Ep. 367 – Riders on the Storm with Alastair McIntosh
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This month, we’re looking at Riders on the Storm: the Climate Crisis & the Survival of Being by Alastair McIntosh. Subscribe for more of Inclusive Gathering's talks from a range of exciting and interesting speakers! Find us and get in touch: https://inclusivegathering.org.uk/ https://www.facebook.com/newchurchbrum/ @newchurchbrum on Instagram and Twitter
On this episode we continue our series of highlights from this year’s festival with two very different authors who are united in emphasising the importance of promoting healthy relationships between us. The ways in which we relate to the world and to the people in our community has been drawn into stark relief this year and bestselling YA author Nicola Yoon and the pioneering campaigner and author Alastair McIntosh take very different approaches to exploring the best ways we can relate to our environment, to our community and to ourselves.
Alastair McIntosh - Riders on the Storm: The Climate Crisis and the Survival of Being
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Climate change is the greatest challenge to humankind today. While the coronavirus sheds a light on the vulnerability of our interconnected world, the effects of global warming will be permanent, indeed catastrophic, without a massive shift in human behaviour.Writer, scholar and broadcaster Alastair McIntosh speaks exclusively to the Birlinn Limited Podcast about his new book Riders on the Storm: The Climate Crisis and the Survival of Being ahead of the re-scheduled COP26, which will take place in Glasgow in November 2021. Riders on the Storm is available to buy now from your local bookshop and also at https://birlinn.co.uk/product/riders-on-the-storm/.
#03 Alastair McIntosh: Exploring Scotland and spirituality
In the third episode of Spoken Earth, Adam Weymouth speaks with the Scottish writer, academic and activist Alastair McIntosh. McIntosh is a Scottish writer, academic and activist. He is the author of several books, including Poacher's Pilgrimage and Hell and High Water, and most famously, Soil and Soul: People Versus Corporate Power. McIntosh works in the discipline of human ecology, which explores the tangled web of connections between “the natural environment and the social environment,” bringing politics, economics, sociology and more within the realm of a more traditional ecology. In particular, McIntosh, who is a practising Quaker, is interested in extending the discipline to encompass both psychology and spirituality. All of his work, whether through his activism, his teaching, his speaking or his writing, is focused on opening us up to that multidisciplinary approach. He pays particular attention to the restoration and rekindling of community, and says that more than anything, what the world needs today is a deepening of spiritual vision.Podcast by Lacuna Magazine www.lacuna.org.ukInterviewer: Adam Weymouth www.adamweymouth.comProducer and musician: Ulli Mattsson www.ullimattsson.comFurther reading:Alastair's website: http://www.alastairmcintosh.com/Alastair's books: http://www.alastairmcintosh.com/books.htmCentre for Human Ecology: http://www.che.ac.uk/The Four Quartets: http://www.davidgorman.com/4Quartets/Hamish Henderson: https://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/poet/hamish-henderson/Kenneth White: http://www.geopoetics.org.uk/what-is-geopoetics/kenneth-white-biography/Paolo Freire: https://www.freire.org/paulo-freire/Joseph Campbell: https://www.jcf.org/Mircea Eliade: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Mircea-EliadeIsle of Eigg: http://isleofeigg.org/Who Own's Scotland: http://www.whoownsscotland.org.uk/Ram Dass: https://www.ramdass.org/
Prof Alastair McIntosh, picks up the theme of love and ecology - what it means for human beings to connect to land and what happens when we become disconnected. Drawing on his incredible work, both as an academic and as an activist, prepare to be challenged and encouraged!
Alastair McIntosh on Climate Change, Community & 'Spiritual Activism'
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There is a saying that "only a demanding common task builds community". Perhaps no task is more demanding, or more common, than climate change. In this episode, one of the world's leading environmental campaigners ALASTAIR MCINTOSH talks with us about the challenges of climate change, the importance of building community, and how to become what he calls a 'spiritual activist'.Help us tell more stories like this at patreon.com/arukahnetwork
Ep. 296 – Spiritual Activism with Alastair McIntosh
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4 | Land, Heritage, and Freedom with Alastair McIntosh
As if being guided by a Highland elder, Alastair McIntosh takes us on a journey through the deep history of our land; a history of dispossession, disconnection and now; community led initiatives to take back control...
Alastair McIntosh - The Ancient Art of Soulful Travel (N140)
For those of us who have been through some kind of faith deconstruction, spiritual practices often take on a new significance, as we seek to connect with God without what often feels like restrictive doctrinal and organisational frameworks. Scottish theologian and activist Alastair McIntosh recently wrote Poacher's Pilgrimage about a soulful journey he took across the Islands of the Outer Hebrides. So we invited him on the podcast to explore with us the importance of the ancient practice of pilgrimage. Interview starts at 12m 1s David Benjamin Blower's album The Book of Jonah is available from Minor Artists and Bandcamp. And make sure you also grab a copy of the accompanying book Sympathy for Jonah. This episode features the song Homage to Young Men which is used with permission by Nizlopi If you want more from Nomad, check out our website, and follow us on Facebook and twitter If you're looking for other people to share this journey with, then register on our Listener Map, and see if any other nomads are in your area. Nomad can only keep going because a small group of faithful listeners help us pay the bills. If you want to join them, you can make regular donations at Patreon or a one-off or regular donation through PayPal, the links to which you can find on our support page. As a thank you, you'll have access to Nomad Book Club, our online community The Beloved Listener Lounge, and Nomad Devotionals, where we're attempting to reconstruct worship through a creative mix of songs, music, readings, prayers and guest reflections.