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!
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
Cosmic Mass of the Angels Confirmed for Sophia University - Save the Date for April 6!
The next Cosmic Mass, “Angels Among Us,” has been confirmed for April 6th, as celebrated angelologist Lorna Byrne joins Matthew Fox at Sophia University in Palo Alto.
(…and be sure not to miss Matthew Fox interviewing Lorna Byrne in Grace Cathedral, hosted by Bishop Marc Andrus, on April 7…)
The Cosmic Mass (TCM) is a conscious effort to reinvigorate Western ritual by deconstructing the forms of worship we have inherited from the modern era (such as sitting in benches and being read to, preached at or reading from books including song books).We reconstruct these forms of worship by going back to the pre-modern practice of dance.
Newly restarted in Oakland since the closing of the historic Sweet’s Ballroom, the 2014 series of Cosmic Masses feature a new generation of leaders, including cultural ecologist and educator Skylar Wilson, and dancer-educator Nicole Porcaro, who co-authored the Cosmic Mass manual and training with Matthew Fox.
See Jennifer Listug’s account of her experience at the first Cosmic Mass in Oakland this past December…
See the breathtaking story of the return of The Cosmic Mass to its home in Oakland…
New Year Notes From Matthew Fox…
- Matthew Fox’s year-end commentary on the new Pope’s radical return to Vatican II values, asserting the voice of the faithful over that of the hierarchy…or the moneyed powers.
- Deja Vu: see Matthew Fox’s comments on the lingering legacy of Joseph Ratzinger in the dismissal of peace witness John Dear from the Jesuit Order
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Awarded “Best Spiritual Book” in the category of Justice by Spirituality & Practice
See when Matthew Fox and Adam Bucko will be speaking about Occupy Spirituality in your area: http://www.matthewfox.org/calendar
“A beautiful book with a simple, clear, and profound message for our time.”
“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
author of Legacy of Love and The Forgotten Woman;
President, Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute
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.
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.
A Blanket Giveaway Honoring Matthew Fox
Sundancer Linda Neale gifts Matthew Fox with a Pendleton blanket following his talk at Earth Spirit Council in Portland. Pendletons are used as a modern replacement for the buffalo robes traditionally given as a gesture of deep gratitude and honoring in Lakota tradition.
Did You Miss the First Two Christ Path Seminars?
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!
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 ….
Discover the books of Wisdom Teaching:
- Creatively Maladjusted: The Wisdom Education Movement Manifesto by Theodore Richards
Have You Read Matthew Fox’s Recent Books?
LETTERS TO POPE FRANCIS:
REBUILDING A CHURCH WITH JUSTICE AND COMPASSION
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.
Editors, reporters, bloggers – see the press releases here
- Matthew Fox (hearts) Pope Francis…and is hoping for more
- For Immediate Release: Letters to Pope Francis
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
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.”
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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!