How do we as Christians confront the multiple sorrows and disasters of our world? How can we avoid the extreme of activist burn-out, or an escapist pursuit of strictly personal spirituality? How do we find a way to rejoice as well as grieve? Prophetic Spirituality is visionary and yet practical, evades no reality but embraces the possibility of newness. It enables us to live with faith and energy, somewhere between hope and despair.
Rosemary Houghton has a long experience in working with marginalized people. With her husband she founded a community in Scotland for mentally troubled people. This led her to a special interest in base Christian communities in North America. She lives and works in a community known as Wellspring House Inc. in Gloucester, Massachusetts which responds to needs of the homeless. Rosmary Houghton holds six honourary degreees, including a Doctor of Divinity from the University of Notre Dame. She is married with ten children and several foster children. A well-known lecturer and author of several books including "The transformation of Men" (1967), "The Catholic Thing" (1980), "The Passionate God" (1981), "The Re-Creation of Eve" (1985) and "Song in a strange Land" (1990).
A former high school teacher and principal, Nancy Schwuyer was active in the U.S. civil rights movement during the 1960s and 1970s. She played a key role in developing Project Peace, a recreation and tutoring programme for black children in Asheville, North Carolina. She has wide experience in developing and directing parish religious education programmes for children, adolescents, and adults, and mentally and physically handicapped persons. She is also a member of Wellspring House where she supervises seminary and college students involved in field education experiences. She holds and MA in English and continues to work in adult education and retreat programmes.