The Wisdom Centre is thrilled to announce that theologian Matthew Fox is coming to Calgary January 17-19, 2020 for a three day event on Mystical Activism, all at St. Laurence Anglican Church (5940 Lakeview Drive SW Calgary).
Friday, January 17 7pm Public Lecture
Awe and Wonder in a Secular World However “secular” our world is becoming, one thing that is not in short demand is Awe and Wonder–especially given the news from science that our universe is two trillion galaxies large and that we are kin with all other beings in the cosmos. What are the implications of the new cosmology to awaken us to a sense of the Sacred which derives from Awe and can inspire new ways of living on the Earth, our common home, that is suffering so deeply today?
Saturday workshop, January 18 (9:30-3:00)
Mystical Activism How do we develop our capacities for activism that comes from a deep place of mysticism and love? How do we awaken and nurture the creativity that invigorates activism and supports activists so they don’t burn out on the one hand or take on the shadow of society such as cynicism or nihilism on the other? Our process together will include practices as well as teachings and interaction
Sunday worship service (10am).
Matthew Fox is a spiritual theologian, an Episcopal/Anglican priest and an activist for gender justice and eco-justice. He has written 37 books that have been translated into other languages over 70 times. Among them are Original Blessing, The Coming of the Cosmic Christ, A Spirituality Named Compassion, The Reinvention of Work, The Hidden Spirituality of Men, Christian Mystics and The Pope’s War. He has contributed much to the rediscovery of Hildegard of Bingen, Meister Eckhart and Thomas Aquinas as pre-modern mystics and prophets. Read more about Matthew here. He is one of the most important theologians of our time and it is a real coup that we have persuaded him to come to Calgary.