Speaking

SpeakingMark

I enjoy opportunities to speak in a variety of settings including churches, universities, and community organizations that have interest in exploring the world house vision. Topics include:

  • Education for Social and Ecological Responsibility
  • The Church, Climate Change, and Caring for Creation
  • Climate Justice
  • Food Ethics
  • Medical Ethics
  • Social and Ecological Ethics
  • Higher Education and Service Learning
  • Ethics and Climate Change
  • Higher Education and 21st Century Global Challenges
  • The Ethics and Philosophy of Personalism
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.’s World House Vision

To schedule a presentation with your organization, please contact me at myadavies@gmail.com.

Upcoming Presentations:

Topic TBD – August 20, 2017, Unitarian Universalist Church of Bartlesville, Bartlesville, OK, USA

Topic TBD – September 10, 2017, Unitarian Universalist Church of Lawton, Lawton, OK, USA

Topic TBD – September 17, 2017, Unitarian Universalist Church of Bartlesville, Bartlesville, OK, USA

“Climate Justice” – September 19, 2016, McFarland United Methodist Church, Norman, OK, USA

“Values and Culture” – September 30 – October 14, 2017, Management Development Institute of Singapore, Singapore.

Resilient Communities Workshops with Pat Hoerth, October 28, 2017, Commonwealth Urban Farm, Oklahoma City, OK, USA

Resilient Communities Workshops with Pat Hoerth, November 18, 2017, Commonwealth Urban Farm, Oklahoma City, OK, USA

Resilient Communities Workshops with Pat Hoerth, December2, 2017, Commonwealth Urban Farm, Oklahoma City, OK, USA

Recent Presentations:

“The Church and Climate Justice”  – August 6, 2017, West Los Angeles United Methodist Church, Los Angeles, CA, USA

“Loving Our Enemies” – July 30, 2017, Unitarian Universalist Church of Bartlesville, Bartlesville, OK, USA

“Climate Justice” – July 21-24, 2017, Mission U, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, OK, USA

“Climate Justice” – July 12-16, 2017, Mission U, Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, KY, USA

“That Nothing Be Lost” – June 25, 2017, First Presbyterian Church, Tecumseh, OK, USA

“Travelling Light” – June 18, 2017, First Presbyterian Church, Tecumseh, OK, USA

‘Relational from the Beginning”  – June 11, 2017, First Presbyterian Church, Tecumseh, OK, USA

“Hearing Each Other” – June 4, 2017, First Presbyterian Church, Tecumseh, OK, USA

“Methodist Higher Education Global Ecological Ethics Initiative” – May 27-31, International Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges, and Universities Conference, Puebla, Mexico

“Work for the Common Good” – May 23, 2017, Rosary Catholic School, Oklahoma City, OK, USA

“Love and Resistance” – May 21, 2017, Morning Star Center for Spiritual Living, Norman, OK, USA

UMC Social Principles Writing Team Conveners meeting – May 12-14, 2017, General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church, Washington, D.C., USA.

“Their Eyes Were Opened” – April 30, 2017, First Presbyterian Church, Tecumseh, OK, USA

“Welcoming the Stranger” – April 23, 2017, Unitarian Universalist Church of Bartlesville,  Bartlesville, OK, USA

Who is This?” – April 9, 2017, First Presbyterian Church, Tecumseh, OK, USA

“Beloved Community” – April 2, 2017, Kiva Class, Nichols Hills United Methodist Church, Oklahoma City, OK, USA

Facilitating Let’s Talk About it Oklahoma Book Discussion on Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts, March 27, 2017, Guthrie Public Library, Guthrie, OK, USA

“Beloved Community” – March 26, 2017, Builders Class, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Oklahoma City, OK, USA

“Climate Justice” – March 25, 2017, North Prairie Mini-Mission U, First United Methodist Church, Enid, OK, USA

“The Virtues of Pluralism”  – March 19, 2017, 11:00 a.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Bartlesville,  Bartlesville, OK, USA

“The Legacy of Howard Thurman” – March 19, 2017, 9:30 a.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Bartlesville,  Bartlesville, OK, USA

Holding on to Hope: Building Communities of Resilience and Resistance… In Times Like These– March 16-18, 2017, A Retreat at Saint Francis of the Woods, Coyle, OK, USA

“Loving the World” – March 12, 2017, First Presbyterian Church, Tecumseh, OK, USA

“A Vision for the Beloved Community: Human and Ecological Flourishing in Oklahoma” – Keynote Address – March 6, 2017, Oklahoma Conference of Churches Day at the Legislature, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Oklahoma City, OK, USA

“Choices” – March 5, 2017, First Presbyterian Church, Tecumseh, OK, USA

“Called to Be Neighbors: Interfaith Learning and Cooperation on Methodist Campuses” – Webinar, March 2, 2017, 1:00 pm EST,  Joe Morrow of Interfaith Youth Core will be joined by Amanda Allen of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry and Mark Davies of Oklahoma City University

“Transformative Moments” – February 26, 2017, Cordell and Colony Presbyterian Churches, Cordell and Colony, OK, USA

“Can One Both Love and Resist?” – February 21, 2017, Saint Paul School of Theology @ Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, OK, USA

“Love and Resistance” – February 19, 2017, First Presbyterian Church, Tecumseh, OK, USA

“Love and Resistance” – February 16, 2017, Oklahoma City University Chapel Service, Oklahoma City, OK, USA

“A Change of Heart” – February 12, 2017, First Presbyterian Church, Tecumseh, OK, USA

“Building Communities of Resistance and Resilience” – February 5, 2017, United Church of Norman – UCC, Norman, OK, USA

“Do Justice, Love Kindness, Walk Humbly”  – January 29, 2017, Cheyarha Presbyterian Church, Seminole, OK, USA

“Light in the Darkness” – January 22, 2017, Cheyarha Presbyterian Church, Seminole, OK, USA

“Building Resilient Communities”  –  January 15, 2017, Unitarian Universalist Church of Lawton, Lawton, OK, USA

“Heaven Can Wait” – January 8, 2017, Unitarian Universalist Church of Bartlesville,  Bartlesville, OK, USA

“Resisting Herod”  – January 1, 2017, First Presbyterian Church, Tecumseh, OK, USA

Christmas Eve Communion- December 24, 2016, First Presbyterian Church, Tecumseh, OK, USA

“The Holy Way” – December 11, 2016, First Presbyterian Church, Tecumseh, OK, USA

“Equity for the Meek,” December 4, 2016, First Presbyterian Church, Tecumseh, OK, USA

“Keep Awake” – November 27, 2016, First Presbyterian Church, Tecumseh, OK, USA

“A Climate of Conflict: Barriers to Peace in Our Human and Ecological Communities”– November 17, 2016, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., (Part 2 of a three part series on Peace) Norman Public Library Central, Norman, OK, USA

“A Climate of Conflict” – November 13, 2016, Unitarian Universalist Church of Bartlesville,  Bartlesville, OK, USA

“Let All Creation Sing” – November 6, 2016, First Presbyterian Church, Tecumseh, OK, USA

“Justice and Salvation” – October 30, 2016, First Presbyterian Church, Tecumseh, OK, USA

“Interfaith Strategies for United Methodist Campuses” – October 18, 2016, Plenary Panel at the event: “Called to be Neighbors: A United Methodist Higher Education Convening on Interfaith Cooperation,” Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, OK, USA

“Wearing Out Injustice” – October 16, 2016,  Cheyarha Presbyterian Church, Seminole, OK, USA

“Accepting Limits” – October 9, 2016, Unitarian Universalist Church of Lawton, Lawton, OK, USA

“Accepting Limits” – October 2, 2016, Unitarian Universalist Church of Bartlesville, Bartlesville, OK, USA

“Greening Your Congregation” – October 1, 2016, 43rd Annual Meeting of the Oklahoma United Methodist Women, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Oklahoma City, OK, USA

“Taking Nature Personally: Working Together for Human Flourishing in Our Ecological Community” – September 23, 2016, Oklahoma Blue Thumb Association Conference, Hinton, OK, USA

“Climate Justice and the Mission of the Church” – September 22, 2016, Retired United Methodist Ministers’ Luncheon, Oklahoma City, Ok, USA

“The Ruin of the Poor” – September 18, 2016, First Presbyterian Church, Tecumseh, OK, USA

“A Storm is Coming” – The Season of Creation – 2016: Storm Sunday, September 11, 2016, Mosaic United Methodist Church, Oklahoma City, OK, USA

“Common Education for the Common Good” – September 4, 2016, Unitarian Universalist Church of Bartlesville, Bartlesville, OK, USA

“Strategic Resistance” – August 28, 2016, Unitarian Universalist Church of Lawton, Lawton, OK, USA

“The Restorer of Streets to Live in” – August 21, 2016, Connecting Point Presbyterian Church, Oklahoma City, OK, USA

“Values and Culture” course, August 5-18, 2016, Singapore.

“From Vanity to Beloved Community” – July 31, 2016, National Summer Preaching Series, Marsh Chapel, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA – Broadcast live on WBUR.

Facilitating Let’s Talk About it Oklahoma Book Discussion on Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington by Richard Brookhiser, July 25, 2016, Guthrie Public Library, Guthrie, OK, USA

“Climate Justice” – July 22-25, 2016, Mission U, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City, OK, USA

“Climate Justice” July 14-17, 2016, Mission U, Lindsey Wilson College, Columbia, KY, USA

“Strategic Resistance” – July 10, 2016, Unitarian Universalist Church of Bartlesville, Bartlesville, OK, USA

“Travelling Lightly” – July 3, 2016, First Presbyterian Church, Tecumseh, OK, USA

“Taking up the Mantle” – June 26, 2016, First Presbyterian Church, Tecumseh, OK, USA

“What Possesses Us?” – June 19, 2016, First Presbyterian Church, Tecumseh, OK, USA

Taking Nature Personally: Human Flourishing in Ecological Community” – June 16-18, 2016, A Retreat at Saint Francis of the Woods, Coyle, OK, USA

“The Jesus Movement and the Climate Justice Movement” – June 5, 2016, St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church, Norman OK, USA

“Love for All” – May 29, 2016, First Presbyterian Church, Tecumseh, OK, USA

“A Relational God” -May 22, 2016, First Presbyterian Church, Tecumseh, OK, USA

“Eco-Communitarian Personalism” – May 15, 2016, Unitarian Universalist Church of Bartlesville, Bartlesville, OK, USA

“Being Fully Present” – May 9, 2016, First Presbyterian Church, Tecumseh, OK, USA

“Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid” – April 24, 2016, First Unitarian Church of OKC, Oklahoma City, OK. USA

“The Valley of the Shadow of Death” – April 17, 2016, First Presbyterian Church, Tecumseh, OK, USA

“Social Justice Partnerships” – April 14, 2016, Oklahoma Conference of Churches Benefit Breakfast, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Oklahoma City, OK, USA

“The Cost of Discipleship” – April 10, 2016, First Presbyterian Church, Tecumseh, OK, USA

“Sweeping Down the Plain and Swimmin’ on the Rim of a Hill: The Hope and Promise of Wind and Solar in Oklahoma” – Forum Presentation, March 27, 2016, 10 a.m., First Unitarian Church of OKC, Oklahoma City, OK. USA

“The Wild West: Living Non-Violently in a Violent America” – March 20, 2016, Unitarian Universalist Church of Lawton, Lawton, OK, USA

“The Core Sentiments of Process Philosophy” –  Adult Forum at 9:30 a.m. and “Reweaving the Social Fabric” – Sermon at 11:00 a.m. – March 6, 2016, Unitarian Universalist Church of Bartlesville, Bartlesville, OK, USA

Teaching “Medical Ethics” and “Values and Culture” courses – February 22-March 3, 2016, Singapore

“Choosing Love” – February 14, 2016,  First Presbyterian Church, Tecumseh, OK, USA

“Do Not Fear” – January 31, 2016, 11 a.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Bartlesville, Bartlesville, OK, USA

“What Can the Climate Movement Learn from Martin Luther King, Jr.?” – Forum Presentation, January 31, 2016, 9:30 a.m., Unitarian Universalist Church of Bartlesville, Bartlesville, OK, USA

“Good News” – January 24, 2016, First Presbyterian Church, Pauls Valley, OK, USA

“The Jesus Movement and the Climate Movement” – Sermon, January 17, 2016, Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ, Oklahoma City, OK USA

“What Can the Climate Movement Learn from Martin Luther King, Jr.?” – Forum Presentation, January 17, 2016, Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ, Oklahoma City, OK USA

“Fire and Water” – January 10, 2016, First Presbyterian Church, Pauls Valley, OK, USA

“Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid” – January 3, 2016, Unitarian Universalist Church of Lawton, Lawton, OK, USA

“Looking for Jesus (in all the wrong places)” – December 27, 2015, United Church of Norman – UCC, Norman, OK, USA

Christmas Eve Communion Service, December 24, 2015, First Presbyterian Church, Tecumseh, OK, USA

“Lifting up the Lowly” – December 20, 2015, First Presbyterian Church, Tecumseh, OK, USA

“Repentance as Good News” – December 13, 2015, First Presbyterian Church, Tecumseh, OK, USA

“Prepare the Way” – December 6, 2015, First Presbyterian Church, Tecumseh, OK, USA

“Thanks to Earth” – November 29, 2015, First Unitarian Church of OKC, Oklahoma City, OK, USA

“Not What We Were Expecting” – November 22, 2015, First Presbyterian Church, Pauls Valley, OK, USA

Forum: “The Oklahoma Project: Systemic Approaches to Transforming Oklahoma” – Sermon: “Things My Future Grandchildren Might Say” – November 15, 2015, Unitarian Universalist Church of Bartlesville, Bartlesville, OK, USA

“Relations” – November 8, 2015, First Unitarian Church of OKC, Oklahoma City, OK, USA

“Restoration and Return” – October 25, 2015, First Presbyterian, Duncan, OK, USA

“Connected” – November 1, 2015, First Presbyterian Church, Pauls Valley, OK, USA

“Living in the Movement” – October 11, 2015, Unitarian Universalist Church of Lawton, Lawton, OK, USA

“Systemic Shift” – September 27, 2015, West Wind Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Norman, OK, USA

“Works Born of Wisdom” – September 20, 2015, First Presbyterian Church, Pauls Valley, OK, USA

Forum: “Preparing for the Paris Climate Summit – The Paris Pledge” – Sermon: “The Social Fabric” – September 13, 2015, Unitarian Universalist Church of Bartlesville, Bartlesville, OK, USA

“The Case for Interfaith Cooperation, Service, and Studies at United Methodist Institutions of Higher Education” – September 9, 2015, American University, Washington, DC, USA

“Open Hearts” – August 30, 2015, Cheyarha Presbyterian Church, Seminole, OK, USA

“The Oklahoma Project: Changing Oklahoma, Changing the World” – August 16, 2015, Unitarian Universalist Church of Lawton, Lawton, OK, USA

“Peace and Climate Change” – August 9, 2015, Joy Mennonite Church, Oklahoma City, OK, USA

“Climate of Betrayal” July 19, 2015, West Wind Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Norman, OK, USA

“Our Common Home: Reflections on Pope Francis’ Encyclical Laudato Si” – July 12, 2015, Unitarian Universalist Church of Bartlesville, Bartlesville, OK, USA

“Hometown Prophet” – July 5, 2015, St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church, Broken Arrow, OK, USA

“The Transformation of the World” – July 1, 2015, Mosaic United Methodist Church, Oklahoma City, OK, USA

“The Church, Climate Change, and Caring for Creation” – June 28, 2015, Church of the Open Arms United Church of Christ, Oklahoma City, OK, USA http://www.openarms.org/multimedia-archive/the-church-and-climate-change/

“Servant Leadership” – June 21, 2015, United Methodist Churches of Laverne and Rosston, OK, USA

“Is it Too Late? – June 14, 2015, Unitarian Universalist Church of Lawton, Lawton, OK, USA

“Do We Belong to this World?” – May 17, 2015, St. Paul United Methodist Church, Muskogee, OK, USA

“The Valley of the Shadow of Death” – April 26, 2015, Leland Clegg United Methodist Church, Oklahoma City, OK, USA

“Loving All of Our Neighbors by Loving the Earth” – April 23, 2015, Oklahoma City University Chapel Service, Oklahoma City, OK, USA

“United Methodists Caring for Earth” – April 22, 2015, First United Methodist Church, Yukon, OK, USA

“Religion: What’s it Good for? – Interfaith Perspectives” – April 21, 2015 A Panel Discussion at Cameron Campus Ministries, Lawton, OK USA

“From the Anthropocene to the Ecozoic” – April 12, 2015, Unitarian Universalist Church of Lawton, Lawton, OK, USA

“Shaken: Earthquakes, Climate Change, and Higher Education” – March 27, 2015, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

“Shaken: Earthquakes, Climate Change, and Higher Education” – March 27, 2015, Boston University School of Theology, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

“One World House: Systemic Approaches to Peace, Social Justice, and Ecological Sustainability” – March 26, 2015, Assumption College, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

“Sowing Our Lives as Seeds of Love” – March 22, 2015, Albright United Methodist Church, Ponca City, OK, USA

“An Angry Jesus”- March 8, 2015, Altus Grace and Blair United Methodist Churches, Altus and Blair, OK, USA

“The Church and Climate Change in Oil and Gas Country”  – January 25, 2015, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Tulsa, OK, USA

“The Urgency of Now” – January 25, 2015, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, Tulsa, OK, USA – for the text of the sermon see https://oneworldhouse.net/2015/02/05/the-urgency-of-now-a-sermon-on-climate-change/

“Power” – January 4, 2015, Hunter and Garber United Methodist Churches, Hunter, OK and Garber, OK,  USA

“Embodying Love” – December 21, 2014, Unitarian Universalist Church of Lawton, Lawton, OK, USA

“What Can We Do about Climate Change?” – December 16, 2014, Summit Middle School, Edmond, OK, USA

“Expecting Love” – December 3, 2014, Advent Series at Seiling United Methodist Church, Seiling, OK, USA

“Thankfulness unto Hope” – November 30, 2014, Unitarian Universalist Church of Lawton, Lawton, OK, USA

“Higher Education and Human Flourishing” – October 25, 2014, National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences, Taipei, Taiwan

The fourth annual Oklahoma City University (OCU) – Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) Career Seminar, October 10, 2014, MDIS, Singapore

“Religion: What Is It Good For?” – October 5, 2014, Unitarian Universalist Church of Lawton, Lawton, OK, USA

“Marriage Equality Roundtable” – September 14, 2014, St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church, Norman, Oklahoma, USA

“Our Children” – August 17, 2014, Unitarian Universalist Church of Lawton, Lawton, OK, USA

“Discerning What is Good” – July 27, 2014, South Walpole United Methodist Church, Walpole, MA, USA

“Reaping What We Sow in the Make or Break Century” – July 13, 2014, Grace United Methodist Church, Lynn, MA, USA

“Peace to the Nations” – July 6, 2014, Wilmington United Methodist Church, Wilmington, MA, USA

“Religious Perspectives on Marriage Equality” – March 23, 2014, Guthrie, OK, USA

This link is a video of a sermon I gave at Epworth United Methodist Church titled “Good Samaritans in the Make or Break Century” – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wmg_qOBSirU

This link is the audio of a sermon I delivered at First Unitarian Church in Oklahoma City on October 27, 2013. http://www.1uc.org/publications/sermons-podcasts/sermon/107-one-house-world

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