The Fierce Urgency of Now

Mark FischlerEthical, Integral Justice Warrior, Leadership, Perspectives, Values, Video, World Affairs, Worldviews


elcome back to Integral Justice Warrior! Watch as Corey and new co-host Mark Fischler kick off a new season of IJW, exploring how the spirit of integral justice moves through us, and how it has moved through some of the most significant justice warriors throughout history.

We also devote some time to exploring our own political compasses, our own biases, and our own efforts to create a space for more integral conversations that is capable of uniting multiple, often incongruous perspectives. How do we reconcile our views with other views that seem to run counter to our own? How do we account for our own political biases and blind spots? How do we dig beneath problematic political views in order to find the deeper values that are animating those views? How do we adapt our abstract political maps to the living territory of political reality, however we find it?

We then move into some audience Q&A’s, where we answer questions about how resilient our justice institutions are in the face of increasing extremism from both sides of the partisan divide, as well as how best to expand and embody our most integral influences and intentions.

Topics include:

0:00 — Introducing Mark
13:39 — What do we mean by “Integral Justice Warrior”?
22:33 — Exemplars of Integral Justice
47:23 — How to have more integral conversations about politics
1:21:35 — Are our justice institutions holding the line against extremism?
1:46:04 — What is our influence?

This was such a wonderful introductory episode and we hope that you enjoy the discussion as much as we did! Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Mark Fischler

About Mark Fischler

Mark Fischler is a Professor of Criminal justice and current program coordinator for the criminal justice and criminology programs at Plymouth State University. Prior to joining the Plymouth State faculty, he practiced law, representing poor criminal defendants for the New Hampshire Public Defender’s Office. Mark has worked extensively with alternative theoretical models in law, constitutional law, and higher education, and has published on integral applications to teaching, being a lawyer, and legal theory. His focus in the classroom is ethics and criminal procedure, and is well respected for a teaching philosophy that emphasizes recognizing the humanity and dignity of each student. Professor Fischler was awarded the outstanding teaching award at his university in 2014. He currently offers a weekly Spiritual Inquiry class through Satya Yoga Studio.

Corey deVos

About Corey deVos

Corey W. deVos is editor and producer of Integral Life. He has worked for Integral Institute/Integal Life since Spring of 2003, and has been a student of integral theory and practice since 1996. Corey is also a professional woodworker, and many of his artworks can be found in his VisionLogix art gallery.