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Things That Matter: Eco-Spirituality – Part 1

The intersection of faith and climate justice

 

Climate change is likely the most pressing issue of our time and religion is not silent on the issue! Join scholars Matthew Fox and Thomas G. Hermans-Webster for this month’s “Things that Matter” discussion on eco-spirituality – the intersection of faith and climate justice.  Available on our Facebook Page or YouTube Channel  on Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 2:00 p.m. PST.

 

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Dr. Matthew Fox is a spiritual theologian, an Episcopal priest and an activist for gender justice and eco-justice.  As a spiritual theologian he has written 39 books that have been translated into over 60 languages. Among them are Original Blessing, The Coming of the Cosmic Christ, A Spirituality Named Compassion, The Reinvention of Work, The Hidden Spirituality of Men, Christian Mystics and The Pope’s War. He has contributed much to the rediscovery of Hildegard of Bingen, Meister Eckhart and Thomas Aquinas as pre-modern mystics and prophets. Fox holds a doctorate in the history and theology of spirituality from the Institut Catholique de Paris. The founder of the University of Creation Spirituality in California, he conducts dozens of workshops each year and is a visiting scholar at the Academy for the Love of Learning.

In joining the Episcopal Church over 20 years ago, Fox has been working with young people to reinvent forms of worship by bringing elements of rave such as dance, dj, vj and more into the Western Liturgy.  The Cosmic Mass has been celebrated over 100 times and in dozens of cities in North America. 

Fox is recipient of the Abbey Courage of Conscience Peace Award, the Ghandi King Ikeda Award, the Tikkun National Ethics Award and other awards.

His latest books are Matthew Fox: Essential Writings on Creation Spirituality; Julian of Norwich: Wisdom in a Time of Pandemic—And Beyond; and The Tao of Thomas Aquinas: Fierce Wisdom for Hard Times.

Rev. Dr. Tom Hermans-Webster is the son of Alabama Methodists whose experience of Christianity has led him to ordination and ministry in theological education. He earned his PhD from Boston University School of Theology, where he developed a process theology of Holy Communion in a sacramental ecotheology from Norman Pittenger, Theodore Walker, Jr., Monica Coleman, Karen Baker-Fletcher, Mary Elizabeth Moore, and others. Currently, he serves as the Acquiring Editor at Orbis Books in Maryknoll, New York. This October, his chapter “The Dystopic Relations of Interstellar: A Response from Christian Ecotheology” will be published in the book Theology, Religion, and Dystopia, a volume of the Theology, Religion, and Pop Culture series at Fortress Academic.

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