Point Reyes, CA: The Golden Sufi Center, 2016. Paperback, ix+316 pages. New.
The current ecological crisis – accelerating climate change, species depletion, pollution etc., – is the greatest man-made disaster this planet has ever faced. A central – but rarely addressed aspect of this crisis – is the forgetfulness of the sacredness of creation, and how this affects our relationship to the environment. In Spiritual Ecology, twenty-three contributors from different spiritual traditions across the world share their perspectives on the pressing need to embrace and develop new relationships with the world around us. The contributors include the Zen Buddhist monk and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh; eco-philosopher Joanna Macy; indigenous activist Winona LaDuke; and Sufi teacher and scholar Pir Zia Inayat-Khan. Spiritual Ecology is an inspiring and thought-provoking call-to-action for anyone concerned with developing a spiritual response to the current crisis that faces all of humanity.