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  • Published: 2 September 2013
  • ISBN: 9781583946855
  • Imprint: North Atlantic
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 248
  • RRP: $29.99

Occupy Spirituality



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--to discover a spirituality that can not only help us get along, but help us reevaluate our traditions and transform them.

Incorporating the words of activist leaders culled from interviews and surveys, the book provides a framework that is deliberately interfaith and speaks to our profound yearning for a life with spiritual purpose and for a better world. Each chapter is construed as a dialogue between Fox, a 72-year-old theologian, and Bucko, a 35-year-old spiritual director to homeless youth. As we listen in on these familiar yet profound conversations, we learn about Fox and Bucko's own spiritual journeys and discover a radical spirituality that is inclusive, democratic, and relevant to the world we live in today.

Table of ContentsForeword by Mona EltahawyForeword by Andrew HarveyIntroduction: Invitation to Occupy Your Conscience1. Is It Time to Replace the God of Religion with the God of Life?2. Radical Spirituality for a Radical Generation3. Adam's Story4. Matthew's Story5. What's Your Calling? Are You Living in Service of Compassion and Justice?6. Spiritual Practice: Touch Life and Be Changed by It 7. No Generation Has All the Answers: Elders and Youth Working Together8. Birthing New Economics, New Communities, and New Monasticism Conclusion: Occupy Generation and the Practice of Spiritual Democracy Afterword by Lama Surya Das

  • Published: 2 September 2013
  • ISBN: 9781583946855
  • Imprint: North Atlantic
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 248
  • RRP: $29.99

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