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Founded in 1987

Richard Rohr founded the Center for Action and Contemplation because he saw a deep need for the integration of both action and contemplation.

The Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico


Four smooth stones stacked on top of one another in front of a lake reflecting a sunset

Begin your journey down the wisdom path

In the “Introductory Wisdom School,” Cynthia Bourgeault blends teaching with contemplative practices to introduce students to spiritual living on an embodied level—aligning the mind, body, and heart.

What’s New

Do I Stay Christian?

Do I Stay Christian? addresses in public the powerful question that surprising numbers of people―including pastors, priests, and other religious leaders―are asking in private. Picking up where Faith After Doubt leaves off, Do I Stay Christian? is not McLaren’s attempt to persuade Christians to dig in their heels or run for the exit. Instead, he combines his own experience with that of thousands of people who have confided in him over the years to help readers make a responsible, honest, ethical decision about their religious identity.

“There is a deep relationship between the inner revolution of prayer and the transformation of social structures and social consciousness. Our hope lies in the fact that meditation is going to change the society that we live in, just as it has changed us.”



Statement from Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM after meeting Pope Francis

ALBUQUERQUE, July 1, 2022: I am full of joy – ecstatic even – reflecting on my meeting with Pope Francis. Our conversation focused on how the rediscovery of the contemplative mind can serve the renewal of Christianity and healing of our world. Sitting across from each other, I shared with him about what God has

“It is being together in our wholeness, with the entire body of Christ, that makes it somehow easier to believe that we are beautiful.”


Out now

Learning How to See, Season 3

Journey to the heart of the Christian experience with CAC faculty Brian McLaren in the third season of Learning How to See. Exploring chapters of his new book Do I Stay Christian? Brian invites fellow mystics, theologists, activists, and friends to help us see how a contemplative mind can help us understand and engage with the Christian faith.

Sketch Drawing of the Bell Tower at the Visitor Center at the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, NM


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Who We Are

The Center for Action and Contemplation is an educational nonprofit that introduces spiritual seekers to the contemplative Christian path of transformation.

Our Teachers

The Center for Action and Contemplation works closely with our expanding faculty who serve as elders, teachers, and spiritual leaders to continue serving and building on Richard Rohr’s founding vision for many years to come.

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