Welcome. We are a community engaging the intellectual and spiritual legacy of James Luther Adams in the great issues of our age — continuing his commitment to “taking time seriously.”

The faith of a church or of a nation is an adequate faith only when it inspires and enables people to give of their time and energy to shape the various institutions — social, economic, and political — of the common life.”

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Who was James Luther Adams and why is he important for those who care about the fate of liberalism—liberal religion and liberal democracy alike—in this age of anxiety?  For an answer there is no better place to begin than Adams’s own dialogues at a gathering of the Collegium Association, at Craigville, Massachusetts, in 1986.  We
Peter Iver Kaufman: IF MEMORY SERVES “David doesn’t email,” Kim Beach emailed me. I had hoped to offer David Parke a partnership: he would respond to the Dialog prompt about JLA, and I would append my getting to know him through David’s admiration many years ago. That won’t be possible–at least the first part–but i
The 2020 Forum has been rescheduled to 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. New Date and Location: Friday, April 23, 2021, 3-5 p.m.  Minor Hall 110, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia The Forum was postponed from the previously announced date in November, 2020. The above date is the new date, due to the Covid 19
Fathers’ Day, June 21, 2020 With deep sadness we mark the death of the Reverend Dr. David Boynton Parke, on June 6, 2020.  He fell while walking to the nearby home of his daughter, Robin, in Boston, Massachusetts, and died from his head injury a few days later.  David had a long career in parish

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