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.”
*Foundations of the Fourth Turning of Hasidism: A Manifesto
From Seed to Blossom: Renewing Judaism
with Victor Gross, Ph.D
August 17 – Septempber 21 – 5:00-7:00pm ET
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An Interfaith Pilgrimage to Israel/Palestine
Join four spiritual leaders who have dedicated their work to building deeply meaningful interfaith relationships on a life-changing two-week trip. You’ll meet inspiring individuals who are building bridges for reconciliation and coexistence, visit holy sites and places of worship where you’ll join together to pray for peace, and experience the natural and human beauty of Israel and Palestine.
Next trip in Fall 2023
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Don’t miss this third interfaith pilgrimage, led by Rabbi Nadya Gross, Rabbi Victor Gross, Rev. Linda Daniels-Block, and Rev. Larry Daniels-Block.
This video from our 2016 trip gives you a feel for the type of experience you can look forward to:
“This 2-week, interfaith trip to Israel, led by Rabbis Nadya and Victor Gross and Lutheran Pastors Linda and Larry Daniels-Block, was a unique and magical adventure – an exploration of the land and heritage of our respective faiths, and an opportunity to reveal something deep within each of us as we discovered the real meaning of shared tradition and deep ecumenism.” —Video by Steve Klaper.