Creation Spirituality Communities was created in response to a spiritual vision given to its founder, Susan Coppage Evans, at Chartres Cathedral in the summer of 2005. After months of discernment with Matthew Fox and other Creation Spirituality leaders, nine people were invited to serve on the original Creation Spirituality Communities Board of Directors. It was incorporated through the Revised Colorado Corporate Nonprofit Act in 2008.
By 2005, Creation Spirituality had become a movement involving graduates from the University of Creation Spirituality and the various earlier Creation Spirituality programs at other institution plus many who had heard Matt Fox speak or read his books. Creation Spirituality Communities was created to support this groundswell of commitment to embrace the sacredness of creation and provide opportunities for mutual support among the leaders, musicians, activists, artists, counselors, engineers, chaplains, economists, and others within the movement.
The new board began by offering avenues of communication within the movement through a quarterly newsletter, a monthly leaders’ conference, and an online social site. As the University of Creation Spirituality closed, they began to explore ways to continue Creation Spirituality education through a certificate program and later an ordination program.
Every two years, Creation Spirituality Communities brings the wider community together for a 3-4 day gathering to dance, sing, and grow together, proposing new ways to create a spiritual culture in tune with the paradigms of creation. From these gatherings, the board has developed a small group program, Elder Wisdom InnerViews, and CS Immersion Retreats. Creation Spirituality Communities is continually evolving in response to the needs of our community and the visionary capacities of its members.