What Connects Us-and Why Is It Important?

What Connects Us-and Why Is It Important?
Thursday Evening

A conversation between spiritual theologian Matthew Fox and philosopher of living systems David Korten

Free with conference registration; additional fee for general public

This conversation 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?


Matthew Fox

Matthew Fox

Matthew Fox is a spiritual theologian, an Episcopal priest, and a social activist, who has written thirty-three books. He has been a major contributor to the rediscovery of the pre-modern mystics and prophets Hildegard of Bingen, Thomas Aquinas, and Meister Eckhart. Matthew’s interest in the renewal of education and religion... [Read more]

David Korten

David Korton

David Korten is cofounder and board chair of YES! Magazine, president of the Living Economies Forum, a member of the Club of Rome, and a former Harvard Business School professor. He is the author of numerous books, including Agenda for a New Economy: From Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth, the... [Read more]



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