Books by Margaret Swedish

Living Beyond the End of the World: A Spirituality of Hope

2008. Orbis Books, Maryknoll NY
A chilling forecast of ecological catastrophe, and an outline of the moral and spiritual resources we will need to survive.

From The Midwest Book Review – — The Christian Studies Shelf:

From global warming to the end of natural resources, Religious Task Force coordinator Margaret Swedish poses a fine challenge to people of faith: what kind of human responses will take place to increasing global conflict and challenge? Her survey of spiritual vision and community involvement lend to a fine spirituality of hope and a passion for ethics and shared support, making this an excellent pick for college-level audiences surveying spiritual ethics and world conditions from a Christian perspective.

From Rosemary Radford Ruether, Claremont Graduate University:

Our way of life is dying, or rather, it is killing us and the planet.  But we can and must craft a spirituality for a new way of living on earth.  This is the stark but critically important message of Margaret Swedish’s Living Beyond the ‘End of the World.’

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Like Grains of Wheat: A Spirituality of Solidarity

Co-written by Margaret Swedish and Marie Dennis
2004. Orbis Books, Maryknoll NY

A reflection of over 230 participants in the faith-based Central America solidarity movement gathered through retreats, small group reflections, and interviews over a period of four years.

This is a book of hope, resilience, life-with-authentic meaning.  This is a book about what Christianity is for a remarkable people, U.S. and Central American.  It is also what Christianity could be for us all, if only we would live it.”– Sister Dianna Ortiz, OSU, author, The Blindfold’s Eyes.

In the decades of the 1970-90s, tens of thousands of U.S. citizens traveled to Central America. For many it was their first time outside the borders of the U.S. In a time marked by civil war and violence they went to see the reality of poverty and experience the resilient hope of the Central American people. What they saw and experienced left a permanent mark. Their vantage point on the world was radically altered. Drawn from interviews with hundreds of these solidarity activists, Like Grains of Wheat offers their stories”œstories that still inspire, that point to a new and better way of living faithfully in the context of our broken world.