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Sacred Activism: Putting Spiritual Knowledge into Action

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Episode Summary
Harvey, a poetic and passionate mystic and writer, suggests that what unites all religions \"is a truth that the service of God is putting love into action.\" He discusses his dramatic life conversion from mysticism to mystic activism with the Rector of Pasadena's All Saint's Church-known for its focus on social justice initiatives.

Participant(s) Bio
Andrew Harvey is an internationally acclaimed poet, novelist, translator, mystical scholar, and spiritual teacher. Harvey has published over 20 books including Son of Man and The Return of the Mother. Harvey is a Fellow of All Souls College Oxford from (1972-1986) and has taught at Oxford University, Cornell University, The California Institute of Integral Studies, and the University of Creation Spirituality, as well as, various spiritual centers throughout the United States. He was the subject of the 1993 BBC film documentary The Making of a Modern Mystic. He is the Founder of the Institute for Sacred Activism in Illinois.

Ed Bacon is the rector of All Saints Church in Pasadena, California - a 4,000 member multi-ethnic urban Episcopal parish, with a reputation for energetic worship, a radically inclusive spirit, and a progressive peace and justice agenda. Ed has been honored several times for his peace and interfaith work: in 2005 by the Islamic Center of Southern California, in 2006 by the ACLU of Southern California, the Islamic Shura Council, and Rainbow/PUSH Coalition. In 2007 he was honored by the Pasadena NAACP and by the ACLU Pasadena-Foothill Chapter. He is currently a guest host twice a month on Oprah's Soul Series which airs every Monday on Sirius XM Radio.