Matthew Fox’s book One River, Many Wells describes “deep ecumenism” as a belief that all religions flow towards one source, and that each can contribute to a vital set of spiritual practices and wisdom for the modern world.
In the introductory chapter, Fox quotes the Dalai Lama who may not yet know that he is promoting the CLEU:
I believe deeply that we must find, all of us together, a new spirituality…. This concept ought to be elaborated alongside the religions, in such a way that all people of good will could adhere to it… a lay spirituality. We ought to promote this concept with the help of scientists.
Fall ’95 Tricycle.
The rest of One River, Many Wells explores ways of relating to creation, divinity, ourselves, and the future from the perspective of deep ecumenism. We highly recommend Mathew Fox’s multicultural collection of spiritual stories and visions, scriptures, and practices for anyone to use as a model for interfaith services of all kinds.