Awake On Earth

Author: Carla a Wise
ISBN: 9780692686966
Size: 18,46 MB
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Awake on Earth is an exploration of climate change that is grounded in science, holistic, and personal. In it Carla Wise helps us understand what we are facing, why, and how we might respond with more honesty, courage, and even grace.

Plain Radical

Author: Robert Jensen
Editor: Soft Skull Press
ISBN: 1619026791
Size: 19,13 MB
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There was nothing out of the ordinary about Jim Koplin. He was just your typical central Minnesota gay farm boy with a Ph.D. in experimental psychology who developed anarchist-influenced, radical-feminist, and anti-imperialist politics, while never losing touch with his rural roots. But perhaps the most important thing about Jim is that throughout his life, almost literally to his dying breath, he spent some part of every day on the most important work we have: tending the garden. Plain Radical is a touching homage to a close friend and mentor taken too soon. But it is also an exploration of the ways in which an intensely local focus paired with a fierce intelligence can provide a deep, meaningful, even radical engagement with the world. Drawing on first hand accounts as well as the nearly 3,000 pages of correspondence that flowed between the two men between 1988 and 2012, this book is about the intersection of two biographies and the ideas two men constructed together. It is in part a love story, part intellectual memoir, and part political polemic; an argument for how we should understand problems and think about solutions—in those cases when solutions are possible—to create a decent human future.

Savage Grace

Author: Andrew Harvey
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 153203055X
Size: 20,56 MB
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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

A New Republic Of The Heart

Author: Terry Patten
Editor: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1623170478
Size: 15,48 MB
Format: PDF
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"Terry Patten asserts that we are living at the center of a multidimensional and radical revolution. Recasting current problems as emergent opportunities, he points out humans' natural tendency to evolve during periods of acute crisis and offers creative responses, practices, and conscious conversations for tackling the profound inner and outer work we must do to build an integral future. In this book for seekers and change agents, Terry Patten makes the case that the mounting challenges of our current global crises are being met with an emergent, interconnected revolution that integrates both inner personal growth work with outer awareness, activism, and service. Rather than diagnosing everything that is wrong with our current society, Patten identifies how spiritual and political awakenings are intertwined. He also looks at the range of responses to the crisis--from techno-optimism to ecological activism to survivalism--appreciating the partial truths in them all. Patten explores creative responses, practices, and conscious conversations that, together, will be taking us into an integral and inspiring future. This is a practical book for activists seeking to reframe, reanimate, and reintegrate their work for change"--

I Ll Never Write My Memoirs

Author: Grace Jones
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476765081
Size: 19,90 MB
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"Memoir from model and actress Grace Jones"--Provided by publisher.

Plays In Time

Author: Karen Malpede
ISBN: 9781783208166
Size: 16,46 MB
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With commentaries by Marvin Carlson, Christen Clifford, Rebecca Gordon, Cindy Rosenthal, Najla Said and Alexander M. Schlutz.

Caring For Creation

Author: Paul Douglas
Editor: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441230726
Size: 13,26 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Faith-Based Solutions to Caring for the Earth Climate change is a confusing and polarizing issue. It may also prove to be the most daunting challenge of this century because children, the elderly, and the poor will be the first to feel its effects. The issue is all over the news, but what is seldom heard is a conservative, evangelical perspective. Connecting the dots between science and faith, this book explores the climate debate and how Christians can take the lead in caring for God's creation. The authors answer top questions such as "What's really happening?" and "Who can we trust?" and discuss stewarding the earth in light of evangelical values. "Acting on climate change is not about political agendas," they say. "It's about our kids. It's about being a disciple of Jesus Christ." Capping off this empowering book are practical, simple ideas for improving our environment and helping our families and those around us.

Energy Without Conscience

Author: David McDermott Hughes
ISBN: 9780822362982
Size: 12,81 MB
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David McDermott Hughes investigates why climate change is not yet a moral issue by examining the history of energy use in Trinidad and Tobago. Drawing parallels between Trinidad's history of slavery and its oil industry, Hughes shows how treating oil as "ordinary" prevents us from making the moral choice to abandon it.

Extinction Dialogs

Author: Carolyn Baker
Editor: Next Revelation Press
ISBN: 9780990661405
Size: 18,68 MB
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Extinction Dialogs provides the unvarnished truth on what is actually happening in regards to global warming, the world, and humanity. There is no doubt that many will consider Extinction Dialogs a true to life horror story, but all are strongly advised to read it, except for the faint of heart.

The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible

Author: Charles Eisenstein
Editor: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583947248
Size: 15,81 MB
Format: PDF
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Argues that because human beings are all connected to each other and the planet, the key to creating a better world is to understand that our personal choices contain transformational power.