Spiritual Activism: Leadership as service by Alastair McIntosh (Author), Matt Carmichael (Author) [Updated Mar 06, 2016]

Pub Date: Sept 24, 2015

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.

Alastair McIntosh is a Scottish writer, scholar, broadcaster and activist on social, environmental and spiritual issues, raised on the Isle of Lewis. A Fellow of the Centre for Human Ecology, an Honorary Fellow in the School of Divinity at Edinburgh University, and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the College of Social Sciences at Glasgow University, he holds PhD in liberation theology and land reform from the University of Ulster.

Matt Carmichael is a climate activist, English teacher, writer and homemaker with a degree in theology from Durham. He was a founder board member of Schumacher North and is the creator of the Delta Course; an intensive course on spirituality for groups of people from any or no religious background.

Spiritual Activism: Leadership as Service

Published on Aug 17, 2015

Alastair McIntosh speaks to co-author Matt Carmichael about their new book, Spiritual Activism: Leadership as Service, published 24th September 2015 in the UK and 1st October 2015 in the USA.

<strong>Alastair McIntosh &amp; Matt Carmichael – Spiritual Activism </strong>

ublished on Oct 27, 2015

Matt and I (Alastair) use the expression – Spiritual Activism – to mean the spiritual underpinning of action for social and ecological justice. It is an underpinning, because it is not sufficient to think of spirituality – that which gives life – as an optional “dimension” or “element”. If activism is not grounded in spirituality it cannot be sustained in the long run: we either burn out or sell out as the oil of life runs low. We need replenishment from the wellheads of life itself. No matter what religious tradition we may or may not be coming from, this re-sourcing is a question of depth psychology and, we argue, ultimately one of spirituality.

Georgi Y Johnson and Bart Ten Berge ‘ Anxiety And Awakening’ Moderated by Renate and Iain McNay

Published on Mar 5, 2016

Georgi Y Johnson and Bart Ten Berge ‘ Anxiety And Awakening’
In this interview Georgi Y Johnson, Author of “I AM HERE” and her Partner Bart Ten Berge, Author of “THE GIFT” 7 STEPS to a Happy and Fulfilled Life”, discuss the meaning of anxiety and depression in the process of Awakening. Fear is a natural part of physical life but we need to unhook our fears as the authority on our thoughts, feelings and choices.
The way to do this is not to repress fear but give it space. Liberated fear is alive and appropriate to the moment. For many, severe Anxiety or Panic attacks can be the turning point in finding themselves. Georgi is telling us her own story of a period of Deep Depression, Panic Attacks and Anxiety; looking for help she met Bart who is a Healer and the co-founder of the International School of Spiritual Psychology (ISSP) based in Holland.

The Science of Channeling by Helané Wahbeh

Published on Mar 5, 2016

IONS researcher Dr. Helané Wahbeh presents an overview of the six questions we hope to answer in our our long-range research program on this fascinating topic.

Path of Avoidance or Path of Commitment

Published on Mar 5, 2016

Excerpt from discourses at the ‘Entering the Heart’, 7-day immersion at Château Frandeux, Belgium. February 5th – 12th, 2016

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