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’ work. Consensus emerged: establish a Marcus J. Borg Foundation, not to immortalize Marcus but to acknowledge the importance of his work and provide a place and resource committed to engaging the heart of Christianity to move beyond dogmatic religion to a more authentic contemporary faith.
Therefore, The Marcus J. Borg Foundation, Inc. a non-profit organization, was established. The Foundation will support works and dialogue that transform our world. With the participation and support of a diverse and unfolding community, we will be a resource for generations to come.
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.
In gratitude for the work and dedication of Marcus J. Borg, for his great heart, mind and depth of soul, and in anticipation of our contributions to the healing of the world, we are privileged to be the Founding Board for The Marcus J. Borg Foundation, Inc.
Marianne Wells Borg, M.Div., Chair
Wade Beavers, J.D.
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.