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A Radical Vision for a New Generation
By Adam Bucko and Matthew Fox
What People Are Saying
"We are in this together. We will fall together or rise together. We share courage and solidarity together. We need our elders and our youth standing up together. I believe this book is a boost to that movement of justice we all seek."
—Mona Eltahawy, from the foreword
"Occupy Spirituality is a brilliant and profound meditation on the Occupy movement, its goals and real achievements, and on what needs to happen next for humanity to have a chance of surviving the chaos exploding on all sides."
—Andrew Harvey, from the foreword
"This is a significant collaboration, in the form of a friendly collegial dialogue between a wise elder and savvy younger, and augers well for our compassionate awareness and altruistic activities here at the intersection of past, present, and future."
—Lama Surya Das, from the afterword
"Occupy Spirituality is a powerful, inspiring, and vital call to embodied awareness and enlightened actions. 'Spiritual democracy,' as it is called in this book, is necessary ... if we are not only to survive as a species on this beautiful, sacred planet, but also to co-create through our conscious, committed actions a world and planet where all beings thrive together. Thank you Matthew Fox and Adam Bucko for such a wonderful book."
—Julia Butterfly Hill, environmental activist and author of The Legacy of Luna: The Story of a Tree, a Woman, and the Struggle to Save the Redwoods
"The dialogue between these two visionary men comes as a fresh, exhilarating wind. It swings wide the doors of our minds and reveals what is surely the most heartening phenomenon of our time. Illumined and honored here are the moral clarity and courage of young activists the world over, as they unmask the deadening abuses of an exhausted civilization. Matthew and Adam help us hear these voices and catch the spiritual power moving through them."
—Joanna Macy, author of Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We're in without Going Crazy
"A beautiful book with a simple, clear, and profound message for our time."
—David Korten, board chair, YES! Magazine; author of Agenda for a New Economy
"In Occupy Spirituality, our friends Adam Bucko and the Rev. Matthew Fox have begun a multigenerational conversation that is becoming critical to accomplishing the kind of change we want to see in spirituality today. Being deeply connected to the two ends of the spectrum of adult life, and looking together at the growing edge of spirituality and modern culture, they are helping all of us to find our way."
—Netanel Miles-Yepez and Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, co-authors of A Heart Afire: Stories and Teachings of the Early Hasidic Masters
"The monologue of the Religious Right is over. And a new dialogue has begun. This book is a sign of that dialogue. You may not agree with everything on these pages (I didn't), but you can't help but be stirred to join the conversation—and to dive into a movement that is reimagining the world. Matthew and Adam refuse to see faith as just a ticket into heaven, and they invite you to join them—and to join God—in bringing heaven down to earth."
—Shane Claiborne, activist, lover of Jesus, and author of The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical and Red Letter Revolution: What If Jesus Really Meant What He Said?
"Occupy Spirituality brings to the forefront the need for spirituality in our lives and through us in the lives of nations around the world. Materialism and morality, Gandhi said, have an inverse relationship. When one increases the other decreases. The decay in our 'civilization' today is caused by material greed. This may just be the blueprint for the survival of humanity. Everyone must read this book."
—Arun Gandhi, author of Legacy of Love and The Forgotten Woman; President, Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute
"This book gives heartfelt expression to the marriage of inner and outer activism that has the potential to transform our world."
—Charles Eisenstein, author of Sacred Economics and The Ascent of Humanity
"Occupy Spirituality is a careful, thoughtful, and inspiring reminder that we don't have to choose between spiritual fulfillment and political engagement. Fox and Bucko's dialogues enable us to spy the Promised Land of social justice through fresh eyes. This book will challenge your mind, complicate your politics, and re-energize your spirit!"
—Marc Lamont Hill, social critic, activist, and author of Beats, Rhymes, and Classroom Life: Hip-Hop Pedagogy and the Politics of Identity and The Classroom and the Cell: Conversations on Black Life in America