About Philip Clayton

Philip Clayton teaches and dreams, writes and leads conferences on vibrant forms of faith that are responsive to the radically transformed and transforming world we live in today. Learn more about Philip at philipclayton.net/about1

CANA Initiative #5- Common Good

CANA(Convening, Advocating, Networking, and Acting) has a group of five major initiatives to spearhead in the next year. These first five areas can be viewed as a bit of the origin story of CANA over the last nine months, but were clearly defined by participants at the CANA kick off meeting in November 2013 at the Washington Cathedral. The fifth initiative is:Common Good InitiativeGoals:Engage in serious dialog and action toward finding new ways for churches and christians to … [Read more...]

CANA Initiative #4- Generous Christianity Ethos

CANA(Convening, Advocating, Networking, and Acting) has a group of four major initiatives to spearhead in the next year. These first four areas can be viewed as a bit of the origin story of CANA over the last nine months, but were clearly defined by participants at the CANA kick off meeting in November 2013 at the Washington Cathedral. The fourth initiative is the:Generous Christianity Ethos InitiativeGoals    Encourage new, expanding, generative and meaningful expressions of Ch … [Read more...]

Initiative #3: College Age Initiative

CANA(Convening, Advocating, Networking, and Acting) has a group of four major initiatives to spearhead in the next year. These first four areas can be viewed as a bit of the origin story of CANA over the last nine months, but were clearly defined by participants at the CANA kick off meeting in November 2013 at the Washington Cathedral. The third initiative is the: College Age Initiative Goals:       Facilitate engagement for college aged persons in Generous Christianity practice and ser … [Read more...]

Initiative #2: Transformative Leaders Training

CANA(Convening, Advocating, Networking, and Acting) has a group of four major initiatives to spearhead in the next year. These first four areas can be viewed as a bit of the origin story of CANA over the last nine months, but were clearly defined by participants at the CANA kick off meeting in November 2013 at the Washington Cathedral. The second initiative is the: Transformative Leaders Training Initiative GoalsConnect with and inspire new generation of leaders Generate a … [Read more...]

CANA Initiative #1

CANA (Convening, Advocating, Networking, and Acting) has a group of four major initiatives to spearhead in the next year. These first four areas can be viewed as a bit of the origin story of CANA over the last nine months, but were clearly defined by participants at the CANA kick off meeting in November 2013 at the Washington Cathedral. The first of the four is the: Vital Spirituality Initiative ·Articulate a robust Generous Christian ethos that integrates spiritual vibrancy, theological … [Read more...]

A Generous Orthodoxy: Voices from the CANA Initiative

Justice for all

“If you have a new world, you need a new church. You have a new world.” (Brian McLaren, The Church on the Other Side)Many years ago I sent an essay on the crisis in the church to the Editor of Christian Century. He returned it with the comment, “That Christianity faces overwhelming challenges today is not news. We’re interested in solutions.”This blog series is about the solutions. Too many, from top denominational leaders to people in the pews, still seem paralyzed by the problems. Fixat … [Read more...]


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