Andrew Harvey is an author, speaker and founder/director of the Institute of Sacred Activism, an international organization focused on inviting concerned people to take up the challenge of our contemporary global crises by becoming inspired, effective and practical agents of institutional and systemic change, in order to create peace and sustainability.
Andrew Harvey has taught at Oxford University, Cornell University, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, The California Institute of Integral Studies, and the University of Creation Spirituality as well as at various spiritual centers throughout the U.S. He was the subject of the 1993 BBC film documentary The Making of a Modern Mystic and appears also in Rumi Turning Ecstatic and The Consciousness Of The Christ: Reclaiming Jesus for a New Humanity. He has also worked with the great Iranian Sufi dancer, Banafsheh Sayyad, in producing a film, In the Fire of Grace, which marries Sufi inspired dances to the stages of Rumi’s understanding of the path of Divine love.
He has written and edited over 30 books and received many awards, including the Benjamin Franklin Award and the Mind Body Spirit Award.
Some of Andrew’s many books:
- Savage Grace: Living Resiliently in the Dark Night of the Globe
- The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism
- Radical Passion: Sacred Love and Wisdom in Action
- Light the Flame: 365 Days of Prayer
Movie referred to during the interview: A Human Search: The Life of Father Bede Griffiths (1993)
Interview recorded 1/25/2016
Video and audio below. Audio also available as a Podcast.