Across the world, grassroots movements for change are growing in number, skill, and impact on society. Finding a place at the intersect between spirituality and politics, these emerging activists are grounded in a deeper understanding of the world they wish to change, and act out of a deep sense that their simple acts can make a difference. With moving first-hand accounts, priest and community organiser Keith Hebden demonstrates what it means to be an engaged and alive human being in a world that is crying out for change, and how to play our part in it.
Whether you have recently come alive to the possibilities of activism, or are familiar with the frustrations and challenges of working for change, this book will energise, inform and enchant you.
Revd Dr Keith Hebden is Associate Minister at St Mark's and St Peter's, Mansfield, and Seeking Justice Pioneer Minister for Mansfield Deanery. He is also the Director of the Urban Theology Unit in Sheffield where he teaches political theology and works with faith-based activists. Keith is best known for a national campaign against food poverty, where he fasted for forty days. Find out more at www.compassionistas.net.
Introduction. 1. Losing Yourself. 2. Reclaiming Yourself. 3. Letting God Go. 4. Reclaiming God. 5. Re-enchanting Religion. 6. Enchanted by Affliction. 7. Between Heaven and Earth.