Up From Materialism Workgroup Robert Inchausti

Up from Materialism: The Central Spiritual Struggles, the Clash of Civilizations and the Role of Secularism How the prevailing corporate- dominated, media-shaped culture is holding back the evolution of human consciousness and retarding the spiritual development of civilization. While acknowledging that spiritual development is ultimately undertaken by the individual, in this discussion we ask what a supportive culture would look like and how can we withdraw support from the prevailing culture and begin to build the one we actually want. Is the Pope right in thinking that secularism is the real obstacle to religious consciousness today? Can one fight the materialism and selfishness of the Old Bottom Line and sitll be secular? Can secular people make room for a spiritual consciousness?