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About Maia Duerr

Maia Duerr is a writer, anthropologist, and activist. She trained at the Upaya Zen Center to serve as a Buddhist Chaplain. Her blog is at the Liberated Life Project.

Articles by Maia Duerr

This week’s editor

Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Can religion be a force for transformation?

Growing up with an abusive father, Ouyporn Khuankaew learned a distorted version of the Buddhist teaching on karma: her mother had done something in a past life to deserve the violence. Now, as a radical feminist lesbian, she teaches activists that Buddhism can be a way to fight oppression

Welcome to the Ministry of Social Transformation

Looking for alternatives to “the denial-laden pseudo-optimistic think-happy-thoughts crap that so often passes for spirituality in numb, consumerist America?” Check out the work of the Protest Chaplains of Occupy who were interviewed by Maia Duerr.

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