The Common Good

Recharging Activist Batteries

I have engaged in sacred activist work since I was a teenager. Whether it was joining altruistic student groups in high school, heading an Amnesty International club in college, or collaborating with Deepak Chopra to promote his book, Peace is the Way, in graduate school, I have been hard at work. For what have I been working? I have worked and still work for, what Pastor Jim Wallis might call, "the common good."

I seek to promote actions, and their consequent ripple effects, which enrich and heal people's lives. I choose to term my work, "Sacred Activism," (referencing religious scholar Andrew Harvey's phrase), because my actions stem from my connection to the divine, or what many call "God." In my view, meaningful action and spiritual connection are inseparable.