Tag Archives | Spiritual politics

Shelley Kahn | An examination of conscience – post holiday spirit blues

  Do not tell me to shine my light into a dark room. I prefer the absence of such interventions To pedantic purpose and tithed out virtue.   Do not ask me to confess anything to you either. I long ago opened the hollowed out cage Emptied its still beating contents in a sieve And went on my way to the soup kitchen To eat hearty with my true friends, […]

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January movies you might’ve missed | Spiritual politics

There are political films and spiritual films, but relatively few that explore the intersection between the two. Two classics come to mind—Gandhi and Seven Years in Tibet—which no doubt many readers have seen. However, three of the most powerful films that explicitly engage the intersection of spirituality and politics are the trilogy of documentaries by Canadian filmmaker Velcrow Ripper: Scared Sacred, Fierce Light, and Occupy Love. Scared Sacred is a […]

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Marianne Williamson | Campaigning for the soul of America

Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer. Six of her ten books have been New York Times bestsellers, and four have topped the list. In 1997, she published Healing the Soul of America, a book offering an insightful examination of our history and politics, with personal and political solutions for the renewal of our democracy. Marianne’s other books include The Age of Miracles, Everyday Grace, A Woman’s […]

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January MOON Shine | Spiritual politics

“Where there’s injustice, I always believe in fighting. The question is: do you fight to change things, or do you fight to punish? For myself I’ve found, as with all such sin, we should leave punishment to God.” — Mahatma Gandhi “I thought, for years, that the proper response to evil policies was a polite response. Don’t make waves. Even when I was boiling inside, I was smiling—trying stupidly to […]

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