Monday, January 22, 2007

Rounding Up the New Agers

Now that Carlton Pearson has embraced the "gospel" of inclusion, he is now able to attract a star-studded array of celebrities for his conferences. Coming May 8-12th is his "Inclusion and Sacred Activism Conference 2007." According to Pearson's website, the purpose of the conference is:

  • To expose people to the emerging wisdom of the Inclusive, collect mind
  • To encourage conference attendees to take a stand for progressive thinking and values
  • To galvanize a deeper connection between our spiritual practices and social action
  • To commit to building a global learning community relating to Inclusion Consciousness, Sacred Activism and the Emerging Wisdom Culture in America
  • To "merge intelligence and spirituality-wisdom and worship" for those seeking personal as well as professional transformation and self-actualization

Among the guests:

  • Lauren Artress*, Founder, Veriditas
  • Michael Beckwith, Pastor, Agape International Spiritual Center; Author, 40 Day Mind Fast Soul Feast and A Manifesto of Peace!
  • Marion Wright Edelman, Founder, Children’s Defense Fund
  • Riane Eisler*, Author, The Chalice and the Blade
  • Yvette Flunder, Pastor, City of Refuge, San Francisco
  • Chris Gardner, President and CEO of Gardner Rich & Co; Author, The Pursuit of Happyness
  • Bill Grace, Founder and Senior Affiliate, Center For Ethical Leadership
  • Jane Goodall, Primatologist
  • Andrew Harvey*, Fellow of All Souls College at Oxford University and award-winning author and editor of over 30 books, including The Way of Passion: A Celebration of Rumi, The Direct Path and The Return of the Mother
  • Victor Hutchison, Director, Professor Emeritus, Oklahoma University; Director, Evolution List Serve
  • Robert Kennedy Jr.*, Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Marlin Lavanhar*, Pastor, All Soul's Church, Tulsa
  • Sebastian Lantos, Governor's Hispanic Advisory Council and president of the Coalition of Hispanic Organizations;
  • Michael Lerner*, Director, Tikkun
  • Wilma Mankiller, former Chief, Cherokee Nation
  • Robin Meyers*, Mayflower Church, Oklahoma City; author, Why the Christian Right is Wrong
  • Carolyn Myss*, medical intuitive, teacher and the best-selling author of Anatomy of the Spirit, Why People Don’t Heal and How They Can, Sacred Contracts and Invisible Acts of Power
  • Barack Obama, United States Senator
  • Victor Orta, President, Coalition for the American Dream
  • Carlton Pearson*, Pastor, New Dimensions, Tulsa; author, God is Not a Christian, Is There A Man in the House
  • Carter Phipps*, Senior Editor, What is Enlightenment? Magazine
  • Bruce Prescott, Executive Director, Mainstream Baptists of Oklahoma
  • Paul Ray*, author, The Cultural Creatives
  • Charles Sherman, Rabbi, Temple Israel, Tulsa
  • Sheryl Siddiqui, Director, Tulsa Islamic Society
  • William Sinkford*, President, Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
  • William Tabernay, President, Philips Theological Seminary
  • Iyanla Vanzant, Inspirational Speaker; Author, Tapping the Power Within, Acts of Faith, The Value in the Valley, Faith in the Valley, In the Meantime: Finding Yourself and the Love You Want, and One Day My Soul Just Opened Up: 40 Days and 40 Nights Toward Spiritual Strength
  • Jim Wallace, Founder, Sojourner
  • Marianne Williamson, inspirational speaker and author of nine books, including the bestsellers A Return to Love and Everyday Grace.
  • Jeremiah Wright, Pastor, Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago; Author, From One Brother To Another, What Makes You So Strong?: Sermons of Joy and Strength, and Blow the Trumpet in Zion!: Global Vision and Action for the 21st Century Black Church
  • John Wolfe, Minister Emeritus, All Souls Church, Tulsa
  • Stevie Wonder, musician.
  • Ben Zander*, Conductor, Boston Philharmonic Orchestra
Unfortunately, it looks like his new ministry may thrive after all.


At January 23, 2007 10:47 PM, Blogger Mike Messerli said...

how sad to see where he has ended up. he knew the truth at one time....very sad.

At January 24, 2007 3:55 PM, Blogger The Heresy Hunter said...

From my research, while he taught the truth, he always had problems with the concept of hell. When he was being brought up as a child he says he lived in fear of God - do this, do that, or you will end up in hell. In other words, works-oriented. This, undoubtedly, led to his current beliefs.

At January 26, 2007 5:14 PM, Blogger 318@NICE said...

I like the headset. Makes it easier to use theatrics in ones speech.

At July 21, 2010 10:03 AM, Blogger Texmom said...

I need a source for the list of speakers and attendees. The link doesn't go to this list of names anymore. Can it be found anywhere else? Did Obama attend?


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