9:30 am09:30


Matthew Fox offers the sermon during two Sunday worship services at the Irvine United Church of Christ, speaking on his popular book, Creativity: Where the Divine and Human Meet. 

A workshop follows, from 1-4 p.m.

July 23, 2017 (Sun), 9:30am & 11:00am 

Irvine United Church of Christ, 4915 Alton Parkway Irvine, CA 92604

For more information, call 949.733.0220 or visit www.iucc.org



Oct 20

5 Day Intensive: The Cosmic Christ, Buddha Nature, Image of God - Boulder, CO

Matthew Fox leads the 5-day intensive, "THE COSMIC CHRIST, BUDDHA NATURE, IMAGE OF GOD AND THE ECOLOGICAL IMPERATIVE TO RE-SACRALIZE THE EARTH" at the Fox Institute for Creation Spirituality in Boulder, CO.

Surely a recovery of a sense of the sacred is at the heart of the medicine for confronting dangerous ecological crises that our planet and its peoples are facing at this time. Einstein said that as humanity outgrows religious habits of seeing God in human terms, we need a cosmic religion grounded in conscience. At this crucial time in human and planetary history, we have an opportunity to awaken this truly universal religious sense that acknowledges the sacredness of nature and all life.

In this course we will engage in this creative work by recovering sacred archetypes: the Cosmic Christ of the Christian mystical tradition, the Buddha Nature from Buddhism, and the Image of God from Judaism.

In this class we will explore Buddhist writers like Thich Nhat Hanh; Christian writers including Thomas Merton, Meister Eckhart, Hildegard of Bingen and Mary Oliver; and Rabbi David Seiderman’s work on Jewish ecology. We will reflect together on how humanity today including its various spiritual traditions can build a way of being that allows us to live these words of Thomas Berry: “Ecology is functional cosmology.” We need a new and bigger and more sacred story than extractionist capitalism offers, as Naomi Klein points out, if we are to survive


Nov 17

5-Day Intensive: The Reinvention of Work, Boulder, CO

Matthew Fox leads the 5-day intensive, "The Reinvention of Work," at the Fox Institute for Creation Spirituality in Boulder, CO.

Work is often at the heart of peoples' identity and what they accomplish and give back in their lifetime. Whether it's preparing for work (education), doing our work, or recovering from work, we leave our footprint on history by the work we undertake. Spiritual traditions the world over acknowledge the sacred dimension to a calling or vocation to work and many people search to hear such a calling. Given the many challenges of our time—and with ecological needs at the forefront—how well are we doing? How healthy are our professions at this time in history? Do they create or do they destroy? How can we improve them so that they truly serve future generations and the health of the planet? Our readings and discussions and occasional guests who have reworked their professions will examine these important questions. How do we infiltrate our work worlds with values that inspire sustainability? We will call on teachings from various spiritual traditions for their wisdom on work, its meaning and deeper purposes.


6:00 pm18:00

Dialogue: What Connects Us-and Why Is It Important?

Matthew Fox and philosopher of living systems David Korten discuss "What Connects Us-and Why Is It Important?" at the IONS Conference: The Science of What Connects Us, being held July 20-23 in Oakland, CA

The dialogue takes place Thursday, 7/20 and is free with conference registration; additional fee for general public

Fox and Korten will explore how to translate a spiritual awakening into a societal transformation that is sustainable, respects all creation as sacred, and leaves no one behind. The frontiers of science suggest that matter as a thing-in-itself is an illusion and that only relationships are real. By this reckoning, our understanding of relationship holds the key to understanding reality, the purpose and possibilities of creation, and humanity’s place in creation’s unfolding. We will explore the levels of being human that unite all people and for which a new civilization must make room. What does it look like to be true to our deepest humanity and to be in kinship with all our relations?


7:00 pm19:00


Matthew Fox speaks on Science and Spirituality at the First Parish of Portland Unitarian Universalist church.

A book-signing follows.

June 30, 2017 (Fri), 7:00 p.m.
First Parish Portland Unitarian Universalist, 425 Congress Street, Portland, Maine 04101

For more information, call 207-773-5747 or visit www.firstparishportland.org

To register, see https://www.eventbrite.com/e/matthew-fox-science-spirituality-tickets-35129190354?aff=es2

Jul 1

Conference: The "Wicked Problem" of Climate Change: What is it doing to us and for us? - Star Island, NH

Join Matthew Fox at the 63rd Conference of the Institute on Religion in an Age of Science: 'The "Wicked Problem" of Climate Change: What is it doing to us and for us?'

The Conference is held in partnership with the Parliament of the World's Religions,
June 24 - July 1, 2017, at Star Island off Portsmouth, NH

Climate change is a “wicked problem” with causes and consequences in economic, ecological, ethical, and technological realms. As climate change continues to alter our planet, how can we use this monumental change as an opportunity for societal and spiritual transformation? 

     “Uncertainty and ambiguity emerge here as resources, because they force us to
      confront those things we really want—not safety in some distant and contested
     future, but justice and self-understanding now.”      - Sheila Jananoff

What is the way forward? We must confront climate change as a planetary community. It affects every institution, society, public policy, culture and ecosystem into the foreseeable future. Every possible course of action intertwines with issues of international and intra-societal economic and social justice.  Climate change is a multigenerational, transnational “wicked problem” with no single, simple solution.

oming to terms with what the “wicked problem” of rapid climate change might do for us will take creativity, imagination, and complex interdisciplinary thinking of organizations like IRAS.

For more information, see http://www.iras.org/2017-conference.html

Jun 4

Workshop: The Return of the Sacred Masculine: 10 Archetypes for Women & Men - Rowe, MA

Matthew Fox offers a workshop on The Return of the Sacred Masculine: 10 Archetypes for Women & Men at the Rowe Center n Rowe, MA. 

Much of what passes for masculinity in our culture and religion is anything but sacred. It is toxic, and this toxicity affects not only men but also women in their roles as mothers, sisters, spouses, and human beings. The Goddess has been returning to Western consciousness for decades through the women’s movement, feminist scholarship, and rediscoveries of the Sacred Feminine; now it’s time to resurrect the Sacred Masculine as well, so that the Goddess may have a proper consort. The survival of our species requires this healthier balance between yin and yang, between the feminine and masculine energies that live within each of us.

June 2-4, 2017 (Fri-Sat) Rowe, MA 
Rowe Retreat Center
Weekend Workshop – The Return of the Sacred Masculine: Ten Archetypes for Women and Men


4:30 pm16:30

Lecture: The Struggle for a Return of the Sacred..., Portland, OR

Matthew Fox is a featured speaker on "The Struggle for a Return of the Sacred in the time of a Neo-fascist Resurgence" at the Embrace Festival, being held May 4-6 in Portland, OR.

The EMBRACE Festival features 3 days of Presentations, Ceremony and Ritual Celebration, Dance, Entertainment Live Art, Music and Performance. 

For more information, see https://embracefestival.com/schedule/


9:00 am09:00

Sermon: "Earth Day 2017" - Sacramento, CA

In honor of Earth Day, Matthew Fox, an early and influential exponent of Creation Spirituality, will be preaching at Trinity Cathedral's Sunday services.

There will be a book signing in the Cathedral Book Shop at 10:15am. 

Sunday, April 23,  9 a.m. and 11:15 a.m.
Trinity Cathedral, 2620 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95816

For more information, visit www.trinitycathedral.org

6:30 pm18:30

Interview: "Earth Day Every Day: A Conversation of Art & Spirituality" - Sacramento, CA

The Rev. Dr. Matthew Fox and artist Ullrrich Javier Lemus will be speaking at the Cathedral on Saturday, April 22nd.  The topic will be “Earth Day Every Day:  A Conversation of Art and Spirituality”.  Matthew will interview Javier on his ecologically inspired art pieces entitled “The Green Man”, “The Cosmic Christ”, and “The Black Madonna”.  This beautiful artwork will be hung in the Cathedral for all to enjoy. 

The evening begins at 6:30pm with guest guitarist Alex Chaney, Matthew and Javier at 7:00pm with a reception to follow.  

Donation cost is $15, available through Eventbrite.  Tickets will also be available at the door.

Saturday, April 22, 6:30 p.m.,
Trinity Cathedral, 2620 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95816

For more information, visit www.trinitycathedral.org


7:30 pm19:30

Lecture: The Mystic in Ourselves & Others: Eckhart, Hildegard, Merton - Tacoma WA

Matthew Fox lectures on "The Mystic in Ourselves and Others: Eckhart, Hildegard, Merton." Book-signing follows. This is the introduction to a three-day series of events. 

We are asking people to get to the event on Friday at 7 PM.  Coffee, tea, networking, and bookstore is open

Elks Allenmore Golf & Events Center
2013 South Cedar Street, Tacoma, WA 98405



3:50 pm15:50

Workshop: Walking the Stations of the Cosmic Christ - Claremont CA

Meet Matthew Fox and Ullrrich Javier Lemus at 3:50pm at a reception and book signing, followed by a free workshop, Walking the Stations of the Cosmic Christ. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Claremont School of Theology, 1325 N College Ave, Claremont, CA 91711
Reception/Book signing 3:50 p.m. in the Library Atrium
Workshop 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Claremont School of Theology invites campus and community* to participate in an ancient journey guided by a modern artistic installation, called “Stations of the Cosmic Christ.” The display offers a new experience of an ages-old practice while honoring the common ground of people of diverse faiths and no faith. The 16 clay tablets used in this display – created by artists M.C. Richards and Ullrrich Javier Lemus – first appeared at St. John the Divine Cathedral in New York City and later in San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral. 

For more information call (909) 447-2500

or visit https://cst.edu/event/stations-of-the-cosmic-christ/

Mar 19

Retreat: East Meets West: Cosmic Christ as Eco Christ, Buddha Nature, Deep Ecology - Bangor, PA

Matthew Fox leads us in exploring Buddhist writers like Thich Nhat Hanh and Christian writers from Thomas Merton to Meister Eckhart, Hildegard of Bingen and Mary Oliver and the work of Rabbi David Seiderman on Jewish ecology to awaken the sense of the Sacred Earth for us all.  Practices will include circle dancing and journal/poetry writing and sharing, grieving, chanting, a mini-pilgrimage of the Stations of the Cosmic Christ and more.  Awakening creativity is key.

March 17-19, 2017 (Friday evening through Sunday lunch)
Kirkridge Retreat Center, 2495 Fox Gap Road • Bangor, PA • 18013


A Weekend Retreat: Practices will include circle dancing and journal/poetry writing and sharing, grieving, chanting, a mini-pilgrimage of the Stations of the Cosmic Xst and more. Awakening creativity is key.

Einstein says humanity needs a "cosmic religion" grounded in conscience; Thomas Berry says "ecology is functional cosmology." Therefore, a recovery of the archetype of the Cosmic Christ from the Christian mystical tradition and the Buddha Nature from Buddhism and the Image of God from Judaism are important movements at this time of human and planetary history. As Berry says, "eventually only a sense of the sacred will save us," and these archetypes provide exactly that. We will explore Buddhist writers like Thich Nhat Hanh and Christian writers from Thomas Merton to Meister Eckhart, Hildegard of Bingen and Mary Oliver and the work of Rabbi David Seiderman on Jewish ecology to awaken the sense of the Sacred Earth for us all. 

Register HERE.


Mar 6

Salon: Befriending the Unknown and Embracing Uncertainty: Multi-Faith Perspectives, Berkeley CA

Matthew Fox joins Estelle Frankel, Shaykh Yassir, and Issa Nessim Baba at The Open Faith Salon for a conversation on "Befriending the Unknown and Embracing Uncertainty: Multi-Faith Perspectives"

Sunday, March 5, 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.,
Chocmat HaLev, 
2215 Prince St, Berkeley, CA 94705

For more information call: 510) 704-9687

Since the election, many of us have been in a state of heightened anxiety. So much is unknown and fear is a common response to uncertainty. We humans love to “know” and be able to predict what is going to happen next; in fact, our brains are wired to “fill in the blanks" even if it means filling them in with our most dreaded fears and catastrophic expectations. But there is another possible response—one that draws on the spiritual wisdom and practices of our respective faith traditions.  This gathering will provide an opportunity to explore spiritual wisdom teachings to help us deepen in faith and find the necessary courage and resilience to thrive during these uncertain and unpredictable times.

Speakers:  Rev. Matthew Fox is a spiritual theologian who has written over 33 books on spirituality and culture, and has been consciously reinventing education to make it more possible to teach wisdom and not just knowledge.  Among his recent works are Meister Eckhart: A Mystic-Warrior For our Times; A Way to God: Thomas Merton's Creation Spirituality Journey; Stations of the Cosmic Christ.

Estelle Frankel is a practicing psychotherapist, spiritual advisor and seasoned teacher of Jewish mysticism who blends the healing wisdom and spiritual practices of Kabbalah with depth psychology. She is the author of Sacred Therapy and just released The Wisdom of Not Knowing: Discovering a Life of Wonder by Embracing Uncertainty

Shaykh Yassir Chadly served as imam (spiritual leader) of the Masjid Al Iman mosque in Oakland from 1991-2016 . He has lectured extensively on Islam, Sufism and Religious tolerance and is an adjunct professor at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. 

Issa Nessim Baba will attend and lead Dzikr.

The Open-Faith Salon is dedicated to the memory and legacy of Sheikh Ibrahim Baba Farajaje whose work to build bridges between different faith communities remains an inspiration to all who seek to create peace and understanding through interfaith dialogue.

Apr 19

Exhibit: Stations of the Cosmic Christ - Claremont, CA

Experience the life and message of Jesus from a cosmic perspective at the Claremont School of Theology's free public installation of the Stations of the Cosmic Christ.

Feb 23 – April 19, 2017 Claremont, CA

Claremont School of Theology Library
1325 N College Ave, Claremont, CA 91711

For information call (909) 447-2500
or visit https://cst.edu/event/stations-of-the-cosmic-christ/

11:00 am11:00

Keynote: Altaring the World - Sacred Connections & Sustainable Wisdom- Alameda CA

Matthew Fox keynotes a day-long Creation Spirituality Communities event that will empower spiritual warriors who will work to restore harmony through justice work, activism, and non-violence. We will engage in word, movement, ritual, art, and community-building. 

January 28, 2017(Sat)

Buena Vista United Methodist Church, 2311 Buena Vista Ave, Alameda CA, 94501

9:30am-5:30pm – Altaring the World: Sacred Connections and Sustainable Wisdom

11:00am Keynote Lecture and Book Signing by Matthew Fox

Register by 1/15: $75
Register @ Door: $100
Lunch not included


8:30 am08:30


Matthew Fox speaks on Spirit at the groundbreaking conference "A Moment for Movements: Justice. Commons. Spirit" at Sonoma State University.

November 12, 2016 (Sat), 2:40 p.m. 
Sonoma State University, 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park, CA 94928

The conference runs from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and includes lectures, panels and break-outs on Social Justice. Commons Economy. Spiritual Awakening.


For more information contact momentformovements@gmail.com

7:00 pm19:00


Matthew Fox lectures on "A Spirituality for the 21st Century: Becoming Transformative Agents of Wholeness" at The Caritas Center.

A book-signing follows.

October 28, 2016 (Fri), 7:00 p.m.
The Caritas Center, 5723 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80303




2:00 pm14:00


Matthew Fox speaks on "Science & Spirituality: Together Again" at the Science & Non-Duality Conference, On the Edge of the (Un)known

Book-signing follows

October 23, 2016 (Sun), 2:00 p.m.,  
Hayes Mansion, 200 Edenvale Ave, San Jose, CA 95136

The Conference runs October 16-23; for further information see



9:00 am09:00


Matthew Fox speaks at the Sunday morning worship services at All Saints Episcopal Church, Pasadena.  A reception and book signing takes place between the services.


October 15, 2016 (Sat) 

un 9:00am & 11:15am – Worship services

Sun 10:00am – Rector’s Forum and Book Signing

 All Saints Episcopal Church, 132 N Euclid Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101, Pasadena, CA

(626) 796-1172  


9:00 am09:00


Matthew Fox and artist Ullrrich Javier Lemus offer a workshop on the Stations of the Cosmic Christ at All Saints Cathedral. 

Book Signing follows.

Saturday, October 15, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 pm.
All Saints Episcopal Church, 132 N Euclid Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101, Pasadena, CA

(626) 796-1172 




1:00 pm13:00


Matthew Fox leads a workshop on Creativity at the Unity Center of San Francisco. 

October 2, 2016 (Sun) San Francisco, CA

October 2, 2016 (Sun)
Unity Center of San Francisco
2690 Ocean Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132



10:00 am10:00


Matthew Fox is interviewed by the Rev. Maggie Oman Shannon of the Unity Center of San Francisco. 

Matthew Fox preaches in the worship service that follows. 

October 2, 2016 (Sun)
Unity Center of San Francisco
2690 Ocean Ave, San Francisco, CA 94132

10:00am – Rev. Maggie Oman Shannon interviews Matthew Fox

11:00am - Worship Service 

5:00 pm17:00


Matthew Fox delivers a lecture on "Creating a Culture of Peace" at the First Anniversary and International Day of Peace Celebration, Ashland, OR.

Book signing follows.

September 21, 2016 (Wed), 5:00pm- 8:30pm

Ashland Culture of Peace Commission, 
208 Oak St, Ashland, OR 97520

(541) 482-1271