The Society of Urban Monks is an active worldwide community of people who are involved in encountering, elucidating, and ending social issues and injustices in the communities, cities, regions, and countries in which they live, work, worship, recreate, socialize, and/or serve.

Urban Monks share resources with community members as a means of supporting each other's efforts to help bring healing and transformation amidst injurious and ill-fated incidents that have suddenly created or exacerbated seemingly intractable social conditions.

The following posts were shared last month on the community's web site to enhance the efforts of Urban Monks to help solve social struggles with others.
Urban Monks help each other further develop their efforts to help solve social struggles with others by sharing resources.
The author stresses the importance of both realities: the sacred and the secular, contemporary society and The Church. Jean Danielou states, “there must be a dialogue between prayer and the realization of public policy.”
Submitted by Keith Williams
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Very helpful for people who are struggling, written in non technical language. As a MH Therapist-Pastor I have found this book very helpful. Dr. Brown is a recovering Alcoholic and shares her experience as part of her writing.
Submitted by Ralph Eckardt
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“Their battles are our battles. Their grief is our grief. Their doubts and questions are our doubts and questions.”
Submitted by Sofia Herrera
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The University of Southern California Center for Religion and Civic Culture advances the understanding of religion and society, and supports faith and community leaders in becoming full partners in the work of social change.
Submitted by Grace Dyrness
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A good source for people interested in spiritual direction
Submitted by Greg Richardson
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Urban Monks are encouraged to help build a legacy of spiritual principles, spiritual practices, and vignettes that help right social wrongs which will be promoted by the Society of Urban Monks for years to come.

By Joe Colletti

Humility can become a dynamic force when breaking from a more private notion of spirituality to a more public notion. This humble force cultivates inspiration and influence when one learns not to think less of oneself but think of oneself less. Read More
Lectio Divina
By Joe Colletti

The art of Lectio Divina has evolved into four traditional steps for us today. The first step is reading, the second step is meditation, the third step is prayer, and the fourth step is contemplation. There are two related steps that I have added, however, that invite us to engage in further actions that will change others and ourselves. They are compassion and actionRead More
Give Me a Place to Stand and I will Move the World
By Joe Colletti

Bobby Kennedy quoted the Greek mathematician and engineer Archimedes as follows: “Give me a place to stand,” said Archimedes, “and I will move the world.” When I first read RFK’s quote I said wait a minute, Archimedes said “Give me a place to stand and with a lever I will move the world.” Bobby Kennedy left the words “with a lever” out of the quote. Why? Read More

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