Spirituality Gathering

This daylong event includes worship, keynote presentations and small-group workshops. For many years, persons interested in the field of spirituality have gathered at ESR to share their wisdom, explore new topics, network and experience spiritual renewal.

Conference Keynote AddressKeynote SpeakerYear
Spirituality and Activism2021
The Spiritual Practice of RememberingSummer Cushman2020
Fearless Authenticity: Exploring the Strength within LGBTQ+ SpiritualityBrent Walsh2019
Buddhist and Quaker SpiritualitiesSallie King2018
Words and Realities: Language and the Inward LandscapeBrian Drayton2017
“Justice Lives in Relationship”: The Poetry and Practice of Eco-SpiritualityPhilip Clayton2016
‘Discernment’ As a Way of Life: Seeking The Guidance of The Holy SpiritSr. Meg Funk2015
Harnessing the Power of Three: The Trinity as ‘Skillful Means’Cynthia Bourgeault2014
Christ in Evolution:  Challenges and New DirectionsIlia Delio2013
The Evolution of Faith: A Changing Faith in a Changing WorldPhilip Gulley2012
Leaps and BoundsTevyn East2011
A Spirituality of Caring in the Midst of SufferingDominic O. Vachon2010
Listening to the SpiritDr. Thomas Thangaraj2009
Seeking SimplicityCatherine Whitmire2008
The Healing Power of PrayerJane Vennard2007
Spirituality & EcologyKeith Helmuth2006
Clamor, Cadence, Silence, Song: Listening to the Spiritual Heart of MusicFran McKendree2005
Prayer & Our Bodies2004
Engaging with God in the Arts2003
The Persistent Celtic Vision2002
The Wisdom of Douglas V. Steere2001