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ICS publishes a quarterly online journal, En Christo: A Journal for a New Christianity, that includes book reviews and commentary relevant to a re-visioning of what it means to be Christian.

En Christo Archive


Peace Memo, a news and info letter is available by email to all participants in ICS programs and other interested persons.

Peace Memo Archive

Our Steering Committee

The Institutes for Christian Spirituality and its various institutes, including World Citizenship Institutes and Peacebuilding Institute of East Tennessee, are the brainchild of Rev. James Foster, our president emeritus and founder.  They grew out of a perceived need for promoting world peace in a time of world chaos and violence as well as the realization that a dynamic personal spirituality is the key to addressing these needs on both the personal and corporate levels.  The ways chosen to do this are the dissemination of information and the promotion of dialogue.  This website is designed to facilitate this process. Jim lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA.




Our secretary, Sandra Foster also lives in Knoxville, Tennessee and is a chaplain at East Tennessee Children's Hospital.  Sandy brings a reasoned, meticulous and compassionate approach to the oversight of the organization and its decision making processes.




Robert Rundle (right) and John Lackey (left) live in Knoxville, Tennessee.  They are co-contributors to the Institute for Spirituality and Global Economics (SAGE), associated with the Peacebuilding Institute

Bob Rundle is retired from a career providing counseling, training, supervision and administration in family counseling and mental health agencies.  He has a Masters in Social Work, done graduate study in history and has taught social work and sociology at Xavier University.  His passion has become the study and illumination of how faith can be part of building a just and moral economy.

John has a BA degree from Elon University and a M.Div. degree from Duke Divinity School.  He has served congregations for forty two years, in North Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee.  The focus of his ministry has been on building a more just and peaceful society and developing congregations as examples of "radical hospitality" (open and affirming of all persons without regard for race, creed, sexual orientation, etc.).
A number of their articles are available on the Global Economics page of this website.

All members of our Board of Directors can be reached using the Contact Us.  Please include the person's name in the body of your request.

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