“The Tao of Liberation: Exploring the Ecology of Transformation”

Book Launch Event with Mark Hathaway

The Tao of Liberation: Exploring the Ecology of Transformation

Written by Mark Hathaway and Leonardo Boff with forward by Fritjof Capra

Tuesday, November 24 at 7:30 PM

7th Floor Lounge, OISE, 252 Bloor St. W., Toronto (St. George Subway)

Today, humanity stands at an historic crossroads. Deepening poverty and accelerating ecological destruction challenge us to act with wisdom and maturity: How can we move toward a future where meaning, hope, and beauty can truly flourish? Drawing on insights from economics, psychology, science, and spirituality, The Tao of Liberation seeks wisdom leading to authentic liberation  a path toward ever-greater communion, diversity, and creativity for the Earth community. It describes this wisdom using the Chinese word Tao both a way leading to harmony and the unfolding process of the cosmos itself.

On Tuesday, November 24, the book’s principle author, Mark Hathaway, will launch The Tao of Liberation: Exploring the Ecology of Transformation, written in collaboration with Brazilian theologian Leonardo Boff. Come for an introductory talk and book signing. You may pre-purchase copies of the book online via credit card for $30 at www.taoofliberation.com or purchase copies on site for $35 (cash only).

“A path-breaking book. . . which will surely become an enduring classic.”— Brian Swimme, author, The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos

“A wealth of ideas and deep insights about the fundamental shift in human consciousness and the radical transformations in our world that are now required.”—Fritjof Capra, author, The Tao of Physics

“A sweeping, comprehensive and poetic manifesto of social and ecological change…. An interspiritual tour de force!” — Neil Douglas-Klotz, author, Prayers of the Cosmos

“Boff and Hathaway give birth to a great marriage between liberation theology and creation spirituality… I welcome the dimensions of ecology, cosmology and feminist philosophy… as well as the deep ecumenism which is so beautifully and aptly invoked in the use of the great Tao Te Ching throughout the text.”  — Matthew Fox, author, Original Blessing

“A monumental contribution toward tackling the global crisis.” — David G. Hallman, Advisor to the WCC Climate Change Programme

“This is a masterful and important work.” — Mary Evelyn Tucker, Co-Director of the Forum on Religion and Ecology, Yale University

Mark Hathaway is an adult educator who researches and writes about the interconnections between ecology, economics, social justice, spirituality, and cosmology. He has long worked as an ecumenical eco-justice activist. He has studied mathematics, physics, spirituality, and transformative education and currently lives in Toronto. Leonardo Boff is Brazil’s best-known theologian, author of more than sixty books on liberation theology, ecology, and spirituality including Ecology and Liberation and Cry of the Earth, Cry of the Poor. In 2001 he received the prestigious Right Livelihood Award. He currently lives in Petropolis, Brazil.


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