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Voices of Women with Host Kris Steinnes: Starhawk on City of Refuge, her sequel to Fifth Sacred Thing, and Zarna Joshi on Climate and Oppression

  10/20/2015  10:00 am PDT

Starhawk is launching her new novel: City of Refuge: The Sequel to The Fifth Sacred Thing in Seattle,Nov. 6th.  In The Fifth Sacred Thing, the people resist a brutal invasion using nonviolence and magic. They ask how do we resist violence without becoming what we’re fighting against? In City of Refuge, Healer Madrone has a dream. “Build a city of refuge in the heartland of the enemy.” She and musician-turned-guerilla Bird go to the Southlands to liberate them. But how can you build a new world when people are so deeply damaged by the old?


Zarna Joshi will share how climate solutions can fix more than the climate.

In her work as a climate activist, Zarna is always thinking about how solutions to the climate crisis can also address the oppressive systems that caused the climate crisis. She looks to ancient indigenous cultures for inspiration, particularly her own culture as a Hindu daughter of Indian descent. "The wisdom of our elders is not based on the modern western system of rewarding greed. It is based on the welfare of all life and that is why it works. It is based on the wisdom of Earth Herself and if we look to Her, we can begin to radically heal our society and planet."


Kris Steinnes

Voices of Women Fridays at 1pm pt 4pm et.Kris Steinnes began her spiritual journey in 1990 when she discovered her mission to bring people together. In 1993 after reading t...

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Starhawk is the author of The Fifth Sacred Thing and twelve other books, including the prequel, Walking to Mercury, and sequel, City of Refuge. Starhawk is the author of the...

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Zarna Joshi

Zarna Joshi is a writer and storyteller and has published books about Hindu spirituality, self-examination, and cross-cultural understanding. She leads the Seattle Bhakti Yo...

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