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An Important Announcement from The Fox Institute for Creation Spirituality

The Fox Institute for Creation Spirituality will take a pause and restart anew. This difficult decision is effective immediately and is based on the Board’s strategic planning, program assessment, and external review, which were conducted over the last 90 days. This decision was reached in conjunction with key internal and external stakeholders, all of whom have the best interests of this institution at heart. We believe that, in being proactive and taking these measures, we are working to ensure The Fox Institute’s future success in perpetuity. For full announcement, click here.

The Fox Institute for Creation Spirituality is seeking new board members during this pause/restart period. For more information and/or to apply, please email your resume to: contact@foxinstitute-cs.org.


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Bernard Amadei University of Colorado professor and engineer, Bernard Amadei started Engineers Without Borders (EWB) after attending University of Creation Spirituality. EWB now has over 16,000 members. Its first mission was to install water pumps in San Pablo, Belize—and today over 400 projects are in process in 45 countries, and over 225 university and professional chapters exist in the U.S. alone. Dr. Amadei was three classes shy of completing his Doctor of Ministry and plans to complete his degree at FICS.
Diane Wolverton This University of Creation Spirituality Doctor of Ministry graduate and former state director for small business development at University of Wyoming started CSource, which provides resources for the Creation Spirituality movement. She then leveraged her passion for the reinvention of economic systems and cofounded The Local Crowd, a community-based crowdfunding platform that uses technology to ignite the spirit of sharing, caring and trust within rural U.S. communities.
Theodore Richards It was through Theodore Richards’s experiences in Creation Spirituality education that he came to see the power of re-imagining the world and the self through story. While pursuing a PhD at UCS/Wisdom University, he worked directly with Matthew Fox to develop YELLAWE, a program to bring the CS pedagogy to marginalized teens in Oakland. After graduating, Richards took the ideas and practices of YELLAWE and further developed them when he moved to the south side of Chicago, where he founded The Chicago Wisdom Project, a nonprofit that empowers teens to tell their story in order to transform themselves and the world. He has written numerous books that seek to re-imagine his own story and the story of our place in the world.