Tag: Social Change

The Election: Of Hate, Grief, and a New Story

Immediately following the election, the country was plunged into a space between stories—the status quo was shattered, and uncertainty about our political institutions, sense of what it means to be American, and relationships to one another changed us as a nation—no matter where we fall on the political spectrum. In his first post-election essay, Charles …continue

The Local Food Revolution

With the World Bank projecting that in just 35 years we’ll need to produce at least 50% more food to adequately feed the planet, food security is quickly becoming one of the most critical issues of our time. Resource scarcity and the looming global food crisis—compounded by climate change—is exposing how unsustainable and ultimately ineffective …continue

Where Will You Stand? Rev. angel Kyodo williams in Lion’s Roar

In the wake of last week’s horrific events, we at North Atlantic Books wish to express our solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and our deep sadness at the senseless deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, in addition to the five officers killed in Dallas. During times like these, words can feel woefully insufficient, and …continue

Radical Dharma: Remembering in Seven Movements

For those graduating and entering new periods of their life this month, the journey is just beginning. In this excerpt from Radical Dharma, co-author Lama Rod Owens describes his own personal and spiritual journeys, and coming home to himself. Remembering in Seven Movements I am wondering what it has meant for me to leave home. I …continue

Finding the Comfort in Discomfort

There were several times while working on Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation that I had to get up from my chair and walk away from the book. The content was intense and provocative: a fierce call to question and change the systems of oppression permeating our society at large and our spiritual communities …continue