Centre for Studies in Irish Protestantism: Lecture on Island Spirituality

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 19:30
Education Hall, Education House, North Campus (Carpark 12)

The Centre for Protestant Studies is delighted to present a lecture on Island Spirituality by Alastair McIntosh. In this lecture, Alastair will discuss Community, Ecology and Spirituality.

All welcome. No registration necessary. 

About Alastair McIntosh

Alastair McIntosh (b. 1955) was raised and educated on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland and holds or has held honorary fellowship or professorship positions at the universities of Ulster, Strathclyde, Glasgow and Edinburgh. His PhD is in liberation theology and community empowerment in Scottish land reform, by published works from the Academy of Irish Cultural Heritages at the University of Ulster. His applied work has involved land reform, environmental protection and urban poverty. His books include Soil and Soul: People versus Corporate Power (Aurum 2001), Hell and High Water: Climate Change, Hope and the Human Condition (Birlinn 2008), Rekindling Community (Schumacher Briefings 2008) and Island Spirituality (Islands Book Trust, 2013). 

Praise for Radical Human Ecology

"There can be no doubt about the academic value of this book ... it looks over the edge and ventures outside established lines." - Luc Hens & Bernhard ​Glaeser, Int. J. of Environment & Pollution. 
From the Foreword by Richard J. Borden, Rachel Carson Chair in Human Ecology, College of the Atlantic and Society for Human Ecology: 'Below the clamor of a bustling world, this volume imparts the seeds of a radical alternative for human ecology. They lie beneath the surface: amid the whispered voices at the margin, in the praxis of traditional spirituality, along the dusty road of post-modernism, and from the ivy halls of science. This is not the human ecology of a prehistoric fireside or an academic symposium. It is an unconventional and timely pedagogy of hope.'