Alnoor Ladha – Beyond Sacred Activism: Spirituality, Social Change and Living in the Anthropocene

This event will start with a 20 – 30 minute presentation about the major shifts happening in the world. We’ll then explore the two dominant paths for coping with a world in crisis – spirituality and activism. We will offer a framework for a synthesis that goes beyond traditional spirituality and Leftist activism. We will explore ideas and life practices around spiritual ecology and mystical anarchism.

We will then spend 45 minutes in discussion and group exercises to deepen our practice, knowledge base and new ways of living/being.

Alnoor’s work focuses on the intersection of political organizing, systems thinking, storytelling, technology and the decentralization of power. He is a founding member and the Executive Director of /The Rules (/TR), a global network of activists, organizers, designers, coders, researchers, writers and others dedicated to changing the rules that create inequality and poverty around the world.

Prior to /TR, he was a Partner and the Head of Strategy at Purpose, an incubator for new types of social movements. Alnoor is a writer and speaker on new forms of activism, the structural causes of inequality, the link between climate change and capitalism, and the rise of the Global South as a powerful organizing force in the transition to a post-capitalist world. He is also writing a book about the intersection of mysticism and anarchism.

He is a Board Member of Greenpeace International USA and has been a visiting lecturer at New York University (NYU), Columbia University and the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD). Alnoor holds an MSc in Philosophy and Public Policy from the London School of Economics