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Creation Spirituality & the Black Experience

Workshop Leader: Reverend Dorsey Blake & Matthew Fox

Date: Tuesday Evenings March 30 - April 27, 2004  6pm - 8:30pm

DESCRIPTION: This series explores Creation Spirituality themes in the rich literature of the African American Diaspora. Included in this study are the works of such writers as W.E.B. DuBois, Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, Bell Hooks, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker and others. These works will be examined, as well as art, music, theater, and social commentary, for reflections of African beliefs and the Creation Spirituality tradition.

Presenter: Reverend Dorsey Blake is Pastor at the Church for fellowship of All Peoples in San Fransisco and does extensive work with interfaith groups on justice and peace. He was a personal student of the great African-American theologian and mystic Dr. Howard Thurman, and has served as Director for the Center for Urban Black Studies at Graduate Theological Union and for the Doctor of Ministry program at the University of Creation Spirituality.

Dr. Matthew Fox has devoted his career to unleashing the suppressed mystical and life-affirming tradition within Christianity and other faiths. A visionary activist, Matthew has over 25 years of teaching and lecturing experience and is the author of 25 books, translated into many languages. Popular titles include Original Blessing; The Coming of the Cosmic Christ; The Reinvention of Work; and Creativity: Where the Divine and the Human Meet. Matthew Fox is founder and president of the University of Creation Spirituality in downtown Oakland and Co-chair of Naropa University's Oakland campus

FEE: $175 – To register contact Aileen Donovan, Naropa Oakland, (510) 835-4827, ext. 19 email: or visit our Web site: creationspirituality.org

 CEUs are available for CSWs and MFTs. Provider#: PCE 2546

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