The On Being Project

Angie Thurston
Angie Thurston

Angie is creating spiritual formation experiences for the 21st century. She is dedicated to connecting the inner life of spirit to the outer life of action for social change. Convinced that we need each other to become who we're meant to be, Angie supports an emerging field of leaders who are deepening community and combating our modern-day crisis of isolation.

Angie is a Ministry Innovation Fellow at Harvard Divinity School and the co-author of How We Gather and Care of Souls, two reports profiling new forms of social and spiritual connection. Her work has been featured in The New York Times and on NPR.

A graduate of Brown University and Harvard Divinity School, Angie loves helping people come together to co-create something bigger than themselves. She used to do that as a New York City playwright and more recently as co-convener of more than 20 spiritual gatherings across the United States. She is a student of the Urantia Book and hosts bi-weekly study groups in her home. Angie lives in Somerville, MA with her husband Vipin Thekk.

The Radical Art of Learning from Within

At its best learning can also be a spiritual quest. A community of millennials is forging new networks for lifelong learning — that take the soul into account.

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The Radical Art of Learning from Within

How We Gather (Part 4): Becoming Our Aspirational Selves

We spend lifetimes answering that universal (and universally vexing) question: “What am I for?” From patron saints to superhero alter egos, Angie Thurston explores the diverse ways people are discovering, creating, and boldly asserting their own identities.

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How We Gather (Part 3): The Dinner Party

Our culture has a profound discomfort with walking openly through grief. An exploration of the healing power of companionship and openness after loss — embodied in groundbreaking gatherings for millennials longing to heal together.

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