Active Peace: A Mindful Path to a Nonviolent World Scott Brown
Advance Praise for Scott’s Book: “Active Peace”
Much has been written about the outward aspects of urgently needed environmental restoration but not enough on the worldview shift and deep inner healing necessary for any lasting change. Scott Brown's new book, "Active Peace" provides inspiring and useful guidance in this area. In clear, readable prose he helps us understand both the outer and inner context of our collective situation and walks us through the practical, psychological and spiritual steps towards true, enduring restoration.
Scott Brown has given us a comprehensive manual for restoring and consciously maintaining our relationship with all that is. To be touched by its beautiful narrative and commit to the discerning practices offered in its pages is to invite heart-opening epiphanies that dissolve all illusions of disconnection and enfold the soul in a visceral experience of Interbeing. "Active Peace" takes us far beyond restorative justice or restorative activism into a restorative way of life. This book is clearly hazardous to our willingness to settle for separation.
Too many of us committed to social and environmental justice burn out and become susceptible to toxic emotions such as despair and futility. "Active Peace" responds with a deep exploration of sources for personal growth and resilience. The book offers strong foundations for creating healthy communities and, ultimately, magnificent movements. It is rich in purposeful, humane scholarship and very practical suggestions. ‘Top shelf’ reading for the life‐long activist.
Scott Brown has written a beautiful and truth seeking book which skillfully weaves together spirituality, restorative justice, ecopsychology and activism. I highly recommend this book to anyone seeking a new and inspiring model for the necessary union of inner life and outer service to the world. This is the path to our sanity and salvation.
Active Peace inspires us all to create a life-affirming society and educates us as to why this is essential for the flourishing of all life.
"Active Peace" makes it clear that while transformation is, ultimately, an inside job, the inner is not separate from the outer; in fact, nothing is separate and our survival depends on our full and passionate embrace of this truth. This important book helps us move in that direction in a grounded and resilient way—fully connected to earth, Spirit, ourselves, and other beings. Scott Brown has walked the path and offers wise guidance that will benefit many people and the evolution of humanity and consciousness itself. I welcome and celebrate this book!
Steve Farrell, Worldwide Coordinating Director, Humanity’s Team
One of Scott Brown's strengths is his voice. His voice is very inviting—honest and down to earth. Those who read his book will feel hope rather than despair. If reading a book is a relationship, Scott is a likable author who I trust and want to journey with.