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Adam Bucko is an activist and spiritual director to many of New York City’s homeless youth. He is creator of HAB, an inter-spiritual “new monastic” fellowship for young people that offers formation in radical spirituality and sacred activism and a co-author of a new groundbreaking book called Occupy Spirituality: A Radical Vision for a New Generation.

Adam grew up in Poland during the totalitarian regime and spent his early years exploring the anarchist youth movement as a force for social and political change. His life-defining experience took place in India, where on his way to a Himalayan hermitage, he met a homeless child who lived on the streets of Delhi. This brief encounter led him to the “Ashram of the Poor” where he began his work with homeless youth. After returning to the US, he worked on the streets of various American cities with young people struggling against homelessness and prostitution. He eventually co-founded the Reciprocity Foundation, an award-winning nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of New York City’s homeless youth.

In addition to his work with homeless youth, Adam is a recipient of several awards and his work has been featured by ABC News, CBS, NBC, New York Daily News, National Catholic Reporter, Ode Magazine, Yoga International Magazine, and Sojourner Magazine.

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