Title of contribution:
Creating the beloved community – spiritual community in an integral world
Where & when:
Friday, 25th May
Project: CREATING THE BELOVED COMMUNITY – SPIRITUAL COMMUNITY IN AN INTEGRAL WORLD
Based on my book, “Creating the Beloved Community,” the interactive presentation/workshop will focus on how to develop greater spiritual integrity in local spiritual communities as a basis for development along the spiral (as in Spiral Dynamics™).
Almost all religious denominations in the developed world are in decline. The issue is not the irrelevance of spirituality as such, rather it is the irrelevance of the models used to present spiritual and religious teachings to modern and postmodern people. This presentation explores the current dynamics and presents approaches which are more likely to be successful in growing spiritual community. These include taking an evolutionary approach to spiritual leadership, teaching spiritual principles from a more modern perspective, and bringing spiritual community into compassion-based engagement with the larger community and the world.
The presentation will engage the audience to participate.
About Jim Lockard:
Dr. Jim Lockard has over 20 years in ministry, including serving on the Board for an International Spiritual Organization.
He has written:
• “CREATING THE BELOVED COMMUNITY: A Handbook for Spiritual Leadership”
• “SACRED THINKING, Awakening to Your Inner Power”
• Chapter author, “Spiritual Guidance Across Religions”, and “INNOVATIVE DEVELOPMENT: Emerging Worldviews and System Change”
Presents internationally at conferences/coach/consultant.