Courageous Ministry In The Age of Tribalism
Led By: Ed Bacon
October 16- October 19, 2018
Through a rhythm of addresses, guided meditations, ample space for sitting and walking contemplation, and journaling, Ed Bacon will facilitate an examination of the cultural, political, and religious context for ministry today. We have moved from healthy adversarial democracy to a politics of tribalistic polarization and fearmongering. Effective ministry is rooted in the Whole making path of Christ, which heals and is rooted in Thomas Merton’s claim that “We are already one. But we imagine that we are not. And what we have to recover is our original unity. What we have to be is what we are.”
Ed Bacon is an Episcopal priest and a national voice on issues of faith and justice for all regardless of race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. His energies focus on leadership in anxious times; living a love-based life as opposed to a fear-based life; peacemaking; interfaith relations; contemplative practices and their impact on relationships, creativity, and brain functioning; and, articulating the Christian faith in non-bigoted, science-friendly, and inclusive ways. Until his retirement in May 2016 Bacon was the rector of All Saints Church in Pasadena, California. The author of 8 Habits of Love, he has been both a guest and a regular guest host on Oprah Winfrey’s Soul Series on Oprah & Friends Radio, and a guest panelist in the Spirituality 101 segment of The Oprah Winfrey Show’s “Living Your Best Life” series.