Hope. Springs. Eternal.

Mar 10, 2023 4:00PM—12:00PM


Rudolf Steiner Cultural Center, 4249 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL

Cost $75

Event Contact Kim Chotzen | Email

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Financial sovereignty and spiritual autonomy are two sides of the one coin. Is or can the Anthroposophical Society in America be seen as an exemplar of this? This event will build on and explore further themes backgrounded by blogs, talks, and other material available here.

Most members will be aware of the financial challenges at the Goetheanum and the related AGM struggles. From Anthroposophy Worldwide, they may also know of the “Many Groups, One Society” project of the Circle of Treasurers, as part of worldwide efforts to increase members’ understanding and support of the Anthroposophical Society both at home and in Dornach.

And yet, how can one get to grips with such, seemingly remote, matters? And are we aware of their root cause in the incomplete, and therefore troubled, realization of the Refounding of the Anthroposophical Society in 1923/4, and its attendant challenges of providing a home for the School of Spiritual Science and resourcing that work, including the provision of physical premises?

Timed as a “launch event” for the website of the same name, the gathering is an opportunity for members in the USA (and more widely) to consider these issues on an in person (i.e. non-hybrid) basis.

With Christopher Houghton Budd, a member since 1972, former treasurer in Ireland, currently linked to Groups of the Anthroposophical Society in Ecuador and Mexico, and member of the Circle of Treasurers working with Groups of the Society around the world.

Supported by the Economics Group of the Anthroposophical Society in America and open to any member of the Anthroposophical Society. Please bring your membership card.

Attendance fee (including refreshments): USD 75

Accommodation and meals will be to participants’ accounts using the many good and varied local eateries. The basic format will be a 25-person seminar in research mode with topics born of the main theme but carried mutually.

Final details are being prepared.

For more information or to register, please contact Kim Chotzen at kc@kimchotzen.com by 3 March 2023