Beyond dogmatic religion
to a more authentic
contemporary faith. . .
Why a Foundation?
Following Marcus’ death on January 21, 2015, there was an outpouring of response: grief, dismay, gratitude, and love. People from around the globe shared emotions, thoughts and reflections about Marcus through social media, letters, and articles.
Following Marcus’ death there was consistent inquiry:
What do we do now? What do we do next?
In response, the founding Board members facilitated a number of gatherings in the U.S. and abroad to ask how best to build on and continue Marcus’ vision. Consensus emerged: establish a Marcus J. Borg Foundation, not to immortalize Marcus but to build upon his insights and understanding as foundation for exploring what it means to be Christian in the 21st century. Our world is ever evolving, increasingly secular and complex, and religiously pluralistic. We feel the urgency to engage the heart of Christianity anew and move beyond dogmatic religion to a more authentic contemporary faith. We will provide programming, events, conversations, and resources to enliven thought, engagement, and practice as we join with others to make the world a better place.
In a late journal entry Marcus reflected on three things he thought were essential to a more authentic contemporary faith: empathy, compassion, and gratitude. The Foundation is committed to these values. We look forward to you joining our efforts.
The Founding Board for the Marcus J. Borg Foundation Inc.
Wade Beavers, J.D.
Marianne Wells Borg, M.Div., Chair
Linda Carpenter, Ph.D.
Stephanie Smith, M.A., Executive Director
We invite you to join us
in moving beyond dogmatic religion
to a more authentic contemporary faith.
Your donation will build on and enhance the work
that Marcus passionately engaged.
The Marcus J. Borg Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation.