Madawaska Institute for Culture and Religion
A Spirituality for Our Time with Jay McDaniel
June 17 – 19, 2013
On June 17 to June 19 the Madawaska Institute for Culture and Religion will be hosting
Dr. Jay McDaniel. A Spirituality for our Time
He will examine the questions of prayer, ecology, interfaith,
and aesthetic so we can form a spiritually that will ground us
in our faith journey. This will be a follow up to Diana Butler
Bass’s comments of being spiritual and religious where we
will form a spiritual that is religious and grounds our care of
the earth and all who inhabit it.
*Through Buddhism and Christian traditions we will deepen
*Through poetry and jazz we will celebrate the harmonies of
*Through conversations we will add intensity to our
*Taking seriously the complexities of our time we will form a
theology that will sustain us and our actions. We will work
on creating two kinds of harmony: harmony among people
and harmony with the earth.
*We will work on a abridge between cultures that is socially
just, ecologically sustainable, and spiritually satisfying.
Dr. Jay McDaniel brings with him a grounding in Buddhism and Process Theology. He
will also bring his current experience of working with Process Centers in China. He
teaches at Hendrix College as Professor of Religion and Director, Steel Center for the
Study of Religion and Philosophy. His current work includes the development of an
organization called “Ecological Civilization International.”
He says “My aim as a teacher at Hendrix is to help students understand how people live
and think in different parts of the world when they are shaped by religious points of view.
It is also to help students develop “philosophies” and “theologies” of their own in
dialogue with the many religions and also with people who are not interested in religion.
I think of myself as a “constructive theologian” and encourage my students to recognize
that they, too, can be creative thinkers in their own right. Understanding others and
creatively responding to what one learns: these are the guiding ideals of my teaching.”
For more information:
The cost will be $225. It will be located in Burnstown Ont. To register contact George