alastair-mcintoshAlastair McIntosh is a Scottish writer, academic and activist, who explores the connections between theology and ecology from a Quaker perspective. He was brought up in Leurbost on the Isle of Lewis and is married to Vérène Nicolas. He is involved with Scottish land reform especially on Eigg and campaigned successfully against the Harris superquarry in Lingerbay. He is a fellow of the Centre for Human Ecology, an Honorary Fellow of the Schumacher Society, and helped to set up the Govan based GalGael Trust of which he is Treasurer and a non-executive director. In 2006 he was appointed to the honorary position of Visiting Professor of Human Ecology at the University of Strathclyde (Department of Geography & Sociology) – the first such post in Human ecology in a Scottish university.

(This paragraph reproduced from under a Creative Commons License.  Photo by Dominique Carton.)

2015 New Book: Spiritual Activism: Leadership as Service by Alastair McIntosh and Matt Carmichael

Spiritual-Activism-front-cover-300pxw Over the past half century the issues facing activists have changed, as has our understanding and awareness of spirituality. For activists, spiritual philosophy is rising up the agenda because it offers distinct, tried and tested approaches to deep questions: Where did it all go wrong? What does it mean to be human? What is the place of leadership? What is the nature of power?

The book begins by defining spirituality for a modern audience of all faiths and beliefs, and goes on to consider the problems and necessities of true leadership. Drawing on a rich history of spirituality and activism, from The Bhagavad Gita, to the Hebrew prophets, to Carl Jung, it is both guide and inspiration for people involved in activism for social or environmental justice.

The text is enriched with tales from the authors’ own experiences. It contains case studies of inspirational spiritual activists (including Mama Efua, Desmond Tutu, Gerrard Winstanley, Sojourner Truth and Julia Butterfly Hill), which demonstrate the transformative power of spiritual principles in action.


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Alastair McIntosh
Community and the Divine Human Being

Interview by Iain McNay

Recent Books and articles of Alastair McIntosh (with notes and links from


Island Spirituality: Spiritual Values of Lewis and Harris (Islands Book Trust, Isle of Lewis, June 2013, ISBN 1907443452, £10. Since 2009 my main project has been working on a book for which the working title is Poacher’s Pilgrimage about a walk from southern Harris to northern Lewis in May 2009. The material that came out of this is so rich and deep that I have struggled with how to handle different readerships, and this book has been a kind of safety valve, allowing me to deal with religious material seen through a specific local lens (though hopefully of much wider spiritual and political interest). It is published by a local history organisation, and for the webpage with more details, background research materials and a sample chapter, please click here.

radical-human-ecology-book-cover Radical Human Ecology: Intercultural and Indigenous Approaches (Ashgate, 2012), edited by Lewis Williams, Rose Roberts and Alastair McIntosh. Click here to download PDF of my 2 chapters: The Challenge of Radical Human Ecology to the Academy and The Teaching of Radical Human Ecology in the Academy. We’re delighted that, given good first year library sales, Ashgate have reduced the price from £60 to a more affordable £30, indeed, to £27 on their website.From the Foreword by Richard J. Borden, Rachel Carson Chair in Human Ecology, College of the Atlantic and Society for Human Ecology: ‘Below the clamor of a bustling world, this volume imparts the seeds of a radical alternative for human ecology. They lie beneath the surface: amid the whispered voices at the margin, in the praxis of traditional spirituality, along the dusty road of post-modernism, and from the ivy halls of science. This is not the human ecology of a prehistoric fireside or an academic symposium. It is an unconventional and timely pedagogy of hope.’ “There can be no doubt about the academic value of this book … it looks over the edge and ventures outside established lines.” – Luc Hens & Bernhard Glaeser, Int. J. of Environment & Pollution. 

Rekindling Community: Connecting People, Environment and Spirituality (Green Books, 2008). This book is No. 15 in the Schumacher Briefing series of the Schumacher Society. My own narrative is supplemented with boxed contributions from a dozen of my colleagues and former students whose research at the Centre for Human Ecology was sponsored by WWF International. Our passion was to explore underlying dynamics of rural and urban community regeneration. This illustrated book makes the case that the community we must seek to reconstitute is more than merely society. It is a three-way relationship – with one another, with nature, and with the spiritual ground of all being. More ….

Hell and High Water: Climate Change, Hope and the Human Condition (Birlinn, 2008). Selected by Radio 4’s Open Book as one of the 2 best books on climate change, this is in many ways the sequel to Soil and Soul. But while Soil and Soul dealt with themes that became very good news, the scenario for tackling climate change looks much darker. Part 1 of the book tackles the science and politics of global warming, summarising what is known and exploring the controversies. But the most distinctive contribution comes in Part 2. Here I take the reader on a journey of deepening magical realism. I attempt to unpack the cultural history, psychology and spirituality that underlies climate change and in so doing I seek to shed insight on the human condition. By exploring the deep causes, deep solutions tentatively emerge – these being put forward in the 12-step programme that makes up the final chapter. I found Hell and High Water a terribly difficult book to write. It left me at a loss to find cause for outward optimism. And yet, a strange inner joy emerged in the writing. I ended up deepening my sense of hope for humankind. I’m thrilled that some reviewers seem to have experienced similarly. More …

Love and Revolution: Collected Poetry (Luath Press, 2006). This is my collected poetry. It expresses the inner fire of what has directed and sustained my work. More …

Chronique d’une Alliance: Peuples autochtones et société civile face à la mondialisation (Editions Yves Michel, 2005). This is Soil and Soul in slightly abridged French translation. The English title didn’t translate well into French, and the chosen title focuses on the “alliance” between French and Scottish campaigners that contributed to the the book’s main storylines. The subtitle is maybe more explicit as to content: “Indigenous peoples and civil society in the face of globalisation.” More …   And for more of my work that’s in foreign translation, click here.

Soil and Soul: People versus Corporate Power (Aurum Press, 2001, 2004). I think that I will always consider this book to be my masterpiece. On the surface, it tells such stories as growing up in Lewis, land reform on Eigg and the campaign that stopped the Harris superquarry. But the real message of the book, and the reason why it has sold into 5 figures, is much deeper and wider. I use the factual campaign stories as a carrier to express the deeper story of our times – the struggle of the human spirit to shine, the imperative of making community, the recovery of a credible spirituality. It’s an entirely factual book and yet much of its poetic impact derives from real-life magical realism. I’ve tried to touch some of the deepest hopes and possibilities within us all. I love this book. It took me out of myself, into my culture, and far beyond both. More …

Healing Nationhood: Essays on Spirituality, Place and Community (Curlew Productions, 2000). This pulls together work that I undertook on identity, belonging and place as part of a three year programme, Action for Transformation, that was funded by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust. The main essay comprising the bulk of the book is “Land, Power and National Identity”, commissioned by the Economics Department of the Russian Academy of Sciences and theologians at the Holy Trinity Sergiev Monastery near Moscow. I was invited by them to speak about the spirituality of land reform and its possible relevance to Russia in February 2000. I had only 2 weeks in which to write the Russian piece, and it has since found more refined expression in Soil and Soul, though the opening pages on bardic politics are still worth reading. As the book will soon be out of print, I have now listed the entire contents online. More …






2014  Nonviolence and the Ransomer of Souls, article, Tikkun Daily, April 20.

2014, What is Ancestral Time? Returning to One’s Destiny
, Arts & Humanities Research Council project comment, School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh.2013, The Joy of the Gospel (Evangelii Gaudium), commentary on Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation, The Friend, 6 December, p. 3.

2013, Can Liberation Theology Serve Indonesia? Semper Reformanda and the Spiritual Challenges of Our Times, Sola Experientia (Jurnal Teologi), Sekolah Tinggi Teologi Jakarta (Jakarta Theological Seminary), Vol 1:2, October 2013, 121-136.2013, Island Spirituality: Spiritual Values of Lewis and Harris, Islands Book Trust, Kershader, 184 pp, price £10.   2013, Keynote Address, The Future is Local, Scottish Community Alliance with Scottish Government, 26 April.

  218. 2012, Radical Human Ecology: Intercultural and Indigenous Approaches, co-edited with Lewis Williams (1) and Rose Roberts (2) in the Ashgate Research Companion series, Ashgate, London. Includes my chapters on “The Challenge of Radical Human Ecology to the Academy” and “Teaching Radical Human Ecology in the Academy”, with a Foreword by Richard Borden of the Society for Human Ecology, 433 pp, ISBN 978-0-7546-9516-5, price £30 hardback.

  217. 2012 The ‘Sacredness’ of Natural Sites and Their Recovery: Iona, Harris and Govan in Scotland, in Mallarach, J.-M., Papayannis, T. and Väisänen, R. (eds), The Diversity of Sacred Lands in Europe: Proceedings of the Third Workshop of the Delos Initiative – Inari/Aanaar 2010. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN and Vantaa, Finland: Metsähallitus Natural Heritage Services – free PDF of complete volume from IUCN here.

  216. 2012, Book review of ‘A New Climate for Theology’ by Sally McFague, Journal of the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, Vol5:3, 384-6.

  215. 2011, Narcissistic modern art cannot help us in these troubled times, The Guardian (Face to Faith column), 21 October, also as print version pdf linked to the Kandinsky in Govan conference (see archive).

  214. 2011-12, O Donald Trump, Woe Donald Trump, hard copy due in Issue 1 of EarthLines, Spring 2012; also 2011interim campaign version per Bella Caledonia in PDF.

  213. 2010. A Nonviolent Challenge to Conflict, Chapter 3 in David Whetham (ed., UK Defence Academy), Ethics, Law and Military Operations,  Palgrave Macmillan, London, 44-64.

  212. 2010. Foreword to Future Ethics: Climate Change and Apocalyptic Imagination, edited by Stefan Skrimshire, Continuum, London, 2010.

  211. 2010. Book review of Dark Mountain Journal Issue 1, on Bella Caledonia website with contributor comments, 30 June, and also in PDF, 7pp..

  210. 2010. Popping the Gygian Question, Dark Mountain, Issue 1,  Dark Mountain Project, May 2010, 101-7.

  209. 2010. A Short Course in Liberation Theology, as used with participants at the GalGael Trust, 15pp. PDF.

  208. 2010. Book Review: Patrick Hennessey’s “The Junior Officers’ Reading Club: Killing time and fighting wars”, Third Way, March, 33:3, 39.

  207. 2010. What Price the Earth? Climate Change Theology Post-Cop15, WM, World Mission Council of the Church of Scotland, January, No. 33, 1.

  206. 2010. Book Reviews: Peter Taylor on Contrarian Climate Change – “Shiva’s Rainbow” and “Chill”, posted to Amazon to allow debate, February. 

  205. 2009. Where now ‘Hell and High Water’?, ECOS: Journal of the British Association for Nature Conservation, 30:(3/4), 66-77 (with 5 short book reviews in same issue), 96-98, 103).

  204. 2009. The Political Theology of Modern Scottish Land Reform, with Rutger Henneman (1), Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, 3/3, 340-375.  

  203. 2009. Compassion (a reflection on the crofting, community and the psyche of the world), Bella Caledonia, September 09 (online journal … or click here for Word version).

  202. 2009. Review of Finlay MacLeod’s (Fionnlagh MacLeòid) The Norse Mills of Lewis / Muilnean Beaga Leòdhais, The Stornoway Gazette, 16 July.

  201. 2009. Review of Noel Charlton’s Understanding Gregory Bateson: Mind, Beauty and the Sacred Earth (State University of New York Press, 2008), Coracle, Iona Community, 4/40, 23-24.

  200. 2009, Wilderness near the end of Heaven, John Muir Trust Journal, Spring 2009, 10-11.

  199. 2009, La parole et la recherche de l’unité: entretien avec Alastair McIntosh, Transitions, Numero 1, Paris (interview with Alastair McIntosh in French on Quaker consensual decision making process).

  198. 2008, Review of “A Book of Silence” by Sara Maitland, Third Way, December 2008, online at  .

  197. 2008, Land, Identity, School: Exploring Women’s Identity with Land in Scotland Through the Experience of Boarding School (PDF), with Chriss Bull (1) and Colin Clark (3), Oral History: Journal of the Oral History Society, Autumn 2008, Vol. 36:2, 75 – 88.

  196. 2008, Rekindling Community: Connecting People, Environment and Spirituality, Schumacher Briefing No. 15, Green Books. ISBN 978-1-900322-38-6.

  195. 2008, Some Contributions of Liberation Theology to Community Empowerment in Scottish Land Reform 1991 – 2003, (4 MB PDF) Thesis for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) by Published Works undertaken with the Academy of Irish Cultural Heritages, Faculty of Arts, University of Ulster.

  194. 2008, Hell and High Water: Climate Change, Hope and the Human Condition, Birlinn Press, Edinburgh, 289 pp. + x, £8.99, ISBN 978-1-84158-622-9.

  193. 2008, Child of the Earth (on the spirituality of a stillborn child – PDF 4MB), Third Way, Vol. 31:3, pp.8-11.

  192. 2008, Submission to Scottish Government’s Rural Housing Inquiry, 24 March 2008.

  191. 2008, ‘Sea Change for Fishing,’ in Change and continuity in Scotland’s fishing communities, Economic & Social Research Council, ESRC Seminar Series, 17-20.

  190. 2008, ‘Who is Your Enemy? Lafarge, NGOs and the Harris Superquarry Campaign’ (PDF) – a sharing and debate between Alastair McIntosh of the Centre for Human Ecology and Michel Picard of Lafarge, in Kai Hockerts & Luk Van Wassenhove (eds), It’s All Our Business: Corporate Responsibility in a Global World, INSEAD Alumni Sustainability Roundtable, INSEAD Business School, Paris, Chapter 2.3.

  189. 2008, Engaging the Powers of Walter Wink – an Activist’s Testimony, (PDF file) in Enigmas and Powers: Engaging the Work of Walter Wink for Classroom, Church and World, ed. D. Seiple & Frederick W. Weidmann, Princeton Theological Monograph Series No. 79, 101-112.

  188. 2007, Archive of Scottish Land Reform Audio Broadcasts with Alastair McIntosh during the 1990s, listen here to 9 digitised broadcasts that reflect a little of the social history of the modern Scottish land reform movement.

  187. 2007, Guest Editorial, The Participant (PDF File), Scottish Natural Heritage, Planning Aid & Royal Town Planning Institute, No. 4, 2.

  186. 2007,  Sparking the Fire of Regeneration, Interpretation Journal: Journal of the Association for Heritage Interpretation12:3, pp. 3 – 5 (also in PDF of original).

  185. 2006, Fire in the Bones (Theology of Spiritual Activism), Third Way, (also in PDF of original), Vol. 29, No. 7, September 2006, pp. 12 – 15. Also published in the Jan/Feb 2007 issue of Tikkun, pp. 18 – 20, the progressive American Jewish magazine – .

  184. 2006, Love and Revolution (collected poetry), Luath Press, Edinburgh, 96pp, £7.99, 4 September 2006, ISBN 1-905222-58-0.

  183. 2006, Entretien avec Alastair McIntosh: Quand la société civile et l’industrie s’impliquent dans une vision partagée (entretien par Béatrice Quasnik), Les Cahiers de Sol, Society for Organisational Learning, Paris, France, No. 6, Juin/June 2006, pp. 24 – 30, en PDF.

  182. 2006, Review of The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature (Bron Taylor & Jeffrey Kaplan (eds.), Thoemmes Continuum, London & NY, 2 vols, £225), in ECOS: Journal of the British Association of Nature Conservationists, 27:1, pp. 116-117.

  181. 2006, Land Reform: The People Find Their Voice, Reforesting ScotlandIssue 34, pp. 10-12.

  180. 2006, Homage to Young Men, a “rap” (so they say!) first performed with the chart-topping duo, Nizlopi, in King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow, 19 January, plus a 7 minute interview and a bit of “rap” on the MacAulay & Co Show, BBC Radio Scotland, broadcast 1010 16 February.

  179. 2006, Wild Scots and Buffoon History – Review Article of Michael Fry’s “Wild Scots: Four Hundred Years of Highland History”, The Land, Issue 1, pp. 7 – 10.

  178. 2006, What I believe – audio interview of Alastair McIntosh by Sally Magnusson on childhood, spirituality and nonviolence, as broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland, 0803 Sunday 28 January, 27 minutes. Clicking this link should play it through your media player.

  177. 2005, What is Liberation Theology? Liturgical Commentary on Adolfo Pérez Esquivel’s Stations of the Cross from Latin America, 1492 – 1992, with introductions in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese and the 15 images scanned and presented in both .pdf and .ppt profiles.

  176. 2005, Tribute to the Late Colin Murdo Macleod, Stornoway Gazette, 17 November, p. 18.

  175. 2005, Offering up a feast of the fruits of his refined scholarly skill (Ronald Black and Democratic Intellectualism), West Highland Free Press21 October, p. 19.

  174 2005, BBC Radio Scotland Thought for the Day (multiple contributions), 2005 – 2006.

  173. 2005, The Dream Job: 21 Steps to enhance Black and Ethnic Minority opportunities in Scotland, (co-authored by Alastair McIntosh, Vérène Nicolas, Tara O’Leary, Jane Rosegrant & Nick Wilding; Foreword by Tesfu Gessesse, Chair of EMPOWER), EMPOWER, Equal, European Social Fund & Centre for Human Ecology, Edinburgh, 23 September, 28pp..

  172. 2005, 3 contributions to The Encyclopaedia of Religion and Nature (2 volumes), Jeffrey Kaplan & Bron Taylor eds., Continuum International Publishing, London & NY, 2005 (, comprising: 1) Scotland (the historical context of nature religion), 1503-1505, 2) Faerie Faith in Scotland, 633-634, and, 3) Scything & Erotic Fulfillment (vernacular work rhythms), 1507-1509.

  171. 2005, Poverty, Chastity and the G8Third Way, June. Also on same page, book review for ECOS of “we are everywhere: the irresistible rise of global anticapitalism” (Verso, 2003).

  170. 2005, Open Letter to Business: Towards Accelerating Marginal Utility, The Nature of Business, WWF International (Worldwide Fund for Nature), Switzerland, Vol. 3:1, p. 5.

  169. 2005, Through the Eye of a Potato: Undertaking a CHE Thesis, address delivered at Centre for Human Ecology Thesis Day, 11 February.

  168. 2005, Liberating Relationships with the Creation, Bulletin of the Scottish Church Theology Society, 2005.

  167. 2005, Chronique d’une Alliance: Peuples autochtones et société civil face à la mondialisation, (the abridged French translation of Soil and Soul), Editions Yves Michel, Paris, ISBN 2 913492 30 4, €22, 351pp..  Ce blog est destiné aux lecteurs d’Alastair McIntosh afin qu’ils puissent se connaître, se faire connaître et s’exprimer sur les sujets abordés dans le livre.

  166. 2004, Public School and the Platonic Ideal, Boarding Concern, Winter 2004, p. 7.

  165. 2004, Corporate Ethics and the Harris Superquarry, Ecos: Journal of the British Association of Nature Conservationists jointly with Luc Giraud-Guigues and Jean-Paul Jeanrenaud (both of WWF International), Vol. 25, Issue 2,. 44 – 52. Also on this page are contributions to the closing superquarry debate that I co-ordinated from Dan Barlow of Friends of the Earth Scotland, and Nigel Jackson, Executive Director of Lafarge Aggregates UK.

  164. 2004, Land Reform, a 90 second “Pressure Point” broadcast on Scottish TV’s Politics Now, transmitted 16 September 2004. Click here to read text, or if you have Windows Media Player click this video link

  163. 2004, Land Reform … the Next Stages, The Crofter – The Journal of the Scottish Crofting Foundation, No. 63, May 2004,  9 – 10.

  162. 2004, Corporate Ethics: Stones & Spirit – Keynote address to Lafarge’s corporate conference in Bergamo, Italy, delivered 17 May 2004. An edited version of this was published in The Sunday Herald (Seven Days), 23 May 2004, p. 9, as “Integrity of firm caught between a rock and a hard place.”

  161. 2004, Peace in the Tiger’s Mouth, Chapter 16 of Seeking Cultures of Peace: a Peace Church Conversation, ed. Enns, Fernando, Holland, Scott & Riggs, Ann K., World Council of Churches (Geneva), Cascadia Publishing House (Telford, Pennsylvania) & Herald Press (Scottdale, Pennsylvania), pp. 215 – 226. Now also in PDF.

  160. 2004, The Real Price of Property, Third Way, Jan/Feb, Vol. 27 No. 1, pp. 22 – 25.

  159. 2004, Foreword to Europe, Globalization and Sustainable Developmented. Barry, John, Baxter, Brian & Dunphy, Richard., Routledge, London, £65 (hardback), ISBN: 0-415-30276-5, xii – xxiii. Now also in PDF.

  158. 2003, For Auld Lang Syne, My Dear, address to the European Social Forum (FSE), plenary on Cultural and National Identities in Europe, Paris, 14 November.

  157. 2003, Paedophilia in the Community, The HebrideanStornoway, 20 November.

  156. 2003, The 4 Stages of Land Reform in Scotland, The Hebridean, Stornoway, 2 Oct, pp. 8-9, & 23 Oct., p. 11.

  155. 2003, Power to the People (Wind Energy & Land Value Market Capitalisation), The Hebridean, Stornoway, 21 August, p. 7.

  154. 2003, The Lie of the Land (Land Reform on Eigg Update)The Hebridean, Stornoway, 14 August, p. 7.

  153. 2003, Idolatry of the Invisible Hand (a response to Sir Mark Moody-Stuart on business & sustainability), Green Christian, No. 53, November, 11 – 12.

  152. 2003, The Power of Love: What Can Nonviolence Say to Violence?  Resurgence, No. 219, July/Aug, 42-44. Now also in PDF. Also, in Spanish translation as El Poder del Amor

  151. 2003, Cold War Psychohistory in the Scottish Psyche, in Jamison, Brian (ed.), Scotland and the Cold WarCualann PressDumfermline, pp. 74 – 80.

  150. 2003, Constitutional Theology, Community & Sovereignty of the Sea, in International Union for Land Value Taxation and Free Trade: Proceedings of the Edinburgh Conference 2001, International Union for Land Value Taxation, London, 2003, 70-85.

  149. 2003, Towards a Sustainable Community Housing Policy for Scotlanddistributed consultation paper, July 7, 7 pp..

  148. 2003, On Poverty, Chastity and Obedience, in A Living Quaker Witness to the Earth, The Earth: Our Creative Responsibility Group, Quaker Peace and Social Witness, Quaker Books, London,  pp. 18-19.

  147. 2003, Superquarry Saga Rumbles On, ECOS: Journal of the British Association for Nature Conservation, 24:2

  146. 2003, Class of 1981 – Alastair McIntosh – MBA Profile, Aluminate, University of Edinburgh Management School, Summer edn..

  145. 2003, The Saltire Society / The Herald Debate – War, Religion and the British Constitution, text based on delivery at the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, 27 May.

  144. 2003, Communities of Place, The Aisling, Aran Islands, Ireland, Issue 31, 2003, pp. 65-67 Also published on the website of Open Democracy (with links to many key phrases) as Soil and Soul: Lessons from Ireland, 2002. This is an extended version of publication no. 136 (below), which first appeared in The Cork Examiner newspaper.

  143. 2003, Report to Scottish Quakers on Fact-finding Visit to the World Council of Churches (Decade for Overcoming Violence), Religious Society of Friends, Britain Yearly Meeting & General Meeting Scotland, March 2003.

  142. 2003, Development with Soul: alternatives to debt, interview by Peter Gibb with Alastair McIntosh, Land and Liberty, Vol. 109:1204, Autumn/Winter 2002/2003, 8-10 (this internet version is uncut).

  141. 2003, Channel 4’s “Without Prejudice?” – “7 days in the life of … Alastair McIntosh”, Sunday Herald, 25 January 2003, p. 9 (7 Days section), and, “How I won 50 grand on TV”, The Herald, 28 January 2003, p. 14.

  140. 2002, Becoming Rooted in Place. Public address given at the opening of NVA’s Hidden Garden at Glasgow’s Tramway Theatre, 30 November 2002.

  139. 2002, (Ecology and Scottish Identity) – Book Reviews of Scotland’s Landscapes and Managing Scotland’s Environment, ECOS, 23(2), 2002, 71-73.

  138. 2002, The Future of Wild Land in Scotland: “Yes, about the fairies and all that…”. This article was commissioned by the Scottish Wild Land Group for their published contribution to The International Year of Mountains 2002, Scotland’s Wild Land – what future?, ISBN 0-9543790-0-4, £4.00, 5-8.

  137. 2002, Kinship with Creation: Two Quakers Share their Views, Quaker Green Action, ISBN 0 9518766 3 5, 38 pp., UK (with Susannah Brindle, but this website gives only Alastair McIntosh’s interview).

  136. 2002, It’s all about putting people in their place, text of address to the Rural Planning Symposium for Duhallow, published in The Irish Examiner, Cork, 21 June 2002.

  135. 2002, Roots for Living, occasional column in The Big Issue in Scotlandwith Vérène Nicolas, on diverse social, environmental and spiritual issues. This link takes you to the index.

  134. 2002, Review of “Human Ecology: Basic Concepts for Sustainable Development”, The Ecologist, Vol. 32:2, March 2002, 55-6.

  133. 2001, Origins of the Sex-Spirit Split, Sex and Spirit Conference – keynote address, Findhorn Foundation, 21 October 2001.

  132. 2001, Sabbath and the Corporate Mammon: concluding the Harris Superquarry Debate, ECOS, British Association of Nature Conservationists, 22 (1), 46-52.

  131. 2001, Let’s make a world of difference (Globalization, or One World?), Evening News, Edinburgh, November 26, 10.

  130. 2001, Mystery of Andrew, our forgotten saint (St Andrew and women’s rights), Scottish Daily Mail, November 26, 10.

  129. 2001, Land reform threatened by the “Pavarotti Effect”, West Highland Free Press, 9 November, 10.

  128. 2001, Land Reform and National Identity, Le Monde Diplomatique, Paris, No. 572-48, November, p. 6, co-authored with Vérène Nicolas. Published in French translation, as Quand l’Ecosse Distribue les Terres: Vent de Réformes Après la Conquête de L’Autonomie, in English original, London, p. 13 (with The Guardian Weekly by subscription and on website) as Scotland plc – Land Reform and National Identity, in German/Swiss editions as Das Geheimnis des wahren Schotten, and in Spanish (Chilean edition) as Reforma agraria e identitaria en Escocia (December 2001 edition).

  127. 2001, Soil and Soul: People versus Corporate Power, Aurum PressLondon, ISBN 1 85410 802 6, £17.99 hardback, 322pp. + xiv, with Foreword by George Monbiot. The 2nd edition (trade paperback) appeared in November 2002, and the current 3rd edition (mass paperback, £7.99) in November 2004. An abridged French translation was published in March 2005 by Editions Yves Michel, as Chronique d’une Alliance: Peuples autochtones et société civil face à la mondialisation (€22).

  126. 2001, Community, Power and Peace: Healing Nationhood, Historic Peace Churches’ Consultation for the WCC – Theology and Culture: Peacemaking for the Globalised World, conference at Bienenberg Theological Seminary, Basel, Switzerland, 25-29 June 2001. The above link takes you to the original conference paper which, along with others given, is online at A revised version was published in 2004 jointly with the World Council of Churches – click here for this version.  

125. 2001, Pagan Presbyterianism? Protest and Prophetic Theology, The Friends’ Quarterly, Kent, 32:7, 300-309.  

124. 2000, Discounting the Children’s Future? Does the Non-symmetrical Depreciation of Natural and Human-made Capital Invalidate the Assumption of Substitutability in “Weak” Sustainability Analysis?, Geophilos, No. 00(1), Land Research Trust, London, (with Gareth Edwards-Jones (2)), 122-133.  

123. 2000. Defying the Corporate Golem (Lafarge Redland, Corporate “Human” Rights and the British Constitution), Foundations, William Temple Foundation, 3:4, 27.  

122. 2000. When Mammon Comes Marching In… Challenging the Claim of Corporate “Human” Rights, Stornoway Gazette28 September, p. 4.  

121. 2000. Shine On…, The Kingdom of Fife: Our Land and its Peoples“keynote listener” contribution to proceedings of WECAN! conference, Falkland, 26-28.  

120. 2000, “The whole house of Islam, and we Christians with them”: an Interview with “the Last Orientalist” (Professor William Montgomery Watt), The Coracle, 3:51, Iona Community, (with Bashir Maan (1)), 8-11.  Now also in PDF .  

119. 2000, A Sabbath of the Land (Harris superquarry reconciliation, and SAC conservation area theology), Stornoway Gazette, 20 July, 4, being reprinted in ECOS: Journal of the British Association for Nature Conservation, autumn 2000.  

118. 2000. Earth First, Suits Last, ProductNo. 4, Edinburgh, 4.  

117. 2000, God versus Trident: Constitutional Theology in Legal Defence ,  legal arguments prepared for Ellen Moxley of the “Greenock Three” Peace Women, Greenock Sheriff Court contingent submission.  

116. 2000, Healing Nationhood: Essays on Spirituality, Place and Community, including Land, Power & National Identity commissioned by the Russian Academy of Sciences, Curlew Productions, Kelso, with the Centre for Human Ecology and the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, 144pp., ISBN 1 900259 95 8, £7.50.  

115. 2000, Who’s a Real Scot? The Report of “Embracing Multicultural Scotland”, Centre for Human Ecology, Edinburgh, 28pp., (with Hanna Maan (1), Nick Wilding (2), Vérène Nicolas (3) and Amadu Khan (4)). Now in PDF.  

114. 2000, Hefting the Deer to the Community: Red Deer Management, Reforesting ScotlandNo. 24, 21-22.  

113. 2000, Saint Andrew – Nonviolence and National Identity, Theology in Scotland, St Mary’s College, University of St Andrews, VII:1, 55-70 PDF Version.  

112. 2000, The Case for God: Carbeth Hutters’ Feudal Defence Against Eviction, Ecotheology, Sheffield Academic Press, Issue 8, 86-110. Now also in PDF.  

111. 2000, Socially Expressed Spectrum of Power, annual handout to students on Advanced Staff & Command Course at the Joint Services Command & Staff College, now part-published in Healing Nationhood (see above), 14-17.  

110. 2000, Dancing to your Shadow: A Celtic Reflection on the Healing of Broken-Heartedness, The Journal of Contemporary HealthLiverpool John Moores University, Issue 8, 58-60; reprinted in PanGaia, Port Arena, CA., No. 23, 41-45.  

109. 2000, God in All Creation: Address introducing business theme at Britain Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)Quaker Monthly, Quaker Home Service, 79:2, July 2000, 163-167 and at press with Christian.  

108. 2000, God, Creation and Yearly Meeting 2000, The Friends Quarterly, Kent,, 32:2, 49-58.  

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