A Radical Vision for a New Generation
by Matthew Fox and Adam Bucko
"A powerful, inspiring, and vital call to embodied awareness and enlightened actions. Thank you Matthew Fox and Adam Bucko for such a wonderful book."
—Julia Butterfly Hill, environmental activist
On the two-year anniversary of the Occupy movement, renowned theologian Matthew Fox and sacred activist Adam Bucko deliver a powerful call to action for a new era of spirituality-infused activism.
Adam Bucklo and Matthew Fox
We wrote Occupy Spirituality to encourage and assist these young adults in their spiritual path, a path that combines contemplative quieting of the reptilian brain with the moral outrage that so many people are feeling today.
"The monologue of the Religious Right is over. And a new dialogue has begun. This book is a sign of that dialogue." Read what Shane Claiborne, Julia Butterfly Hill, Arun Gandhi, and other spiritual activists are saying about Occupy Spirituality.
Internationally-acclaimed theologian Matthew Fox on the Occupy generation and sacred activism in this exclusive video interview for Patheos.
Adam Bucko and Matthew Fox
Occupy Spirituality: redefining leadership as dynamic, democratic and authentic.
The Sacred Activism Series presents leading voices that embody the tenets of Sacred Activism—compassion, service, and sacred consciousness—while addressing the crucial issues of our time and inspiring radical action.
Visit Matthew Fox's Patheos blog for more writings from him, Bucko, Andrew Harvey, and other inspiring voices for our time.
Christine Hoff Kraemer
Someday, I'm going to be ready to dream and vision again, and Occupy Spirituality is a book that can stoke that inner fire.
This book is at least as much about "occupying" religion in order to break it open as it is about "occupying" Wall Street in order to reveal alternatives to its assumptions. It stirred my blood.
We can be contemplative activists and mystics on a mission. Matthew Fox and Adam Bucko give us a road map for joining spirituality and action to change the world.
This book will both equip you to occupy your own spirituality (to go deeper into your firsthand experience with God or the Universe) and inspire you to go out into the world in the spirit of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
What Occupy Spirituality awakened in me is a desire for a social justice-oriented Mormonism.
The book is essentially a blending of Buddhist ideas and practices, Muslim ideas and practices, and Christian ideas and practices. While such syncretism appeals to the natural mind and to post-modern sensibilities, it doesn't square with the teachings of Jesus or Paul.