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A Spirituality for the 21st Century

The (r)evolutionary Creation Spirituality movement – based in ancient Judeo-Christian tradition, supported by leading-edge science, bearing witness for social, environmental, and gender justice, and voiced most powerfully for this generation by spiritual theologian Matthew Fox – is flourishing in the creative and prophetic spirit of our times!

 “(Matthew Fox’s) creation spirituality
is the spirituality of the future
and his theology of the Cosmic Christ
is the theology of the future.”

Bede Griffiths,
author of The Golden Thread, Christ in India:
Essays Towards a Hindu-Christian Dialogue

The All-New Cosmic Mass Website Is Launched!

Just in time for the April celebration, Friends of Creation Spirituality launched a completely new, bold and beautiful website for the Cosmic Mass. With in-depth content on the history, vision, theology, and community of the Mass, along with dynamic photos and poster designs from past Masses, this new site will be building the local and global TCM community over time. Come and visit at Cosmic Mass-FebTheCosmicMass.com!

        • Find the history and vision that drive The Cosmic Mass (TCM)…
        • Discover the interspiritual, ancient/postmodern theological principles behind the ritual
        • Tap into the spirit of community as the TCM network evolves…
        • Get involved through the self-directed training...
        • See the breathtaking imagery being created for the Cosmic Mass in the “TCM Art” blog posts…
  • Hear the personal stories of planners and participants in the “TCM Voices” blog posts (including angelologist Lorna Byrne’s heartfelt account of the most recent Cosmic Mass, “Angels Among Us,” which was held on April 6.)
  • And find the calendar listing for the next Cosmic Mass, scheduled for May 25, in Oakland, with the theme of “Art and Spirit”…mark the date!

Don’t Miss the Groundbreaking New Book
by Matthew Fox and Adam Bucko…

OCCUPY SPIRITUALITY:
A RADICAL VISION FOR A NEW GENERATION
(SACRED ACTIVISM)

Awarded “Best Spiritual Book” in the category of Justice by Spirituality & Practice

“A beautiful book with a simple, clear, and profound message for our time.”

—David Korten, board chair, YES! Magazine; author of Agenda for a New Economy
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Occupy Spirituality is a powerful, inspiring, and vital call to embodied awareness and enlightened actions. ‘Spiritual democracy,’ as it is called in this book, is necessary … if we are not only to survive as a species on this beautiful, sacred planet, but also to co-create through our conscious, committed actions a world and planet where all beings thrive together. Thank you Matthew Fox and Adam Bucko for such a wonderful book.”

—Julia Butterfly Hill, environmental activist and author of The Legacy of Luna: The Story of a Tree,a Woman, and the Struggle to Save the Redwoods

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“The dialogue between these two visionary men comes as a fresh, exhilarating wind. It swings wide the doors of our minds and reveals what is surely the most heartening phenomenon of our time. Illumined and honored here are the moral clarity and courage of young activists the world over, as they unmask the deadening abuses of an exhausted civilization. Matthew and Adam help us hear these voices and catch the spiritual power moving through them.”

—Joanna Macy, author of Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy

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“Occupy Spirituality brings to the forefront the need for spirituality in our lives and through us in the lives of nations around the world. Materialism and morality, Gandhi said, have an inverse relationship. When one increases the other decreases. The decay in our ‘civilization’ today is caused by material greed. This may just be the blueprint for the survival of humanity. Everyone must read this book.”

—Arun Gandhi,
author of Legacy of Love and The Forgotten Woman;
President, Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute

See more reviews of Occupy Spirituality

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People are talking about Occupy Spirituality

 See Dr. Michael Wayne of The Leading Edge interview Matthew Fox and Adam Bucko about Occupy Spirituality, as part of the Quantum Revolution, here
Hear Zoh Hieronimus of 21st Century Radio interview Matthew Fox and Adam Bucko on Occupy Spirituality…
See the Occupy Spirituality Book Club page on Patheos, with articles, excerpts, interviews and reviews, and more…
See Amanda Hester’s interview with Matthew Fox and Adam Bucko for the Shambhala Times…and the uncut transcript here.

 Matthew Fox on the Web…

In his first interview of 2014, Matthew talks openly about the suppression of the feminine in the Church and what can be done to restore the feminine to her rightful place, he talks about the new Pope and his hopes for change, and how he has sought to explore the experiential side of religion.

See Matthew Fox and Father Roy Bourgeois interviewed on Democracy Now! about Pope Francis’ radical economic message.

Support the Work of Creation Spirituality!

Learn how your small, easy monthly donation can help Matthew Fox and FCS to bring creation-honoring hope and vision to the world!

 Did You Miss the First Two Christ Path Seminars?

Experience Them Now…or Again…by DVD!

To buy the full recordings of the first two historic weekends, featuring the wisdom of Matthew Fox, Andrew Harvey and guest speakers Joanna Macy and Bruce Chilton, order here

And be sure to sign up for the Friends of Creation Spirituality newsletter at right to learn what’s next for the Christ Path message….

 YELLAWE Goes International!

Matthew Fox’s groundbreaking program, Youth and Elders Learning Laboratory for Ancestral Wisdom Education (YELLAWE) has passed another milestone.

After expanding to new schools in the Oakland area, and strongly influencing the Chicago Wisdom Project and New York-based Reciprocity Foundation, it has now crossed U.S. boundaries in the form of a workshop by Rose Elizondo, the Creative Arts director of Matthew Fox’s AWE Project in Oakland, California.

See the article here….
See Rose Elizondo’s story here ….
What is YELLAWE?

Discover the books of Wisdom Teaching:

 Have You Read Matthew Fox’s Recent Books?

 LETTERS TO POPE FRANCIS:
REBUILDING A CHURCH WITH JUSTICE AND COMPASSION

Now Available on Amazon

Writing from the depth of 40 years spent witnessing Vatican corruption and authoritarianism, Matthew Fox offers a series of heartfelt letters to the new pontiff about the great challenges facing the church today. Drawing from the deep spiritual and theological sources that have been suppressed since Vatican II, he implores Pope Francis to restore the sensus fidelium (the sense of the faithful) and reshape a church with justice and compassion.

Download your copy of the flyer…and share it with your favorite bookseller!

Editors, reporters, bloggers – see the press releases here

See the latest reviews here  –

Pope Francis rails against the ‘globalization of indifference’ -  Jason Berry, GlobalPost

…It is unlikely that the handlers around Francis would ever let him get a copy of a book like “Letters to Pope Francis.” But there is an Italian edition forthcoming, and the pope who spends afternoons working the phones by himself to dig up information without a paper trail on how to reform the mess of a Roman Curia is surely a man to make his own decisions on what to read.

It is not a stretch to imagine this Francis nodding at certain passages from Fox, a latter-day Jeremiah with his trumpet wailing at the wall.

See Matthew Fox’s latest letter to Pope Francis in Tikkun: A Religion of Compassion: A Letter to Pope Francis

HILDEGARD OF BINGEN, A SAINT FOR OUR TIMES:
UNLEASHING HER POWER IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Matthew Fox’s newest book honors medieval abbess/author/composer/ artist Hildegard of Bingen – a herald of the Divine Feminine, green prophet, and church reformer, newly named a saint and Doctor of the Church….

To mark Saint Hildegard of Bingen’s canonization, Namaste Publishing offers a special introductory 35% discount — order here!

See the Namaste Publishing Media Resources page, with summary, table of contents & sample chapter

Hear Matthew Fox being interviewed by Namaste Radio
See Sharon Abercrombie’s review in the National Catholic Reporter
See Kathleen D. Clarks’ review in Presence, the International Journal of Spiritual Direction.

THE POPE’S WAR: WHY RATZINGER’S SECRET CRUSADE HAS IMPERILED THE CHURCH AND HOW IT CAN BE SAVED

In a New Paperback Edition of The Pope’s War, Radical Theologian Matthew Fox Reveals Corruption and Renewal for a Church “200 Years Behind the Times”

“The presence of Matthew Fox in our world today is a blessing on many counts: his indefatigable scholarship, his creative response to the needs of our time, his love of life and passion for justice.

All of these are evident in The Pope’s War; but as I reread this clear-eyed report on the plight of the Catholic Church, what strikes me as the greatest gift of all is Matt’s sheer courage in telling the truth.

The book blazes with the necessity and power of truth-speaking. And it shines all the brighter in our current political climate, which grows daily more befogged by deception. We are reminded once again that no healing or redemption can happen unless we dare to open our eyes and see where we are.  “

 ~Joanna Macy, author,
Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in Without Going Crazy

Order here!

See Andrew Harvey’s conversation with Matthew Fox on The Pope’s War here.

 Matthew Fox Provides Expert Media Commentary During and After the Papal Interregnum

After receiving broad media recognition for his long struggle in speaking truth about Vatican power and revealing Papal corruption in The Pope’s War: Why Ratzinger’s Secret Crusade Has Imperiled The Church And How It Can Be Saved, offered in-depth expert interviews giving context for the the shocking resignation of Pope Benedict XVI, and the new pontiff’s historic response to the liberation theology movement and the Argentinian dictatorship, and his membership in the right-wing organization called Communion and Liberation.

His summation? “The corruption the Vatican is in at this time in history is unparalleled, unless you go back to the Borgias of the 16th century. So we’ll see if this guy can really clean house or not. But let’s not put too much of our energy there. Let’s put energy into starting new base communities, a new version of Christianity that really goes back to the Gospels and gets the job done. That’s the real issue.”

See Matthew Fox’s commentaries on the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the election of Pope Francis
See more press coverage of Matthew Fox’s words and work

 Take Part in the Growing Work of Creation Spirituality

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Order Your Own Scroll of the New 95 Theses!

Friends of Creation Spirituality is pleased to announce that we have printed a limited number of replicas of the original scroll posted by Matthew Fox in his historic protests at Wittenberg and Rome!

Beautifully formatted and clearly printed as heavyweight paper posters or canvas scrolls, they’re sized for display in your home or office, dormitory room, church hall or conference center…

…or for nailing at the door of a local cathedral as you join Matthew Fox in your own prophetic protest against religious corruption!

 

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