Troubador The Intersection of Politics and Spirituality in Addressing the Climate Crisis

Released: 28/01/2020

ISBN: 9781838592820

Format: Hardback

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The Intersection of Politics and Spirituality in Addressing the Climate Crisis

An Interview with Mohammed Sofiane Mesbahi


This extended interview with STWR’s founder, Mohammed Sofiane Mesbahi, examines both the contemporary political and profounder spiritual implications of sharing the world’s resources in response to the escalating climate emergency.

Beginning in Part I with a policy-related discussion of the relevance of economic sharing to the Paris Agreement and UN climate change negotiations, Mesbahi goes on to simply propose the way forward for activists and engaged citizens through ceaseless protest actions that compel governments to urgently shift towards zero carbon economies.

Part II then broadens the discussion to the underlying psychological and spiritual causes of the global ecological crisis, which leads to an ‘inner’ line of enquiry about the deeper reasons why our modern societies have yet to transition towards environmentally sustainable modes of living. In a challenging exploration of the often unobserved dangers of unbridled commercialisation, Mesbahi presents the need for a new kind of global activism that is based on a more holistic, inclusive or spiritual faculty of perception that is rooted in an awareness of the heart and its attributes.

As he cogently argues in Part III, the true demonstration of ‘love-in-action’ will only be realised when the concern for ending needless human deprivation is as paramount in our popular awareness as the need to safeguard the natural environment. Altogether, this wide-ranging dialogue acts as an introduction to Mesbahi’s pioneering vision of mass civic engagement towards a united call for sharing and saving our planet.

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Mohammed Mesbahi

Mohammed Sofiane Mesbahi is the founder of Share The World's Resources (STWR), a civil society organisation based in London, UK, with consultative status at the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. STWR is a not-for-profit organisation registered in England, no. 4854864

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