FICS 2017-18 Annual Report

FICS 2017-18 Annual Report

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The Fox Institute welcomes two new Board members

The Fox Institute for Creation Spirituality announces the addition of two members to its Board of Directors and is excited to welcome their wisdom and wealth of experience.

Rabbi Nadya Gross

Rabbi Nadya Gross, is a congregational rabbi, spiritual director and teacher. She and her husband, Rabbi Victor Gross, serve a Jewish Renewal congregation, Pardes Levavot, in Boulder. The congregation shares space, study, occasional worship and good works in the community with Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church. This has been a living laboratory for the practice of Deep Ecumenism – a concept first articulated by Rev. Matthew Fox and developed ...

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Meister Eckhart: A Mystic-Warrior for Our Times

“Once again, Matthew Fox has gifted the collective soul…”

review by Fred Gustafson on Literary Aficionado

Once again, Matthew Fox has gifted the collective soul with his book, Meister Eckhart: A Mystic-Warrior for Our Times. This, his third book on Eckhart, extends the influence of this great historical mystic has had through the centuries up to our present time. Why this was possible is because Eckhart’s spiritual words were and remain so deeply grounded in the soul of the earth and all the creatures that live upon it. Both Fox and Eckhart were of the Dominican life. Both men ...

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Dr. Stuart C. Lord Named Fox Institute for Creation Spirituality’s Interim President

The Board of Directors of the Fox Institute for Creation Spirituality is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Stuart C. Lord as its Interim President. On May 1, 2018, Dr. Lord will assume his leadership post and succeed Founding President Dr. Susan Coppage Evans.

The Fox Institute for Creation Spirituality (FICS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and opened its doors in October 2017. FICS offers doctoral and master’s degrees, certificates, and lifelong learning programs to a diverse population of students. Approved by the Colorado Department of Higher Education to operate as a religious school, the Institute implements ...

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Listening For the Call--Putting Passion to Purpose

By Kip Hubbard


When I was in my thirties, I was called to a ministry that I didn't know existed. The seed of my awakening had germinated when, at the age of ten, I heard the distant thunder of ancient marching drums warming up for our local Memorial Day Parade. That seed sprouted nearly thirty years later, one chilly Friday night following a community dance in Port Townsend, Washington, and took root deep in my soul.


I was a fresh arrival to that remote then-hippy enclave on the Olympic Peninsula, having recently migrated from L.A. Dressed to the nines in a tweed sport coat ...

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Rumi Was Once a Twelve-Year-Old Refugee

The heart-wrenching situation in war-torn countries coupled with the current immigration climate leaves many of us weeping for the loss and displacement of so many innocent civilians, including children. While our hearts lament with the darkest notes, our minds whirl in confusion. We may wonder, how can this be happening?

Syria was once a flourishing center for culture, arts, sciences, spirituality and religion. So was Afghanistan. Now both countries are in ruins.

Rumi’s Roots in Syria

In the thirteenth century, Damascus and Aleppo — both in present-day Syria — were bursting with scholars, Sufis, and seekers escaping the Mongol ...

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Work that is Real

“The pitcher cries for water to carry and a person for work that is real.”

What is MY real work? This is a question that we may (and should) find ourselves asking not just at the end of high school or college when we are entering the work world but many times over our lives and careers. Indeed, our real work may evolve over time as we do and as our culture does. As we and the times change we are called to live into our gifts more specifically and with greater impact. We are invited to “transform work with ...

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The Equality of Compassionate Action

Many have come to celebrate MLK’s birthday as a Day of Service. It is a perfect time to bring people together around a common passion to support, uplift, and unify individuals and communities that have experienced brokenness, separation and despair.

Fortunately, you don’t have to look far to find a way to be of service, whether for the one-day celebration/initiative or in ways that are more long-lasting. The invitation is everywhere to activate one’s heart and to use one’s skills and resources to be of service. The beauty is that we all have different skills ...

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MLK Day Celebration at Fox Institute

Honor Rev. Martin Luther King’s legacy with the Fox Institute at a free community gathering of drums, song and the spoken word. Monday, January 15th, Plymouth Hall, 4:00-6:00 PM. Bring a poem, song, drum or percussion instrument.

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2018 Spring Intensive Flyer

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