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nuclear Freeze

During the Cold War, several periods of protest against nuclear weapons took place in the United States. By far the largest protest campaign involved the nuclear freeze movement. This ...

Macy, Joanna

Macy, Joanna (1929)   Reference library

The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

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2010
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...and Empowerment work as a result of her involvement with the Nuclear Freeze and Disarmament campaigns of the 1960s through 1980s (Macy 2000 ). She developed group exercises and role-playing scenarios that were designed to enable people to acknowledge and express their pain, grief and despair for the world and then to harvest that passion and compassion to bring about the changes necessary to diminish or rid the world of those things which threatened it. Her book, Despair and Power in the Nuclear Age , as well as its revision (with Molly Young Brown), Coming...

Eco-paganism

Eco-paganism   Reference library

The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

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2010
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...of similar, but locally nuanced, practices occurring in Europe. Lindquist ( 1997 ) describes how heathen neo-shamans invoked “ice giants” from Norse mythology using seidr trance, so as to prevent residential construction outside Stockholm. Whatever its cause, the resulting freeze prevented work just long enough for the local government to be persuaded to abandon its plans. Eco-paganism secondly refers to the “detraditionalized,” elective and affectual spiritualities of protesters living more permanently at protest camps. Loose and resisting tight...

Peace Movements and Religion in the United States

Peace Movements and Religion in the United States   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Religion in America

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2018
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...1997); and McNeal, Harder Than War . 7. Robert Kleidman , Organizing for Peace: Neutrality, the Test Ban, and the Freeze (Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1993). 8. Kleidman, Organizing for Peace , 101. 9. Kleidman, Organizing for Peace , 103. 10. Albert Bigelow , The Voyage of the Golden Rule (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1959); and Lawrence S. Wittner , Resisting the Bomb: A History of the World Nuclear Disarmament Movement, 1954–1970 (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1997). 11. Andrew Rigby , “Sea-Dogs for...

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