Sprouts: Thomas Merton's Creation Spirituality Journey by pacificanetwork published on 2016-11-23T20:16:32Z Host John Shuck speaks with theologian/activist Matthew Fox, author of 30 books who was silenced by the Vatican for his views. In his latest book, 'A Way to God: Thomas Merton's Creation Spirituality Journey' (2016), Fox describes Merton's conversion away from the dualistic, patriarchal "Fall / Redemption" Christianity to a faith informed by concepts of "original blessing", eastern religion, and the works of Master Eickhart. Fox discusses the roles of science in understanding Creation, of anger in transformative spirituality and the sacred in activism, referring to both the Civil Rights Movement and the present-day struggle at Standing Rock. In the beginning of the show, Fox provides evidence that Merton was assassinated by the CIA. Notes: For broadcast Thursday, November 24, 2016. The Beloved Community is produced monthly at KBOO in Portland by John Shuck. The focus of the show is resources for activism. John also produces a weekly 29 minute program, Progressive Spirit with the focus on spirituality and social justice. Sprouts is a weekly program that features local radio production and stories from many radio stations and local media groups around the world. It is produced in collaboration with community radio stations and independent producers across the country. The program is coordinated and distributed by Pacifica Radio and offered free of charge to all radio stations. For information, or if you would like to feature your work on Sprouts, contact Ursula Ruedenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.