Today’s deliberations about a revamped health care system are stuck. We need a fresh analysis and a new vision. Health Care Revolt sets out to provide just that and at a most propitious time in U.S. history. Dr. Michael Fine’s manifesto frames the questions more expansively than others before him and offers an impassioned road map for a nation confused about which health care direction to travel.
Healing justice, as a philosophically-grounded political orientation, intends to prepare, support, and maintain the well-being and wholeness of justice movement ecosystems. It is the “healing inside liberation” that makes the prospect of liberation for all of us even possible.
Mothers of Massive Resistance: White Women and the Politics of White Supremacy - Author talk with Elizabeth Gillespie McRae
Elizabeth Gillespie McRae will be speaking about her book, Mothers of Massive Resistance: White Women and the Politics of White Supremacy, which provides a historical perspective on white women’s roles in white supremacist politics.
A joint-author event, Kristian Williams and Eric Laursen will be sharing their work on George Orwell, author of Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four.
Williams' book, Between the Bullet and the Lie, highlights the relationship George Orwell saw between aesthetics, ethics, and politics; the difference between honesty and integrity; the corruption of language; the importance of observation and evidence; and the many failures of the Left.
Laursen examines the arguments that divided George Orwell and Alex Comfort, poet, biologist, anarchist-pacifist, and future author of the international bestseller The Joy of Sex—during WWII.
In American Hate: Survivors Speak Out, Arjun Singh Sethi, a community activist and civil rights lawyer, chronicles the stories of individuals affected by hate. In a series of powerful, unfiltered testimonials, survivors tell their stories in their own words and describe how the bigoted rhetoric and policies of the Trump administration have intensified bullying, discrimination, and even violence toward them and their communities.
This talk is offered for people who self-identify as people of color.
As we become more mindful and begin to acknowledge the prolonged, persistent, and spiritual thievery of racial suffering and injustice, the energy we need to heal becomes available to us as People of Color, and we can use this energy creatively to serve and heal a larger heart.
Why has the political clout of white evangelicals persisted at a time of increased racial and ethnic diversity? In Immigrants, Evangelicals, and Politics in an Era of Demographic Change, political scientist Janelle Wong examines a new generation of Asian American and Latino evangelicals and offers an account of why demographic change has not contributed to a political realignment. The Kingdom of God Has No Borders offers a daring new perspective on conservative Christianity by shifting the lens to focus on the world outside US borders.
Have you noticed how often our stories of money are tangled up with shame? Using the work of Brené Brown, we will explore how vulnerability and courage guide us to a more healthy relationship with money and a more joyful practice of stewardship.
A Land Full of God gives readers an opportunity to promote peace and justice in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It shows them how to understand the enmity with brief, digestible, and comprehensive essays about the historical, political, religious, and geographical tensions that have led to many of the dynamics we see today
There are some conversations you could not have prepared for, but then you stand amazed and grateful you could be part of them. How do those conversations happen?
In the FireLight Wisdom Circle, we encourage participants to share both personally and generally from our lived experiences and imagination, working toward a creative and practical conversation facing a challenging question. Together we share out of the context of our communities such as family, school, church, and work toward a new awareness around the challenges we face together.
Black and Pink is a community of LGBTQ prisoners and their "free world" allies, who advocate for prison abolition from the lived experience of people are currently and who have been incarcerated. "We are outraged by the specific violence of the prison industrial complex against LGBTQ people, and respond through advocacy, education, direct service, and organizing."
There are some conversations you could not have prepared for, but then you stand amazed and grateful you could be part of them. How do those conversations happen? In the Firelight Wisdom Circle, we will practice careful listening and clear speaking to each other. We will invite one another to risk sharing what's most valued in our minds, hearts, and souls based on our lived experience and the wisdom of our being.