Embracing Radical Inclusivity
The Foundation for Contemporary Theology is an autonomous educational organization. We do not proselytize in any way and we are not affiliated with a denomination, church, synagogue, mosque, or any other religious or secular group. We encourage nominal and skeptical believers of all faiths and of no faith to join us on a journey that embraces and promotes radical inclusivity and comprehensive compassion in working together for the common good.
We have two interrelated goals in accommodating journeys of the past with the present and the future: we shall continue to provide the tools for critical discussion and debate on the transformative theological crisis that American Christianity has been undergoing for more than a century, and we are now exploring religious perspectives on a variety of contemporary issues that speak to our commonality as human beings. Every event is open to the public.
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Faith and Reason.org Challenging Faith To Do Justice:
A 2-day seminar with Sr. Joan Chittister, OSB
Topic: Spirituality, Self and Society
Location: Christ Church Cathedral, 1117 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002
Dates: October 14 and 15, 2016
In Spirituality, Self, & Society, Sr. Joan returns to Houston to deliver three lectures based on her latest book, The Rule of Benedict: A Spirituality for the 21st Century:
Each lecture will be followed by audience conversations and responses by four responders representing Wisdom literature in Judaism, Buddhism, Islam and Christianity.
Wisdom literature from all faith traditions has a central place in establishing common ground, mutual respect, and shared good will - and together, they unlock what it means to lead a well-lived life.
Registration and more information at: http://faithandreason.org/index.php/main/seminar/spirituality-self-society
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You Are Invited To Attend
Town Hall Meetings
THE FOUNDATION FOR CONTEMPORARY THEOLOGY
June 18, 2016
Dear Foundation for Contemporary Theology Supporters:
Please join us at our remaining two Town Hall Meetings for 2016 in September and October where participants engage in meaningful discussion and dialogue about contemporary theological and social issues. There will be small group discussions, questions and answers, and open discussion as a larger group. Meetings are open to all at no charge. If you are someone who is interested in religious and spiritual identity, as well as social change, these meetings are for you!
Wednesday, September 14th from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Parlor at Bellaire United Methodist Church (4417 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, Texas). Topic for discussion to be announced. Free lunch provided.
Thursday, October 27th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Fondren Hall at St. Paul's United Methodist Church (5501 Main Street, Houston, Texas). Topic for discussion to be announced. Light dinner of salads and snacks will be served at the beginning of the meeting (free dinner provided by the Foundation's Board of Directors).
Please RSVP by phone at 713-668-2345 or to Cathy at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is not necessary to RSVP to attend, however, it would be appreciated so that we can get an approximate number for meals.
We hope to see you at our Town Hall Meetings!
Board of Directors,
Foundation for Contemporary Theology