Rekindling Community
Connecting People, Environment and Spirituality

By Alastair McIntosh

Rekindling Community
Paperback, 112 pages £8.00
Published: 18th September 2008
ISBN: 9781900322386
Format: 210mm x 148mm

Category: GREEN LIVING & SELF-SUFFICIENCY, SCHUMACHER BRIEFINGS

Series: Schumacher Briefings

Climate change, species extinction and war imperil a world that gives us life. There is no single solution, but one thing is certain – unless humanity learns how to rekindle community, all other efforts will wither on the vine. This timely Schumacher Briefing explores three integrated pillars of community:– with one another; with the natural environment; and with the spiritual ground of all being.

McIntosh draws not just on his own extensive experience, but also on the work of a dozen associates at the Centre for Human Ecology. They have carried out research into the spirituality of community regeneration, assisted by WWF International. Each of them provides a summary of their findings, weaving a rich tapestry that illustrates community.
With its emphasis on spirituality, the Briefing examines the implications of living as if all life is interconnected. It addresses both the theory of community and its practical regeneration.

Foreword.
Towards a Becoming Existence: Community is cultural as water to a fish.
Metaphysical Disease: Schumacher’s diagnosis of these our troubled times.
The Cycle of Belonging: Community as the interdependence of the psyche.
The Rubric of Regeneration: Regeneration seen through rural case studies.
Satisfying Fundamental Human Needs: Urban and corporate examples of calling back soul.

Alastair McIntosh

Alastair McIntosh is a Scottish writer, scholar, broadcaster and activist on social, environmental and spiritual issues, raised on the Isle of Lewis. A Fellow of the Centre for Human Ecology, an Honorary Fellow in the School of Divinity at Edinburgh University, and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the College of Social Sciences at Glasgow University, he holds PhD in liberation theology and land reform from the University of Ulster.

He has written numerous books. Soil and Soul has been described as "world changing" by George Monbiot, "life changing" by the Bishop of Liverpool and "truly mental" by Thom Yorke of Radiohead.

He now lives in Govan where he is a founding director of the GalGael Trust for the regeneration of people and place. A Quaker, he lectures around the world at institutions including WWF International, the World Council of Churches, the Russian Academy of Sciences and the UK Defence Academy (on nonviolence). He regularly presents Scottish Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4 and is renowned for his activist victories on the isles of Eigg and Harris.



Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 112 pages
ISBN: 9781900322386
Format: 210mm x 148mm
black and white photos

BIC Code: HRLK, RNA
BISAC Code:  NAT011000, POL044000, REL062000, SEL032000
Imprint: Green Books


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