Author and Goddess Spirituality leader Rev. Dr. Karen Tate has been selected to speak and moderate a panel for the prestigious Council for the Parliament of World Religions this October in Salt Lake City, Utah. With the rise of awareness of the Sacred Feminine growing across the globe today as an alternative or counter-balance to our patriarchal culture, it is crucial vital voices such as Tate’s have a place at this remarkable trend setting interfaith conference.
This year the Parliament connects the dots between spirituality, culture and politics with major speakers such as the Dalai Lama, Dr. Karen Armstrong, Rev. Jim Wallis and Dr. Vandana Shiva bringing their global wisdom and practice to the Parliament’s theme, Reclaiming the Heart of Our Humanity. Rev. Dr. Tate and other speakers will address three critical issues facing people across the globe; Climate change and care for creation, income inequality and wasteful consumption and war, violence and hate speech. Rev. Tate will moderate a panel on Friday, October 16 discussing the relevance of sacred feminine liberation thealogy, and she will give her own presentation on Saturday, October 17th, Reawakening Our Earliest Sacred Stories, addressing how pre-patriarchal mythology of the feminine face of god has all along given us a template for a more sustainable future.
Recently bestowed the titles “Wisdom Keeper of the Divine Feminine Movement” (Sagewoman Magazine) and voted “One of the Thirteen Most Influential Women in Goddess Spirituality” (Wood Priestess Blog), Rev. Dr. Karen Tate has hosted her long running radio show, Voices of the Sacred Feminine, considered a treasure trove of wisdom for our time. In the past nine years she has interviewed notable activists, scholars and spiritual leaders. She can be seen in the important film, Femme: Women Healing the World produced by actress Sharon Stone and Emmanuel Itier of Wonderland Entertainment.
Her book titles include: Sacred Places of Goddess: 108 Destinations, Walking An Ancient Path: Rebirthing Goddess on Planet Earth, Goddess Calling: Inspirational Messages & Meditations of Sacred Feminine Liberation Thealogy and she’s edited the anthology, Voices of the Sacred Feminine: Conversations to ReShape Our World, based on her aforementioned radio show. Rev. Dr. Karen Tate teaches the Unitarian Universalist programs, Cakes for the Queen of Heaven and Rise Up and Call Her Name and she also serves the Joseph Campbell Foundation as a Round Table sponsor to foster adult continuing education.
Tate regularly speaks on the topics of women’s empowerment, social justice and sacred feminine liberation thealogy to improve the quality of life for women and men across the globe. She and her husband, Roy, have led spiritual journeys for women and men across five continents and after thirty happy years of marriage still reside in Venice Beach, CA with their two cats, Isis and Xena. You can find out more about Rev. Dr. Tate’s radio show, books, talks, and appearances by visiting her website, www.karentate.com.
The Parliament of the World’s Religions is the oldest, the largest, and the most inclusive gathering of people of all faith and traditions. This year’s event is slated for October 15 – 19, 2015 at the Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. For more information about the 2015 Parliament of the World’s Religions, go to: http://www.parliamentofreligions.org/