Oneing: Emancipation

Oneing: Emancipation


“Emancipation from the bondage of the soil is no freedom for the tree.” — Rabindranath Tagore

In his introduction to this edition of Oneing, Fr. Richard writes: “The word emancipation [describes] a deeper, bigger, and scarier level of freedom: inner, outer, personal, economic, structural, and spiritual—all at once. Surely this is the task of a lifetime. Those who achieve this level of emancipation really are 'from another world' and, frankly, disturb and irritate those invested in smaller security systems. Precisely because they cannot be bribed by payoffs, punishments, and rewards, their insider/outsider status allows them to be fully and freely involved in this world. Their final and full freedom is that they do not need to buck the system or see themselves as outsiders or mavericks at all. They simply are.”

Explore the various meanings of liberation—inner, outer, personal, economic, structural, and spiritual—in this new issue of Oneing, the bi-annual literary journal of the Center for Action and Contemplation.

Contributors include: Richard Rohr, Rabbi Kenneth Chelst, Ilia Delio, Simone Campbell, Timothy Shriver, Paula D’Arcy, Mirabai Starr, and others.

Softcover: 76 pages