Public Appearances


Saturday, November 8, 2014: Disquiet Time: An Evening of Rants and Reflections on the Good Book

American Baptist Seminary of the West

2606 Dwight Way

Berkeley, CA

7 -9 p.m. Panel discussion with Cathleen Falsani, her co-editor Jennifer Grant, and four Bay Area contributing authors to the new book, Disquiet Time: Rants and Reflections on the Good Book by the Skeptical, the Faithful, and a Few Scoundrels.

Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served and books will be for sale. Cash and CC accepted. Authors will sign and inscribe copies at your request.

Learn more HERE.


PAST EVENTS (not exhaustive):

 Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014: The Dude Abides: A Look at Film and Religion

Cordier Auditorium

Manchester University

604 E. College Ave.
North Manchester, IN 46962

>> 7 p.m. lecture/screening followed by Q & A

Friday, July 18, 2014: An Evening With Cathleen Falsani

Courthouse Community United Methodist Church

Virginia Beach, VA

> 7 p.m. Lecture followed by Q&A and book signing


 Saturday April 13, 2013: The Festival of Faith & Music

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Cathleen will be the Saturday keynote speaker at the 6th biennial Festival of Faith & Music at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is scheduled also to lead a workshop on Saturday afternoon.

>> 10 a.m. Keynote Address – “Holding Space: When Music is Grace”

>> 2:30 p.m. Workshop –  “Miss-Labeled: Mumford, Bono, the Pope, and Me”

FFMFor more information about the festival (hey, Andrew Bird is gigging and Chuck Klosterman is speaking, too) and how to order tickets, click HERE.

  • June 21-24, 2012: The Wild Goose Festival

Shakori Hills, North Carolina


Cathleen will be speaking at this year’s Wild Goose Festival outside Durham, N.C. A cousin of the storied Greenbelt Festival in the U.K., the Goose is a four-day festival of “justice, spirituality, music and art” on a farm in rural North Cackalacky.

She’s scheduled to speak twice on Saturday, June 23:

 >> 10 a.m. at the Coffee Barn: “The Thread: Anam Cara”
 >> 3 p.m. at the Return venue:  “Gracespotting: Listening to Your Life
But wait! There’s more!

God Girl’s beloved, Maurice “Crime Boy” Possley, is also speaking at the Goose!

The justice theme of this year’s festival has a “particular focus on the issue of prison, criminal justice reform, and restorative justice, hearing from both survivors of crime who advocate for a more compassionate justice system and exonerated former prisoners; we will offer workshops on forgiveness and revenge, and restorative justice.”

Maurice will be speaking twice on Saturday, June 23:

11 a.m. >> “Innocence and Exonerations,” (a conversation with Theresa Newman and James Coleman, co-directors of The Innocence Project at Duke University.)

3 p.m. >> “Pursing Innocence, Finding Faith

To find out more about Wild Goose and how to purchase tickets to this unique event, click HERE.

King College

1350 King College Road

Bristol, TN 37620

For more information, call 423.652.4156 or visit King College

Andrews University

8525 University Blvd Campus Center

Berrien Springs, MI 49104-0300

For more information call (269) 471-6686 or visit

  • Wednesday, February 2, 2011: 10:30 a.m., Chapel Speaker at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California.

Westmont College

955 La Paz Road

Santa Barbara, CA 93108

For more information call: 805-565-7025 or visit

Dominican University’s Siena Center will present a lecture titled “Finding Sacred Space in Cyberspace” by Cathleen Falsani, award-winning religion columnist and contributing editor at Sojourners Magazine . The lecture will be held Wednesday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Priory Campus Auditorium, 7200 W. Division Street, River Forest.

Falsani will discuss the spiritual nourishment she has received from her involvement with a shared message board on Facebook. She initially signed up for a Facebook account out of curiosity, but after the death of a college friend, 20 fellow alumni joined a common thread on Facebook where they shared their lives, hopes, fears, struggles and joys together. Her story of how this experience enlivened her faith is shared in her latest book, The Thread: Faith, Friendship and Facebook

Dominican University

Priory Campus Auditorium

4200 W. Division Street

River Forest, IL 60305

call (708) 714-9105 or visit for more information




I’ll be speaking about my book Sin Boldly: A Field Guide for Grace and how we encounter God in powerful and surprising ways often in the most unexpected places.

First Presbyterian of Arlington Heights

302 Dutton Road

Arlington Heights, Illinois

For details, call 847-255-5900 or visit First Presbyterian of Arlington Heights