The Mission of The Oasis Journal
Introducing the Oasis Journal
Salaam. May God’s Peace be with you.
We thank you for joining us on this journey to refuge from the desert of the modern world and its destructive economic system. We have allowed ourselves to develop a global economic system that is utterly violent toward ourselves and our world. From the wastefulness and inhumanity of the fashion industry, to the cruelty and pollution of the meat and animal industries -- there remains no oasis for the conscious. At the nexus of this issue lie diverse questions of justice including racial justice, colonial reparations, income inequality, health equity, addressing depression and mental health, safeguarding air and water quality, and the protection of women and girls.
For too long, criticism of modern capitalism has been silenced by the ghost of communism. It is time to come together and imagine a third way, or perhaps return to it.
The vision for The Oasis Journal is broad and ambitious, and deeply reparative. Our hope is that this Journal will go beyond mere words to generate repair both in the internal world of our hearts and the external world of humanity. In the long term, we hope it blossoms into a real community, an Oasis Society, with events, community organizing, and collective, direct action undertaken to advance this mission.
The goals of the Journal are to:
- Point out and analyze the breadth of the unseen destruction caused by this global economic order in all fields of life and all over the world, in its history and its present day.
- Explore alternative communities and histories, philosophies and religious precepts, both premodern and anti-modern both to inspire and expand our minds beyond limited hegemonic thought and to uplift and include those which have been most endangered by the capitalist world order and silenced within it.
- Suggest ideas and encourage reflection. Propose, debate, and develop alternative theories within a space of sacred reimagining.
- Organize action and community around these theories as they develop and actualize in the world.
Welcome to the Oasis.
Sending Love & Light,
The Editorial Board