Today I see a new kind of activist emerging. Not one who is angry or burned out, but one whose belief that things can be different goes deeper than a passing optimism and is rooted in spirituality. Bringing spiritual values to the difficult process of social change, these activists may be able to accomplish things that polarized political factions have failed to do……Two of the most powerful forces in the world right now are service and spirituality. The growing influence of both is evident almost everywhere, and together they provide the most potent combination for changing our communities. Service and spirituality are growing streams of energy, which, as they begin to flow together, could create a mightly river of action.
(from Faith Works: How to Live Your Beliefs and Ignite Positive Social Change)