“There is a movement in this country—and around the world-- of people who want to come together, sharing a common spirituality and acceptance of each other, without fractious politics and structured religions getting in the way,” says Bishop Pearson
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) February 16, 2011
After engaging a standing room only audience and with over 2,500 others around the world tuned in on-line to his first service in January, internationally recognized Bishop Carlton Pearson today announces his February 27th multi-cultural, interfaith GATHERING in Chicago that is expected to draw an even wider audience.
The live stream of the inaugural service in January drew a global audience from Asia, Europe, India, Africa, the Middle East, South America and across North America.
Bishop Pearson, who is known worldwide for his ‘Gospel of Inclusion’, launched his new ministry on Sunday, January 30th, appearing before the community for the first time since his departure from the 6,000 member Christ Universal Temple in late December. There he was preacher to about 2,000 parishioners each Sunday, with live streaming of his services reaching as far as Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia.
“Christianity as we know it is unraveling, with fewer and fewer churchgoers. There is a movement in this country—and around the world-- of people who want to come together, sharing a common spirituality and acceptance of each other, without fractious politics and structured religions getting in the way,” says Bishop Pearson. “Our monthly Gatherings, inclusive of everyone, are an opportunity for all to bridge the culture gap for the first time with this common spirituality. We will worship together knowing that we don’t have to go along to get along.”
The interfaith, multicultural worship service will focus on world unity tied to Bishop Pearson’s ‘Gospel of Inclusion’. Recognized as a voice of reason and moderation in a world of extremes, his ministry is about a spiritual coming together for all humanity; Christians, Jews, Hindus, Muslims, gays, the spiritually unresolved and any other groups which may have been considered “unfit” and unacceptable or have been marginalized.
Bishop Pearson and his wife Gina, a Certified Transformational Coach, will lead the GATHERING, along with other presenters and live music.
The GATHERING will take place on Sunday, February 27th in downtown Chicago from 2:30-4:00 at the Palmer House Hotel. (17 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603)
Those interested in participating can watch the service live by visiting http://www.bishoppearson.com and clicking on the live stream link.
About Bishop Carlton Pearson
Pearson is the author of The Gospel of Inclusion and God is Not a Christian (both published by Simon & Schuster). Once a Fundamentalist Christian and an evangelical megastar with 6,000 people at his weekly Pentecostal Church services in Tulsa, Oklahoma, he was branded a heretic by the Fundamentalist community when, after 35 years of church ministry, he had come to question and reject the Fundamentalist doctrines of an eternal and literal hell. Instead, Pearson turned to preaching the fundamental goodness in all humanity and that God has a place in eternity for people of all faiths and lifestyles.
Pearson recently left Christ Universal Temple in Chicago where he was the interim Sr. Minister for the past two years. He has appeared on CNN, ABC's 2020, Nightline, Dateline NBC and was featured on NPR's This American Life, among other media. Pearson speaks across the country and through his work, has become spiritual advisor to a number of celebrities and business leaders across the country.
For more information on Bishop Pearson, please visit http://www.bishoppearson.com/