What is Deep Ecumenism?
Meister Eckhart said:
“Divinity is an underground river that no one can stop and no one can dam up.”
There is one underground river-but there are many wells into that river.
“…we would make a grave mistake if we confused the well itself with the flowing waters of the underground river. Many wells, one river. That is Deep Ecumenism.”
— Mathew Fox
Reb Zalman z”l taught that we can and should find nourishment in traditions other than our own. He often reminded us that “you can’t get all your vitamins from one source.” In his last words to us all, published posthumously*, he adjured us to undertake “the more intrepid exploration of deep ecumenism in which one learns about oneself through participatory engagement with another religion or tradition.”
Come back to this page to learn about the Deep Ecumenism programs that Yerusha will be offering. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive announcements of future programs.
*Foundations of the Fourth Turning of Hasidism: A Manifesto