a free collection of essays on the theme of...

Turning Toward Life

 an invitation to explore
reverence for life as a spiritual path
selected and edited by Dennis Rivers, MA

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 Table of Contents


  Chapter 1:

Steps toward an interfaith community focused on reverence
for life
  --   by Dennis Rivers and friends

  Chapter 2:

Forming Spiritual Base Communities in the USA
  --  by Gene Knudsen Hoffman

  Chapter 3:

Albert Schweitzer's Affirmations of Reverence for Life
 --  by Prof. Marvin Meyer, Chapman University
(a document from the Library of the Albert Schweitzer Institute)

  Chapter 4:

Profiles of Wangari Maathai, Kenyan Protector of Forests

  Chapter 5:

Excerpts from the writings of Ken Saro-Wiwa, Nigerian
ecology and human rights activist

  Chapter 6:

Two Essays by Joanna Macy:

Sarvodaya Means “Everybody Wakes Up”
  --  Peace, Ecology and Community in War-Torn Sri Lanka

9-11 and the Heart of the World

  Chapter 7:

The Ten Commandmants of Ecological Spirituality
  --   by Eugene C. Bianchi, PhD

  Chapter 8:

Eco-Spirituality in a Latin-American Context
  --   by Sophie Jakowska, PhD

  Chapter 9:

An Introduction to Native American Spirituality
  --  by Donna Ladkin

  Chapter 10:

What Spirituality is All About
  --  by Rabbi Michael Lerner

  Chapter 11:

My Journey Into the Heart of Nature
  --  by Francene Hart

  Chapter 12:

An Ecology of Devotion
  --   by Dennis Rivers

  Chapter 13:

Earth as Sacred Space
  --   by Vijali