The Story of Our Time

25 January 2017
poster of a book cover

Bob Atkinson, a member of the Abbey of Hope Cooperation Circle in Portland, ME, USA, announces the release of his book “The Story of Our Time.” Its message resonates strongly with URI’s work: “Love is the underlying force of evolution. Love is the force that directs the movement of the planets. Love is the primary principle of creation. Love can eliminate all forms of prejudice. Love is the supreme transformative power.”

The book is built upon seven universal spiritual principles of our time, and offers a brief survey of the interfaith movement, from the 1890s to the "Interspiritual Age" (c2000) to the most recent communities of action that are inspiring spiritual activism around the world. 

The Epilogue of the book in particular, "The Global Movement of Our Time: Building A Culture of Oneness," was inspired by Bob’s participation in the Parliament of the World's Religions last year in Salt Lake City, UT, USA, alongside many URI members.