The Way of Engaged Spirituality

Integrating the inner life with creating just and sustainable communities.

Michael Dallaire

I was born in April 1955, the third of four sons to Doreen Leblond and Maurice Dallaire. Born into a Canadian military family was in keeping with my ancestral Celtic roots for the frequent moves early in life prepared me for a life of peregrination—wandering—and the practice of engaged spirituality.

Engaged Spirtuality

Integrating the inner life with creating just and sustainable communities.

Engaged spirituality seeks to integrate the summons to an interior life with the summons to positive engagement in social, political, and environmental action.

The way of engaged spirituality attends to these two horizons of concern using the traditional method of ‘contemplation in action’ to chart a path.

Through our presence, our discernment, our engagement, and our reflection we grow in wholeness and holiness while supporting actions that benefit our communities as well.

Books

Ten percent of author’s royalties goes to support the work of the Stephen Lewis Foundation to fight AIDS in Africa and to Food Banks Canada.

Sojourner Poems

Sojourner Poems

Sojourner Poems by Michael Dallaire is a slim collection of the author’s poems gathered around his experience as a sojourner through life interpreted through...

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Teaching With The Wind

Teaching With The Wind

“Dallaire argues that spirituality is the middle ground between the secular and the religious and it is in this space that we can renew education….The author...

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Contemplation In Liberation

Contemplation In Liberation

“This is a very important book. It brings together areas of thought and experience that are often kept apart: contemplation and action, individual growth and...

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Field Notes

The Way of Joy

The Way of Joy

Joy was one of those persons whose entire being radiated hope. It was decades ago that she came briefly into my life but I’ve lived from her blessings ever since. It was the summer of 1983 and I was taking part in an...

How Now Shall We Live?

How Now Shall We Live?

Recently my wife and I visited her family home, just a few days before it sold. The home was built by her parents in the mid-1950’s when they were newly-weds. There they raised their family of five children and lived...

In The Quiet of the Night

In The Quiet of the Night

In The Quiet of the Night In the quiet of the night, long before dawn begins to seep towards the day, I take light breaths between remembering and hoping. The remembering goes on and on and as I sift between painful...

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