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INTERFAITH / INTERSPIRITUAL COMMUNITIES

ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS

SCHOOLS / SEMINARIES / ORDINATION

MEDIA / RESOURCES

WEB

VIDEO

AUDIO

FILM

BOOKS

MUSIC

CIRCLE SONGS PLAYLIST

“Both Sides Now” by Joni Mitchell (Clouds, 1969)

“Holy Now” by Peter Mayer (Million Year Mind, 1999)

“Morning Has Broken” by Cat Stevens (Teaser and the Firecat, 1971)

“One Foot (Lead With Love)” by Melanie Demore

“Return Again” by Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach (Neshama Carlebach, Higher and Higher, 2009)

“Sri Hanuman Chaleesa” by Krishna Das (Kirtan Wallah, 2014)

“Tomorrow Never Knows” by The Beatles (Revolver, 1966)

“We Are Circling” Verses by Buffy Sainte-Marie. Chorus Traditional. (Power in the Blood, 2015)

COMMUNITY-BUILDING TOOLS

RELIGIOUS INNOVATION (CASE STUDIES)

LEADERSHIP / FACILITATION TOOLS

Watch: Tuesday Ryan-Hart on how we acknowledge and address imbalances of power in the room.

WORSHIP (SERVICES AND GATHERINGS)

  • Discussion/Sermon Ideas
    • Buddhism and Quantum Physics
    • Ego
    • Faith
    • Gratitude
    • Grief and Forgiveness
    • How to Read Sacred Text in the 21st Century
    • Love/Compassion
    • Spiritual Materialism

RITUAL (CEREMONY, LITURGY AND FACILITATION DESIGN)

YOUTH PROGRAMS (EDUCATION AND GAMES)

RECOVERY (SUPPORT AND TEACHINGS)

COMMUNITY SERVICE

COSMOLOGY

ECOLOGY / ENVIRONMENTALISM

VEGETARIANISM AND ANIMAL RIGHTS

SUGGESTED READING

World Religions

  • Bhagavad Gita
  • Book of Mormon
  • Buddhist Scriptures (Penguin)
  • The Cloud of Unknowing
  • Dhammapada
  • The Gospel of Thomas
  • Heart-Centered Metaphysics: A Deeper Look at Unity Teachings, Paul Hasselbeck
  • Holy Bible (NRSV, TLB)
  • Morals of Jesus (The Jefferson Bible)
  • Nag Hammadi Library
  • The Qur’an
  • Ramayana
  • The Satanic Bible, Anton Szandor LaVey
  • Scientology: Fundamentals of Thought, L. Ron Hubbard
  • Tao Te Ching
  • Tibetan Book of the Dead
  • The Torah
  • Upanishads
  • The Urantia Book
  • See also: The archive at Princeton Theological Seminary Library http://archive.org/details/Princeton

Integral Studies

  • Belonging to the Universe, Fritjof Capra and David Steindl-Rast (1993)
  • A Brief History of Everything, Ken Wilber (1996)
  • Cohering the Integral We Space: Engaging Collective Emergence, Wisdom and Healing in Groups, Olen Gunnlaugson,‎ Michael Brabant (2016)
  • The Ever-Present Origin, Jean Gebser (1949)
  • The Evolution of Integral Consciousness, Haridas Chaudhuri (1977)
  • The Eye of Spirit, Ken Wilber (1997)
  • God 9.0,  Marion Küstenmacher, Tilmann Haberer, Werner Tiki Küstenmacher (2010)
  • Integral Church: A Handbook for New Spiritual Communities, Joran Slane Oppelt (2017)
  • Integral Life Practice, Ken Wilber, Terry Patten, Adam Leonard, Marco Morelli (2008)
  • Integral Psychology, Ken Wilber (2000)
  • The Integral Yoga, Sri Aurobindo (1953)
  • Janus: A Summing Up, Arthur Koestler (1978)
  • The Phenomenon of Man, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1955)
  • Reverent Irreverence: Integral Church for the 21st Century, Tom Thresher (2010)
  • A Sociable God: Toward a New Understanding of Religion, Ken Wilber (1984)
  • Spiral Dynamics: Mastering Values, Leadership and Change, Don Beck and Christopher Cowan (1995)
  • Stages of Faith, James W. Fowler (1981)

Interfaith Studies

  • 30-Second Religion, Russell Re Manning (2011)
  • Anthology of World Scriptures, Robert E. Van Voorst (1993)
  • Belief Without Borders, Linda A. Mercadante (2014)
  • Beyond Tolerance: How People Across America Are Building Bridges Between Faiths, Gustav Niebhur (1974)
  • The Coming Interspiritual Age, Kurt Johnson, David Robert Ord (2013)
  • Dimensions of the Sacred: An Anatomy of the World’s Beliefs, Ninian Smart (1996)
  • God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World, Stephen Prothero (2010)
  • The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell (1949)
  • A History of God, Karen Armstrong (1993)
  • The Inner Reaches of Outer Space: Metaphor as Myth and as Religion, Joseph Campbell (1985)
  • The Intrareligious Dialogue, Raimon Pannikar (1978)
  • Jesus, Buddha, Krishna and Lao Tzu: The Parallel Sayings, Richard Hooper (2007)
  • One River, Many Wells, Matthew Fox (2000)
  • Religious Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know and Doesn’t, Stephen Prothero (2007)
  • The Saint and the Sultan: The Crusades, Islam, and Francis of Assisi’s Mission of Peace, Paul Moses (2009)
  • Speaking of Faith: Why Religion Matters and How to Talk About It, Krista Tippett (2008)
  • What Americans Believe and How They Worship, J. Paul Williams (1923)

Science

  • Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid, Douglas R. Hofstadter (1979)
  • Longing for the Harmonies: Themes and Variations from Modern Physics, Frank Wilczek, Betsy Devine (1988)
  • Physics and Philosophy, Werner Heisenberg (1958)
  • The Tao of Physics, Frijtof Capra (1975)

Science Fiction

  • A Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter M. Miller, Jr. (1959)
  • Dune, Frank Herbert (1965)
  • The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. LeGuin (1969)
  • The Mote in God’s Eye, Larry Niven (1974)
  • Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert Heinlein (1961)
  • VALIS, Philip K. Dick (1981)

Western Traditions

  • Answer to Job, C.G. Jung (1952)
  • The Art of Biblical Narrative, Robert Alter (2011)
  • Blessings of the Cosmos: Benedictions from the Aramaic Words of Jesus, Neil Douglas-Klotz (2006)
  • The Coming of the Cosmic Christ, Matthew Fox (1988)
  • Creation Spirituality: Liberating Gifts for the Peoples of the Earth, Matthew Fox (1991)
  • The Essential Jesus, John Dominic Crossan (1994)
  • The Gnostic Gospels, Elaine Pagels (1979)
  • Integral Christianity: The Spirit’s Call to Evolve, Paul Smith (2011)
  • Jesus: A Life, A.N. Wilson (2004)
  • Lessons in Truth, H. Emilie Cady (1903)
  • A New Christianity for a New World, John Shelby Spong (2001)
  • New Seeds of Contemplation, Thomas Merton (1949)
  • Original Blessing: A Primer in Creation Spirituality Presented in Four Paths, Twenty-Six Themes and Two Questions, Matthew Fox (1983)
  • Prayers of the Cosmos: Reflections on the Original Meaning of Jesus’s Words, Neil Douglas-Klotz (1990)
  • Restless Souls: The Making of American Spirituality, Leigh Eric Schmidt (2005)

Eastern Traditions

  • Beyond Theology, Alan Watts (1964)
  • The Buddha Walks into a Bar, Lodro Rinzler (2012)
  • Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, Chogyam Trungpa (1973)
  • How to Know God: The Yoga Aphorisms of Patanjali, Swami Prabhavananda, Christopher Isherwood (1968)
  • The Life Divine, Sri Aurobindo (1939)
  • Ramayan in Human Physiology, Tony Nader (2012)
  • Threads of Yoga: A Remix of Patanjali’s Sutras, with Commentary and Reverie, Matthew Remski (2012)
  • The Wisdom of Insecurity: A Message for an Age of Anxiety, Alan Watts (1951)

Prayer

  • For Praying Out Loud: Interfaith Prayers for Public Occasions, L. Annie Foerster (2003)
  • I and Thou, Martin Buber (1923)
  • Interfaith Prayer Book, Ted Brownstein (2014)
  • Mala of the Heart: 108 Sacred Poems, Ravi Nathwani and Kate Vogt (2008)
  • Metaphysical Meditations, Paramahansa Yogananda (1932)
  • Open Mind, Open Heart: The Contemplative Dimension of the Gospel, Thomas Keating (1986)
  • Primary Speech: A Psychology of Prayer, Ann and Barry Ulanov (1982)

Youth

  • The Conscious Classroom, Amy Edelstein (2017)
  • In the Beginning: Creation Stories from Around the World, Virginia Hamilton (1988)
  • The Joyful Child, Peggy Jenkins (1989)
  • A Joyful Path (The Inner Wisdom Series), ProgressiveChristianity.org (2014)
  • Parenting Beyond Belief: On Raising Ethical, Caring Kids Without Religion, Dale McGowan (2007)
  • Raising Interfaith Children, Donna Schaper (1999)
  • Sacred Stories: Wisdom from World Religions, Marilyn McFarlane (2012)
  • The Spiritual Life of Children, Robert Coles (1990)
  • Tales from India: Stories of Creation and the Cosmos, Jamila Gavin (2011)
  • Teaching Meditation to Children, David Fontana and Ingrid Slack (1999)
  • Spiritual Teaching For Children: The Giant Jigsaw, Jenny Dent (1982)
  • Spiritual Teaching For Children: Great Teachers, Jenny Dent (1982)

Grief and Spiritual Direction

  • Companions On The Inner Way: The Art of Spiritual Guidance, Morton T. Kelsey (1995)
  • Death: The Final Stage of Growth, Elisabeth Kübler Ross (1974)

Recovery

  • Breathing Underwater: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps, Richard Rohr (1989)
  • Indie Spiritualist: A No Bullshit Exploration of Spirituality, Chris Grosso (2014)
  • Touchstones: Daily Meditations for Men, Hazelden Publications (1986)

Management / Leadership

  • Crazy Wisdom, Tom Thresher (2015)
  • Gamestorming, Dave Gray, Sunni Brown, James Macanufo (2010)
  • Getting Things Done, Lyle E. Schaller (1986)
  • Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations, Clay Shirky (2008)
  • Reinventing Organizations, Frederic Laloux (2016)
  • The Reinvention of Work, Matthew Fox (1994)
  • Visual Meetings, David Sibbet (2010)
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