Contemporary Spiritual Voices

This committee (previously known as Distinguished Speaker Program) is funded through special endowments from Harold and Lilojean Frid, as well as a recent bequest from the estate of Richard Allen.  The mandate is to provide an opportunity for religious scholars who are progressive and interfaith to present their recent works to our church and to the local community.  The events of each year’s weekend conference are open to those of all faiths, as well as those who may not attend a religious organization but who pursue their spirituality in thoughtful way.In 2020, the committee will be presenting a weekend with international historical Jesus scholar John Domenic Crossan, who will be with us April 3 – 5th.  His focus will be on his book “The Last Week”, co-written with Marcus Borg.  We are delighted to be involved in preparing this upcoming event.  We will post further details as they become available.Below, please find the list of Speakers we have hosted over the past two decades:

2019 Contemporary Spiritual Voices Cumulative Speaker List (PDF)