Spirituality and social activism

Authored by: Alastair McIntosh , Matt Carmichael

The Routledge International Handbook of Spirituality in Society and the Professions

Print publication date:  March  2019
Online publication date:  March  2019

Print ISBN: 9781138214675
eBook ISBN: 9781315445489
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315445489-37

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Abstract

We understand “activism” to mean engagement with the world in accordance with that which gives life. We understand the “spiritual” to mean the proposition, or more compellingly, the lived experience that behind or beyond the physical world there is a meta-physical or inner reality – a noumenon behind the phenomenon. This is the ground of conscious being. It is our deepest yearning, the underpinning of life that only becomes visible through the practice of truth and love. It reveals our lives to be both distinctively individual and profoundly interconnected. That, to each other and to all of being, through the nature of transcendent love.

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