We offer opportunities for contemplation, dialogue, study, and human flourishing through the provision of ongoing programs and expansive space. While the vision for Grace Farms was inspired by the Christian faith, people of all faiths or no faith are welcome to engage in faith exploration at Grace Farms.
"Grace Farms Foundation’s five initiatives of faith, arts, justice, nature and community, make it possible to practice public theology in a pluralistic age.”
—Dr. Matthew Croasmun, Faith Initiative Director & Associate Research Scholar, Yale Center for Faith and Culture
What does it mean to flourish in our contemporary world? In our welcoming space, individuals and groups are invited to consider what it means to live meaningful, purposeful lives. Related programs, including our Life Worth Living course, adapted from the Yale Center for Faith & Culture, engage the world’s great philosophical and religious traditions to equip participants for the life-long process of discerning the good life.
Grace Farms’ architecture and landscape creates an environment for reflection and contemplation, set apart from the pace of our daily lives, but responsive to the realities of the world around us. Whether over tea in the Pavilion or taking time to discover our nature preserve, these reflective spaces allow visitors to consider our interdependence as individuals and communities.
Space for Reflection
Our reflective spaces allow visitors time to pause within a natural environment rich in social and spiritual potential.
Within Grace Farms' Sanctuary, seven of Olafur Eliasson's Mats for Multidimensional Prayers rest on the stage to inspire contemplation and private reflection.
Grace Farms' library offers a respite for quiet study, with texts focusing on our five initiatives — Justice, Arts, Nature, Community, and Faith.
We have developed programming where conversations can occur across important and enduring lines of difference. By openly engaging one another even, or especially, where we disagree on matters of profound importance, we believe we can get closer to the good life. A conversation with religion journalists Wajahat Ali, The New York Times and CNN contributor, and Michelle Boorstein, reporter for The Washington Post, offered insights on religious discourse and its effect on American culture and faith communities.
Our Faith Initiative Director Dr. Matthew Croasmun
We create programs to inspire hope and provide meaning in our pluralistic society. Journalists Wajahat Ali and Michelle Boorstein discussed how religion is portrayed in the media and how we can contribute to civil discourse.