An Evolutionary Agenda for the Third Millennium
Presenter: Alan Lithman
Date: March 25, 2004, 7-9PM
(Presentation includes a 12 min. video "Peacetrees-India 1988", with a booksigning following the event.)
Can our scientific and religious traditions address the unprecedented nature and complexity of crises we presently face? Or might these crises be the evolutionary catalysts challenging us to find a new way of knowing and being, awakening us as a transitional species to consciously collaborate in our own evolution? In which case, we need a new perception and approach to the problem -- a new, more integral form of activism.
An Evolutionary Agenda for the Third Millennium, authored by Alan Sasha Lithman, has been described by Matthew Fox as "a radical book, a compassionate book, and an altogether needed book calling all of us to 'evolutionary activism' ". What is Evolutionary Activism? And how can we collaborate more effectively and creatively in our personal/collective transformation? The author will explore these question, encouraging participants to begin visioning practical strategies and action-agendas to sustain us through the intense transitions ahead.
Cultured in the activist milieu of the 1960s, Alan Sasha Lithman hitchhiked from London to India to meet the Mother of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Following that meeting with her, he entered the pioneering global community experiment of Auroville located in coastal South India where he spent the next 21 years (1969-1990) apprenticing "applied spirituality", community-building and environmental restoration in the interface of first world-third world realities. He helped jumpstart Auroville's initial organization and communication systems, as well as the afforestation program which eventually planted over two million trees, reviving a barren plateau back into lush tropical forests. Returning to the States in 1990, his latest book, An Evolutionary Agenda for the Third Millennium was published in Sept. 2003 by White Cloud Press with support from the Institute of Noetic Sciences.