A few readings that may help you understand our panels, discussions, and workshops:

 

SHORTREADS


An excerpt from The Listening Society, a book that describes a vision of a world that embraces both/and thinking and focuses on human psychological development as a primary political concern:

http://metamoderna.org/the-listening-society-possible-and-necessary?lang=en.

 

A discussion the ways in which we might police one another, and ourselves: https://www.autostraddle.com/kin-aesthetics-excommunicate-me-from-the-church-of-social-justice-386640/ 

 

On allergies to spirituality and allergies to science: https://medium.com/perspectiva-institute/overcoming-the-allergies-of-science-and-spirituality-a3bd1f8dde05

 

Jonathan Haidt on why liberals and conservatives may carry such different views of morality: https://thoughtcatalog.com/david-mcmillan/2012/03/exposing-the-righteous-mind-an-interview-with-jonathan-haidt/

And a slightly longer critique of Haidt's work and its scientific bent: https://newrepublic.com/article/102760/righteous-mind-haidt-morality-politics-scientism

 


LONGREADS


Chapter five from Jonathan Rowson's Spiritualise Report on what a more spiritually attuned and wise society might entail. 

https://issuu.com/alterego.network/docs/spiritualise_part_5

 

A practical look at how different groups working for social justice deal with deep difference: 

http://www.theosthinktank.co.uk/publications/2013/06/19/making-multiculturalism-work 

 

A story on taxi and Uber drivers is a good place to begin to practice holding multiple perspectives: 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/04/world/europe/london-uk-brexit-uber-taxi.html?mcubz=0

 

An older influence: Simone Weil considers our psychological and spiritual needs and the obligations to attend to them in The Need for Roots. Summary here: https://www.brainpickings.org/2016/02/03/simone-weil-the-need-for-roots/?fref=gc&dti=1711478259106547

Link to buy the full book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Need-Roots-Declaration-Routledge-Classics/dp/0415271029