Spiritual Perspectives on Globalization by Ira Rifkin
Making Sense of Economic and Cultural Upheaval

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The economic and cultural dynamic of globalization is transforming the world at an unprecedented pace. But what exactly is it? What are its origins? What is its impact on our spiritual lives?

This lucid introduction surveys the religious landscape, explaining in clear and nonjudgmental language the beliefs that motivate spiritual leaders, activists, theologians, academics, and others involved on all sides of the issue. Included are the points-of-view of:

• Bahá’ís • Buddhists • Earth-based and tribal religions
• Hindus • Jews • Muslims • Protestants • Roman Catholics

Unlike other books on this controversial issue, this easy-to-read introduction won't tell you what to think; it gives you the information you need to reach your own conclusions.


About Ira Rifkin

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Ira Rifkin is an award-winning religion journalist and the editor of Spiritual Innovators: Seventy-Five Extraordinary People Who Changed the World in the Past Century. He has won awards from the Associated Church Press, the American Jewish Press Association, the Religion Newswriters Association, and the Society of Professional Journalists. Previously news producer of Beliefnet.com, a multi-faith Web magazine, he is an adjunct professor at American University in Washington, D.C.
Published June 30, 2004 by Skylight Paths Pub. 233 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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Globalization as we know it emerged in a 1944 plan for post-war economic recovery, starting with the World Bank. This first institution and indicator has multiplied in many ways over the last half-

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