Consciousness In Action

Author: Andrew Beath
Publisher: Lantern Books
ISBN: 9781590560792
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Featuring the thoughts of Julia Butterfly Hill, Deena Metzger, Joanna Macy, John Mack, and others, this inspiring dialogue between environmental and spiritual activists centers on the seven attributes of consciousness that they have employed in their activism.

The Way Of Discernment

Author: Elizabeth Liebert
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 1611640105
Size: 40.61 MB
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We all make decisions constantly--some with careful reflection, some without much thought. But what if we understood these decisions, minor as well as major, as matters of faithful Christian living? In this helpful and encouraging book, Elizabeth Liebert introduces the practice of discernment and guides readers through the process of faithful decision making. Following the way of discernment means becoming increasingly able to notice where God is at work in the world and in one's own life--and becoming increasingly generous with one's own life in response. After briefly exploring the Christian tradition of discernment, Liebert then turns to practical steps and exercises that will help readers as they seek God's call in the midst of their decisions, allowing readers to internalize some of these practices and incorporate them into their daily lives.

Student Development And Social Justice

Author: Tessa Hicks Peterson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319574574
Size: 19.30 MB
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This book weaves together critical components of student development and community building for social justice to prepare students to engage effectively in community-campus partnerships for social change. The author combines diverse theoretical models such as critical pedagogy, asset-based community development, and healing justice with lessons from programs promoting indigenous knowledge, decolonization, and mindfulness. Most importantly, this book links theory to practice, offering service-learning classroom activities, course and community partnership criteria, learning outcomes, and assessment rubrics. It speaks to students, faculty, administrators, and community members who are interested in utilizing community engagement as a vehicle for the development of students and communities towards wellbeing and social justice.

Words Under The Words

Author: Naomi Shihab Nye
Publisher: The Eighth Mountain Press
ISBN: 9780933377295
Size: 36.29 MB
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Widening Circles

Author: Joanna Macy
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9780865714205
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An autobiography by the influential ecologist and philosopher covering her life from her childhood in a rural area of western New York State to her marriage, travels, involvement in environmental activism, and spiritual journey through Buddhist faith and practices.

The New Creation Story

Author: Andrew Beath
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692225448
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Book Three of our Creation Story provides solutions. Our hope for the future resides in the unexpected, in the irrational, in the intuitive. Mostly, our hope comes from faith in the human capacity to find a way through, to be brilliant when circumstances require brilliance. In our story the Universal Organizing Principle is the absolute nature of reality arising as pure consciousness, intelligence, function, and beauty, which appears in objective form as all manifest things, including whales, birdsongs, human children, stars, bees and primrose flowers. We are standing on a precipice that will destroy us unless we act brilliantly, now! The Ecological Epoch shows us how to do so-that is, how to recreate a healthy relationship with the Earth and with all Nature's creatures. Spirit, Eros and Climate Chaos have left us facing two possible outcomes to our current destructive behavior. The first is a proactive, graceful transition into an Earth-honoring sustainable way of life; the second, economic collapse from weather anomalies, agricultural disruption, rising seas, scarcity of clean water, and radioactive toxicity-all creating innumerable environmental refugees, social chaos and human demise. No matter which scenario eventual holds sway, the end result will be a worldwide culture that has dramatically changed its appreciation for the Earth's living systems and biological functioning; we will have completed the recently begun journey into the Ecological Epoch-changing our relationship with Nature from ignorance to a reorientation based on respect and reverence. Will the transition needed to integrate this new consciousness into our collective behavior be graceful or traumatic? That is the issue of our generation's short existence here on Earth. "A bold and brilliant analysis of the human story set against the predicament of climate change. Beath strikes at the heart (exposes the pain) of our cultural paralysis, explores the root causes and skillfully describes the way to a responsible and enlightened future. I can genuinely say how very good it is, and how particularly poignant it was to read it after the Climate March in NYC-in the context of the ever-present question of what will become of us, what should we do?" -Linda Solomon Wood, Editor-in-Chief, The National Observer "Beath has written a thoughtful, passionate history of The Planet, The Human Species, and, basically, The Future, where we are now, and where may be headed. It's both an easy-going and a stunning read, one of these profound books that seemingly come out of nowhere. One of the best reads in a long time, and couldn't be more timely." -Steve Chapple, UCSD, author "Andrew Beath is a true visionary of our time. This third book in the trilogy calls us to evolve into a new epoch, one that leads with balance, integration, and connectivity. Beath masterfully links scientifi c, historical, spiritual, and mythological information. The New Creation Story is a sacred adventure that honors the Earth and all of its creation." -Rachel Lang, radio program host for "Blissen Up!"

Man S Search For Meaning

Author: Viktor E. Frankl
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 0807014281
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Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of others he treated later in his practice, Frankl argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it, find meaning in it, and move forward with renewed purpose. Frankl's theory-known as logotherapy, from the Greek word logos ("meaning")-holds that our primary drive in life is not pleasure, as Freud maintained, but the discovery and pursuit of what we personally find meaningful. At the time of Frankl's death in 1997, Man's Search for Meaning had sold more than 10 million copies in twenty-four languages. A 1991 reader survey for the Library of Congress that asked readers to name a "book that made a difference in your life" found Man's Search for Meaning among the ten most influential books in America.