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A Spirituality Named Compassion
Rev. Matthew Fox, PhD

Thursday, October 12, 2023
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. ET


Compassion seems to constitute the center of spiritual traditions around the world. If properly understood, it holds the power to bring all world religions together. For instance: St. Thomas Aquinas said, “Compassion is the fire that Jesus came to set on the earth.” The Dalai Lama said, “We can do away with all religion but we can’t do away with compassion. Compassion is my religion.” Jesus said, “Be you compassionate as your Father in heaven is compassionate.” In the Jewish tradition, compassion is the “secret name for God.” Meister Eckhart said, “Compassion means justice” and, “Compassion is where peace and justice kiss.” During this event, we explore compassion’s many dimensions, including how today’s physics gives us a basis for true compassion.


Rev. Matthew Fox, PhD, author, theologian, and activist priest, has been calling people of spirit and conscience into the Creation Spirituality lineage for more than 50 years. His 40 books, as well as lectures, retreats, and innovative education models have ignited an international movement to awaken people to be mystics and prophets, contemplative activists who honor and defend the earth and work for justice. Seeking to establish a new pedagogy for learning spirituality, Rev. Fox founded the University of Creation Spirituality. His recent projects include Julian of Norwich: Wisdom in at Time of Pandemic — and Beyond; and The Tao of Thomas Aquinas: Fierce Wisdom for Hard Times.


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