SPEAKERS AND FACILITATORS
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
a news and info letter is
available by email to all participants in
ICS programs and other interested persons.
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.
(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
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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