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, OSB

UPCOMING EVENTS

Matthew Fox is currently preparing five books for publication in 2018.
Watch for dates and announcements of upcoming events beginning this month.

For more of Matthew Fox's events, see his Calendar

matthew fox's pioneering pedagogy continues...

Matthew Fox's history as a pioneering educator is long and luminous: from his visionary programs at Mundelein College and Holy Names College, to his renowned degree curricula at the University of Creation Spirituality, to his innovative work in the California public school systems, he has framed and reframed a radical pedagogy based on ancient wisdom traditions melded with leading-edge science and spirituality.

And now, he is collaborating with Susan Coppage Evans, D.Min, and a Board of Creation Spirituality leaders to establish the Fox Institute for Creation Spirituality, offering graduate degrees and certificates based on the principles of Creation Spirituality and grounded in the wisdom traditions of faith and science..  To learn more, visit the Fox Institute's website...or see their informational brochure.


Discover Thomas Merton, at Fox Institute and in Tikkun

As Fox Institute hosts Matthew Fox in a four-day intensive on Thomas Merton, April 16-20, Tikkun Magazine releases a new review of his book on Thomas Merton: "Thomas Merton: Creation-Centered Mystic, Poet & Prophet" by Creation Spirituality scholar Charles Burack.

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"Thomas Merton lives on through his profound and inspirational writings. Fox's powerful portrait will inspire readers to play and pray, congregate and contemplate - and create a community of beings bound by compassion, justice, and joy."

~~Charles Burack

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“I promise to be the best lover and defender of the Earth that I can be.”

In the midst of global fire, earthquake and flood - as species are going extinct every day and the shadow of nuclear war looms - the planet doesn't need another church or religion. 

What it needs is a new Order:...a sacred community and movement: 
...A movement of communities welcoming all the peoples of Earth: our varied belief systems (or non-belief systems), genders, races, classes, abilities, and nations.
...A deeply spiritual movement, free of religious institutions and grounded in the Wisdom traditions of both East and West, in leading-edge science and indigenous tradition.
...A radically inclusive Order of mystic activists, uniting our energy and intention in one sacred vow:

“I promise to be the best lover and defender of the Earth that I can be.”

This is the focus of Matthew Fox's latest book and initiative, in collaboration with co-author/co-founders Skylar Wilson and Jenifer Listug. Learn more about it at OrderOfTheSacredEarth.org

Learn how to participate, donate, and receive the book on Generosity.com .

 

Mark Your Calendar for Matthew Fox's newest release

What happens when a Tibetan Buddhist lama and a Christian clergyman sit down to talk? And not just any lama and clergyman, but a renegade Catholic priest silenced by the Church for his progressive and inclusive beliefs and an American-born secular Jew who once embraced Tibetan Buddhism as a student, and now is embraced as a teacher.

These conversations between Lama Tsomo and Matthew Fox over the past years explore the essential principles shared by their traditions―and the differences that distinguish them. The Lotus & the Rose includes three public dialogues between Matthew and Lama Tsomo during weekend workshops at Stanford University, The Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, and The Jung Center in Houston. Also included is a more personal conversation with no audience except each other. And, finally, individual interviews with both of them, revealing more about their own lives and worldview. Also available to the reader are video excerpts from the presentations, conversations, and interviews.

Release Date: September 1, 2018


Four Decades of Pioneering thought...and counting...

Original Blessing. The Coming of the Cosmic Christ. The Pope's War. Occupy Spirituality. And so many more...
Matthew Fox's books have changed lives...exposed Vatican corruption...helped to make history. And with a more than 40-year career as a leading-edge spiritual theologian and educator, he is still going strong. See just a sampling of his more than 30 books.below; for a full listing, and to order, please see the Bookstore. For endorsements and reviews of his books, see Books.

The Cosmic Mass Comes to the Washington National Cathedral!

With a theme of interracial and interfaith healing, and an exuberantly multicultural cast and crew of celebrants, artists, and volunteers, the Washington National Cathedral hosted the Cosmic Mass on February 8, 2018. Matthew Fox and the Rev. Michelle Jordan co-celebrated the liturgy,  with teaching by healing artist Richael Faithful. Michelle Jordan led the music and chants, Melissa Michaels was DJ, and Alessandra Belloni and Navasha Daya offered powerful singing ministry for the offertory and closing. Karen Rugg played Native American flute, and Skylar Wilson played didgeridoo.

Dancing and interacting with the more than 600 participants were giant puppets craftedby Mary Plaster, representing Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Hildegard of Bingen, Frida Kahlo, Rosa Parks, Prince, John Lennon, and David Bowie.

Skylar Wilson and Mariko Pitts co-directed the event with Matthew Fox, and volunteers created four exquisite altars coordinated by Cathedral staff Michelle Dibblee, Kathryn Gaughan, and Cameron Walker.

Photos thanks to the Washington National Cathedral and Mary Plaster

WHAT'S ON MATTHEW FOX'S MIND 


HOSTED BLOGS

Matthew Fox blogs on Progressive Christianity, Tikkun, Huffington Post, and occasionally other platforms. See some of his posts below, and here.

Here are just the latest of Matthew Fox's many lectures, audio interviews,  and video interviews.  

Matthew Fox, Activist Priest

Moral courage and stands of conscience: Tim Ray & Matthew Fox discuss spiritual activism on the UI Radio Show .


"We are in a time of accelerated evolution - Earth needs All hands on deck!"

Matthew Thomas of Diversity Dignified engages Matthew Fox in a passionate conversation on the urgent importance of diversity among people and other species, and the need to move beyond human-centric narcissism, as well as news of the Fox Institute for Creation Spirituality and Matthew Fox's other projects, past and present. 


"Boldly Rambunctious Ideas" on Immense Possibilities

In this challenging and provocative conversation with Jeff Golden of Immense Possibilities, Matthew Fox discusses Creation Spirituality. feminism, the limitations of institutional religion, and the need for enlightened, mystical-prophetic action in our times. 


Click here to see more of Matthew Fox's lectures, audio interviews, and video interviews

From Book to Traveling Exhibition

This inspired series of images  capturing the ancient teachings of the Cosmic Christ was celebrated in a book by Matthew Fox and Bishop Marc Andrus in 2016, and continues to be exhibited in churches and spiritual centers upon invitation.  For more information, click on each image.


Imagine the stations at your site!

From the first conception of this project, we have held the vision that the Stations of the Cosmic Christ would make their way to every church, chapel, and retreat center, expanding the understanding of the faith community from the sufferings of Jesus to the full, rich, complexity of his life, message, and cosmic presence.

There was just one challenge to that vision: the 16 Stations created by artists M. C. Richards and Ullrrich Javier Lemus are 3-dimensional clay tablets...beautiful, original, but also fragile and difficult to transport . Since their unveiling in April 2016, the Stations have been exhibited at a number of sites in California and are slated to be shown in more over the coming year, but long distance travel remained a challenge....

...Until today,  with the creation of beautiful, high-quality replicas:  your Church or Retreat Center or Chapel can now post your own 16 Stations of the Cosmic Christ for a very modest investment! To learn how, click here.

The Next Generation

Matthew Fox's former students have had, and continue to have, a profound and positive impact on the world, in fields ranging from education, to ministry, to sacred art activism, to indigenous rights, and more. They include scientists, community-builders, activists...and martyrs. Just a few of their works are represented below; click the photographs to lear more about each. See our Alumni page for more information....

Matthew Fox holds a doctorate in spirituality from the Institut Catholique de Paris and has authored 32 books on spirituality and contemporary culture that have been translated into 60 languages. Fox has devoted 45 years to developing and teaching the tradition of Creation Spirituality and in doing so has reinvented forms of education and worship.  His work is inclusive of today’s science and world spiritual traditions and has awakened millions to the much neglected earth-based mystical tradition of the West. Among his books are Original Blessing, The Coming of the Cosmic Christ, The Reinvention of Work, A Spirituality Named Compassion and Meister Eckhart: A Mystic-Warrior for Our Times.

Fox founded the University of Creation Spirituality in Oakland, California in 1996 where where he was President and professor until 2005. Now he serves as mentor, spokesperson and professor for Fox Institute for Creation Spirituality in Boulder, Co that was founded by former students. He speaks regularly at professional and community gatherings around the world, and has led a renewal of liturgical forms with "The Cosmic Mass," which mixes dance, techno and live music, DJ, VJ, rap and contemporary art forms with the Western liturgical tradition. He is a recipient of the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award; other recipients have included the Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa and Rosa Parks. In addition to his duties at Fox Institute for Creation Spirituality, he is also a visiting scholar at the Academy for the Love of Learning in Santa Fe, NM. He resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, California.

Learn more....


Dennis Edwards
Executive Assistant to Matthew Fox


MATTHEW FOX LEGACY PROJECT

PO BOX 424533
San Francisco, CA 94142, USA
E-mail: 33dennis@sbcglobal.net

Tel: 510.835.0655
Fax: 415.346.8635


 
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