May 10, 2016
Dear Friends in the Diocese of California,
It is with a sense of gratitude and anticipation that I share with you my plans for a sabbatical in 2017.
This summer, July 2016, I will finish the coursework for my PhD in Philosophy and Religion at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Beginning in May 2017, I will be writing my dissertation on the mutual influence on the doctrine of interdependence between the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh in the 1960s.
In the beginning of my sabbatical, I will be using local library resources and working here in the Diocese of California. During the writing phase, we may spend an extended period outside the diocese, immersed in another culture.
I look forward to sharing some possibilities for how you might journey with me in this exploration of a profound topic.
I plan to return to my regular schedule in Fall of 2017, before our Convention.
Marc Handley Andrus
Eighth Bishop of California