pain.