“A human being is a part of a whole, called by us “universe”, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest… a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
This document was prepared by members of Concerned Catholics of Montana at the request of Janet Hauter, Chairwoman of the American Catholic Council. We have attempted to explore and define a spirituality for the faithful in our day and age.
This is a website from Michael Dowd, renowned auther of “Thank God for Evolution”. Under the “Listen Now” tab you can access interviews with many theologians on the leading edge of faith, including Sister Ilia Delio, Richard Rohr, Michael Morewood and many more. The password to access these recorded interviews is ‘emerge’ (lowercase).