The “December Gathering” of a group of innovative community leaders at Harvard Divinity School in 2016 (photographed from the screen presentation)
The Colorado Steering Committee of Harvard Women’s Studies in Religion Program (WSRP) that always brings inspirational, thought-provoking and fascinating speakers to its coffee meetings, consists of 26 members. Those on hand at Denver Country Club when Harvard Ministry Innovation Fellows Casper ter Kuile and Angie Thurston presented their How We Gather research, included Arlene Hirschfeld,
Susan Noble and Dr. Marie Whiteside.
Harvard Ministry Innovation Fellow Angie Thurston
In 2015, what began as a student-led exploration of how millennials (largest segment of our population) are finding and building a community of meaning and belonging morphed into a groundbreaking study of organizations that are effectively transforming the functions that historically were performed by traditional religious institutions. How We Gather has been called “the most important non-theological text being read in seminaries today” by one seminary president and has been praised by Bishops and the former CEO of Twitter. They map and convene the millennial leaders of spiritual communities at the forefront of religious change – from Crossfit to dinner churches, from Muslim small groups to make spaces, their work illustrates the rapidly changing generational patterns in American Life today. Their work has been featured in The New York Times, Atlantic Magazine and the Boston Globe. For in-depth information: www.howwegather.org.
Animated Casper ter Kuile during his Soul Cycle presentation. Photos by Scottie Taylor Iverson
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