Dr. Lanzetta will speak at the Multnomah Friends Meeting House, 4312 SE Stark, Portland, OR, on Sunday, October 11, at 2:30 PM. She will outline the contemplative heart of global spirituality, its relationship to classical stages of faith, and its commitment to a world view based on spiritual integrity and peace toward all beings.
Dr. Beverly Lanzetta's extensive career in studying global spirituality began more than thirty years ago. She receive her Ph.D. in Historical Theology and Contemporary Religious Thought from Fordham University in 1988 and has served as professor of religious studies at Grinnell College, Prescott College, and Villanova University. She is Research Scholar, Feminist Research Institute/Religious Studies at the University of New Mexico.
She is author and editor of six books and founder of four initiativesóDesert Interfaith Church, Interfaith Theological Seminary, Hesychia School for Spiritual Directors, and Schola Divina. Committed to a vision of theological openness and nonviolence, Dr. Lanzetta shares a distinctive spiritual vision that honors the rich heritage of the world's religions and forges new traditions of spiritual wisdom. She lives in Santa Fe, NM.
This lecture is being presented by the Institute for Progressive Spirituality, a non profit outreach founded within the wisdom tradition of Christianity, with a pluralistic heart and an interfaith approach. It creates a safe laboratory for people from many walks of life to come together for purposes of innovation, discovery, imagination, and creativity through the media of the spoken word, the creative arts, and experiential events.
For more information see http://www.instituteprogressivespirituality.org.