Diana Butler Bass is an author, speaker, and scholar specializing in American spirituality and culture. She holds a Ph.D. in religious studies from Duke University and is the award-winning author of ten books, including the newly released, Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks; Grounded: Finding God in the World—A Spiritual Revolution; and Christianity After Religion.
She regularly speaks at conferences, consults with religious organizations, leads educational events, and teaches in a variety of venues internationally. Her bylines include The Washington Post, The New York Times Syndicate, and The Huffington Post. She has commented widely on religion, politics, and culture in the media including USA TODAY, Time, Newsweek, CBS, CNN, FOX, PBS, NPR, Sirius XM, and CBC.
OCTOBER 18 (TH)
Make America Grateful Again: Using the Radical Practice of Gratitude to Overcome Oppression
In this lecture Diana Butler Bass, historian, theologian and activist will demonstrate the ways we can move beyond seeing gratitude as a feeling and begin seeing gratitude as a radical practice that is powerful enough to overcome any oppressive structure. Come and see how creating a culture of gratitude can bring more joy, productivity and resilience into your daily work life.
OCTOBER 19 (F)
Grateful: Transforming Leadership Through the Radical Practice of Gratitude
Morning—Gratitude as Radical: How can gratitude make us more effective leaders? Find out how the often misunderstood practice of gratitude can radically change the way we see and interact with the world. If you would like to live a more confident, grounded and abundant life you will learn in this workshop the habits and practices of grateful leaders.
Afternoon—Gratitude as Transformative: How can we use the practice of gratitude to change the world around us? In our afternoon workshop we will learn through historical accounts and modern social science how gratitude is the antidote to even the most powerful obstacle. Learn in community what it takes to make gratitude your own radical and transformative practice.
Location: St. David’s Church is located at 301 E 8th St, Austin, TX 78701. Carpool and ride-sharing encouraged — limited parking available in St. David’s Parking Garage for an additional fee.