Hearing the Call Across Traditions Readings on Faith and Service

ISBN-10: 1594733031
ISBN-13: 9781594733031
Edition: 2011
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Description: Across the world¿s diverse religious traditions¿ Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism and more¿the call of faith and the call of service often go hand in hand. Yet just as there are many different faith traditions, there are also  More...

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List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
Publication date: 3/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Across the world¿s diverse religious traditions¿ Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Taoism and more¿the call of faith and the call of service often go hand in hand. Yet just as there are many different faith traditions, there are also many understandings of service and its manifestations. In this thought-provoking collection, spiritual and literary luminaries examine the many ways people of diverse backgrounds have worked to improve our world through service. They invite you to reflect on the connections between faith and service, and encourage you to consider how individuals belonging to different communities and believing in distinct creeds can live and serve together in mutual trust. Contributors include: Cesar Chavez ¿ Dorothy Day ¿ Gandhi ¿ Hafiz ¿ Thich Nhat Hanh ¿ Mark Helprin ¿ Abraham Joshua Heschel ¿ Gerard Manley Hopkins ¿ Kabir ¿ Martin Luther King Jr. ¿ Dalai Lama ¿ Abraham Lincoln ¿ Gabriela Mistral ¿ Tim O¿Brien ¿ Flannery O¿Connor ¿ Mary Oliver ¿ John Oskison ¿ Peggy Payne ¿ Rumi ¿ Harold M. Schulweis ¿ Anna Swir ¿ Chuang Tzu ¿ Walt Whitman ¿ ¿ and many others

After leading a bohemian life as a young woman, Day turned to the Catholic church knowing it meant the end for her common-law marriage to a devout atheist. As a woman with socialistic, anarchistic leanings, Day met Peter Maurin, a man rooted in Catholic traditions, and together they founded the Catholic Worker Catholic Worker. As a journalist, Day wrote about topics ranging from labor disputes to pacifism to motherhood. A social activist, she was last arrested at the age of 75 as a participant in a strike by the United Farm Workers. As part of the Catholic Worker movement, she helped to establish over a hundred Houses of Hospitality. Living in poverty among the poor, Day detested being called a saint.

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