Spirituality, religion & mysticism


American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) -- Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service. Its work is based on the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker) belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. www.afsc.org

Bruderhof Peacemakers Guide - Fighting For Peace --
Anyone can be a peacemaker. The Bruderhof Peacemakers Guide was created to inspire and empower you to work for peace, and to arm you with living proof of the power of nonviolence to effect change and resolve conflicts. Some of the peacemakers featured on this website are famous, others obscure, but all have dedicated their lives to building a more peaceful and just world through nonviolent means. For each you will find a short biography, an original portrait, and links to further reading. www.peacemakersguide.org/

Buddhist Peace Fellowship -- Its mission is to serve as a catalyst and agent for socially engaged Buddhism. Aim is to help beings liberate themselves from the suffering that manifests in individuals, relationships, institutions, and social systems. BPF's programs, publications, and practice groups link Buddhist teachings of wisdom and compassion with progressive social change. www.bpf.org

Center for Visionary Activism -- Website of Caroline W. Casey, Visionary Activist Astrologer, devoted to the principle that Imagination lays the tracks for the Reality Train to follow. Therefore the cultivation of imagination coupled with the capacity for complex story-telling is a key strategy for personal and collective change. As the late great Native American activist, Ruben Snake, used to quip, "If we don't change our direction, we're likely to end up where we're headed." Based in Washington DC, Caroline broadcasts her live weekly radio show, "The Visionary Activist Show", wedding spiritual magic to ingenious social action to Pacifica station KPFA (94.1 FM) in Northern California , replayed on L.A.s KPFK (and can be heard live on the web, by going to www.KPFA.org at 2pm PT on Thursdays). www.visionaryactivism.com

Faithful Fools Street Ministry -- Created to be present with and address the existence of poverty in the midst of a booming economy as manifested in homelessness and the deterioration of the quality of life in San Francisco. www.faithfulfools.org

Fellowship for Reconciliation (FOR) -- Largest Interfaith Peace organization in US. Seeks to replace violence, war, racism, and economic injustice with nonviolence, peace, and justice. www.forusa.org

Foundation for Global Community -- A project-based nonprofit educational organization, dedicated to reconnecting people, the planet, and prosperity. Recognizing that natural, social, and economic systems are all parts of a single interconnected whole, the Foundation has been promoting cultural change, facilitating personal development, and strengthening community connections for over 50 years. www.globalcommunity.org

Foundation for the Advancement of Spiritual and Secular Integration (FASSI) -- www.walterstarcke.com

Marianne Williamson -- Website of Marianne Williamson, author, minister of the Church of Today, co-founder of the Global Renaissance Alliance, an organization dedicated to helping people reclaim an active sense of citizenship. www.marianne.com

Marianne Williamson's Journal - http://www.mwblog.com/journal/links.php

Marin Interfaith Task Force -- Sponsors small-scale humanitarian aid projects in Guatemala, El Salvador, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Publishes a quarterly newsletter called Central America Report, sponsors events, and does legislative work. www.mitfamericas.org/

Pastors for Peace -- IFCO/Pastors for Peace is a special ministry of the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization, created in 1988 to pioneer the delivery of humanitarian aid to Latin America and the Carribean. Since then, many thousands of people have participated in almost 35 caravans to Mexico and Central America, and 12 to Cuba. www.ifconews.org

Peace Council -- The mission of the Peace Council is to demonstrate that peace is possible, and that effective interreligious collaboration to make peace also is possible. In a world where religion too often is used to justify division, hatred, and violence -- and very seldom used to relieve these problems -- the Peace Councilors offer an alternative: the example of religious leaders working effectively together to relieve suffering and make the world whole. (Peace Council includes H.H. Tenzin Gyatso the Fourteenth Dalai Lama.) www.peacecouncil.org

Rabbis for Human Rights -- Organization in Israel concerned specifically with giving voice to the Jewish tradition of human rights. http://rhr.israel.net/

Sabeel Institute -- An ecumenical center for Palestinian Liberation Theology which seeks to make the Gospel contextually relevant. In Arabic Sabeel means 'The Way' and also a 'Spring of Water'. Sabeel strives to develop a spirituality based on justice, peace, nonviolence, liberation and reconciliation for the different national and faith communities. Sabeel also works to promote a more accurate international awareness regarding the identity, presence, and witness of Palestinian Christians. www.sabeel.org

Spiritual Paths for the Evolution to Higher Consciousness - Purpose is help people align with the philosophies and groups that they are in the best resonance with. www.spiritual-paths.com/

Tikkun Community -- Community of people from many faiths and traditions, called together by Tikkun magazine and its vision of healing and transforming our world. Believes social movements have tended to underplay or deny a very important dimension f human life—the spiritual dimension. Seeks to create that alternative. www.tikkun.org

Zen Peacemakers -- An interfaith network of people and organizations practicing a vision of peace through study, spiritual practice, and social action. www.zenpeacemakers.org/