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Second-Wave Spirituality with Chris Saade

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Second-Wave Spirituality with Chris Saade

Chris Saade has witnessed a remarkable recent phenomenon: a new wave of spirituality that is socially and globally engaged in the pursuit of justice, earth care, and solidarity. Chris calls this movement "second wave spirituality," and in his new book he maps out the cutting-edge ideas that are fueling this new wave of engaged spirituality. Chris believes this new wave spirituality holds a vision of the intrinsic values of love: justice, global peace, solidarity, inclusion, democratic freedom, compassion, and reconciliation. He teaches that we are in the midst of a spiritual renaissance, a universal reawakening that steers us away from the global dangers we face and toward an awakening to the suffering and social struggles of all living beings.

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ChrisSaade_110362177.jpgCo-director of the Olive Branch Center, Chris Saade teaches courses on engaged spirituality and the mysticism of inclusion. Along with Andrew Harvey, Chris is the founder and co-teacher of The International Academy of Sacred Leadership. Chris also founded and directed the Institute for Life-Leadership and Coaching for 16 years. He is the senior trainer for the ILC’s heart-centered psychological and spiritual-leadership programs. In addition, he is a practicing coach for individuals and couples, and has led more than 200 psychological and spiritual retreats. Chris was born into a Christian family in Lebanon where he held leadership positions in non-profit organizations working for non-violence, peace and humanitarian relief. He experienced the devastation of the Lebanese war and continued his peacemaking work during those very difficult years. Chris lived in France before coming to the US, his adopted country, in 1978. He worked twelve years as a business director and a further eleven years as a private practice psychotherapist specializing in depression and life transitions. Chris holds a master’s in Human Development and Counseling and completed five additional years of graduate school in economics, theology and history. He has trained in Jungian and existential psychology (including the logotherapy of Viktor Frankl). Chris’s experiences with the suffering born out of war led him to develop a passionate respect for diversity. His professional journey into psychology and spirituality, his research of peacemakers like Gandhi and Martin Luther King, and his study of mystics from different religions have resulted in his development of the copyrighted Model of Integra (6 Essential Keys for heart-centered living and spiritual life-leadership). Chris has written training manuals on Intentional and Heart-Centered Living, which have been published in-house for the ILC. He is currently writing a series of books on the spirituality of the heart. He is the author of Second Wave Spirituality: Passion for Peace, Passion for Justice.


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Karen Hager helps people lift the fog of confusion and regain clarity about their life purpose. She connects with Source to provide compassionate, no-nonsense intuitive advice for people in transition. Reading from the energy of the human voice, Karen quickly gets to the root of your question and helps you see the possibilities for transformation.

Passionate about helping others connect with their natural intuitive abilities, Karen leads intuitive development classes and works with selected healers and teachers to empower people to listen to their own inner guidance. She’s the host of the popular weekly radio show Out of the Fog on Empower Radio.

These are times of great transformation, and many people are struggling with fear of change. Karen encourages listeners to shift their perspectives from fear to love so that they may receive the gifts of living through these unusual times.

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