In recent years Alice Walker has come under fire for her continued support of author David Icke's books, which have repeatedly been connected to themes of anti-Semitism. Spirituality & Practice in no way condones the comments of Walker in regard to Icke or anti-Semitism; these comments run in direct contradiction to our mission as a multifaith and interspiritual website.

The complex and sometimes clashing elements of any spiritual teacher's actions can serve as a valuable reminder to consider them critically, understanding that even the most outspoken activists may make mistakes or engage in outright problematic behavior. There is often a shadow even in the actions of those we love and cherish most.

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