The author of 8 Habits of Love, Ed Bacon has been a regular guest host on Oprah Winfrey’s Soul Series, on Oprah & Friends Radio, and a guest panelist in the Spirituality 101 segment of The Oprah Winfrey Show’s “Living Your Best Life” series. Ms. Winfrey recently named Ed Bacon a “Soul Teacher” on her “SuperSoul 100” list, a collection of “100 awakened leaders who are using their voices to elevate humanity.
Ed is an Episcopal priest and a national voice on issues of the Oneness of all creation; rethinking Christianity as non-bigoted, science-friendly, and love-based; as well as promoting faith and justice for all regardless of race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation. His energies focus on leadership in anxious times; living a love-based life as opposed to a fear-based life; peacemaking; interfaith and interspiritual relations; and, contemplative practices and their impact on relationships, creativity, and brain functioning. Until his retirement in May 2016 Bacon was the rector of All Saints Church in Pasadena, California. He serves on the board of Pando Populus, an organization promoting the values and preservation of the largest organism on the planet, “Pando,” the one-tree 106 acre quaking aspen forest in Southern Utah. He also serves on the board of Kanuga Camp and Conference Center in the western North Carolina mountains. He also serves as the chair of the Muslim Public Affairs Council Advisory Board.
He blogs regularly on Medium.com about Wholemaking in a tribalized/polarized cultural environment and can be followed there as well as on Facebook and Twitter. The Oprah Winfrey Network has recently chosen his interviews with Ms. Winfrey for the SuperSoul Conversations by Oprah on Apple Podcasts. He and his wife live in Birmingham near their grandchildren.
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