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Issue 229 • March/April 2005

The Spiritual Imperative

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Welcome

SPIRITUALITY AND POLITICS

Feature Articles

SPIRITUAL IMPERATIVE

Elegant simplicity is the way to discover spirituality.

UNEARTHLY SECULARISM

Consumerism challenges the values of temperance and discipline, preached by all religions.

WHAT IS GOVERNMENT FOR? •

The responsibility of a state is to serve as the Trustee of the Commons.

THE SWISS MODEL •

Where government functions on the principle of human-scale.

MEANS THAT MATCH ENDS •

It is important to do what is right without thinking about results, outcomes and achievements.

ENOUGHNESS

Nature is designed to help us stay sane.

THE FALLEN •

Politicians are only as good as we let them be.

UNARMED HEROES •

Three women working nonviolently in the face of oppression and conflict.

SOLITUDE'S SECRET HARVEST •

A look at the lives and work of creative recluses.

MYSTERIOUS FLOWERING •

The art and textile collections of Henri Matisse.

NATURAL GEOMETRY •

An interview with Peter Randall-Page

SUN, SEEDS AND SOIL

We are like gardens, being born, growing up, giving birth to new life, getting old and finally disappearing.

FOOTBRIDGE OF A GLANCE - •

Alice Oswald's elemental poetry is infused with a human touch.

ONE TRUTH, MANY PATHS •

The flourishing Interfaith Ministry.

Regulars

Deep Spirit - THE GARDEN OF THE PLANETS

Visionaries - MARY MIDGLEY •

Poetry &

Voice From The South - CELEBRATING FOOD ECONOMIES

Small Steps - CARBON CALCULATIONS

Perspectives

Crafts - LIVING FORMS •

Recipes - GOOD EGGS •

Letters to the Editors

A Sense of Place - SHANTINIKETAN •

Frontline

HOMES WITH HEART •

Sustainable living.

THE GREENING OF RELIGIONS •

A reverence for life.

Reviews

DOWNSHIFTING •

THE BIG PICTURE

Review of The Call of the Desert

EUROPEAN ASCENDANCY •

Review of The European Dream

DECLINE AND FALL •

Review of Colossus

THE ESSENCE OF THINGS •

Review of Bill Brandt: A Life

THE UTOPIAN DIMENSION •

Review of Globalizing Resistance

THE POETRY OF EARTH •

Review of Wild Reckoning

SPIRITUAL EMERGENCE •

Review of In the Belly of the Beast

Web Exclusives

Review - A GRASS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

Review of Sugar by Sanjida O'Connell

Review - A PAEAN TO PLEASURE •

Review of A Human Response to Globalisation by Marc Desaules

Review - ADVENTURES OF AN INNOCENT ABROAD •

Review of Desperately Seeking Paradise by Ziauddin Sardar

Review - FOUR YOUNG ARTISTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST •

Review of OffScreen by Henry Hemming

Review - HEALING STRATEGIES •

Review of Nature's Operating Instructions by Kenny Ausubel with J.P. Harpignies

Review - HEALING THE SPLIT •

Review of Vital Practice by Sheila Ryan

Review - HUMAN METAMORPHOSIS •

Review of The Metamorphosis of Capitalism by Christopher Houghton Budd

Review - JUNIOR CITIZENS •

Review of Positive Childhood by Mildred Masheder

Review - PLANNING THAT WORKS •

Review of Small Change by Nabeel Hamdi

Review - RETURNING TO OUR ECOLOGICAL SELVES •

Review of Wild Geese by Mary Oliver

Review - STARTLING THE HERONS •

Review of The Lilypad List by Marian Van Eyk McCain

Review - THE ETERNAL NOW •

Review of Forever Today by Deborah Wearing

Review - THE HORSE IS MY DRUM •

Review of An Alberta Bestiary by Zahava Hanen

Review - TIMELESS WISDOM •

Review of The Betrayal of Tradition by Harry Oldmeadow

Review - UNEARTHING THE ARTS •

Review of Art Nature Dialogues by John K. Grande

Review - WE ARE ONE •

Review of The Lastling by Philip Gross

Review - WEALTH WE CAN LIVE BY •

Review of Spiritual Capital by Danah Zohar and Ian Marshall

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