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Spirituality and Politics



A recent study by The Fetzer Institute found that more than 80 percent of Americans consider themselves spiritual to some degree, and that those same people are also more likely to engage in politics than those who consider themselves non-spiritual. Spiritual practices often focus on values that are intimately connected to ethical issues and to political systems that may or may not uphold those values. Many honor their spiritual practices by moving those in power to uphold similar values in the public sphere, which can have far-reaching beneficial or harmful effects.

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Take "The Other" to Lunch | Elizabeth Lesser

There's an angry divisive tension in the air that threatens to make modern politics impossible. Elizabeth Lesser explores the two sides of human nature within us (call them "the mystic" and "the warrior") that can be harnessed to elevate the way we treat each other.

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Strength to Love

"If there is one book Martin Luther King, Jr. has written that people consistently tell me has changed their lives, it is Strength to Love." So wrote Coretta Scott King. She continued: "I believe it is because this book best explains the central element of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Hobson’s Choice or a New Beginning

What would it look like if we expected our present political leaders to use the same approaches to national leadership as the Benedictine Order did 1,500 years ago?

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FindCenterAlthough the connections are not always obvious, personal change is inseparable from social and political change.

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Challenging Religious & Patriarchal Structures | Sherin Khankan | TEDxLausanneWomen

Sherin speaks as she's a female Imam and shares the stories left untold about psychological violence and religious control, and how to break the circle of shame, loneliness and abuse.

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The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism

“Every age has its teachers, who keep the eternal truths alive for all of us,” writes Marianne Williamson, the best-selling author of The Age of Miracles. “In the case of Andrew Harvey, the light he sheds is like a meteor burst across the inner sky.

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What You Call Politics, We Call Torah

Tell me this: can one really claim that Torah is not an inherently political document? - Sharon Brous

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FindCenterWrite straight into the emotional center of things. Write toward vulnerability. Risk being unliked. Tell the truth as you understand it. If you’re a writer you have a moral obligation to do this. And it is a revolutionary act—truth is always subversive.

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Rabbi Sharon Brous Speaks Out Against Islamophobia at L.A. City Hall

Rabbi Brous speaks out against Islamophobia and hate of all kinds, and delivers a letter penned by the Auburn Fellows.

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Healing the Soul of America (20th Anniversary Edition)

With updated material throughout, Williamson explores the current state of American politics, reminding us of her theory of holistic politics—the convergence of political activists looking toward spiritual wisdom and spiritual contemplatives extending their service into the political landscape.

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