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Seeing Nature as a Doctor (Part 2) With Theresa Martella

Seeing Nature as a Doctor (Part 2) With Theresa Martella

How do you feel when you witness the destruction of creation? In this episode, Brian interviews Teresa Martella, an environmental scientist and spiritual ecologist, about the…

Daily Meditations

Transforming Spirit

Transforming Spirit

Father Richard reflects on how the Spirit’s presence can transform our lives and institutions:   Without a conscious living in the flow of the Spirit—through us…

online education

Explore God’s Heart in The Divine Exchange

Featuring Cynthia Bourgeault, this online course guides students in cultivating a daily wisdom rhythm that leads to fuller participation in the sacred relationship between human and Divine. 

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“Life After Doom” Now Available! 

In his brand new book, “Life After Doom,” Brian McLaren invites you to find wisdom and courage for a world falling apart. Pick up your copy today! 

“Contemplation embodies compassion. The more we are transformed in compassion, the more we act with compassion toward others.”


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New! Conversations on Our Shared Divinity

In Season 5 of The Cosmic We podcast, Dr Barbara Holmes hosts leading voices in spirituality to explore our shared responsibility for listening and acting with an open heart. 

“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.”



An Interview with Lerita Coleman Brown on Howard Thurman’s Legacy 

Have you considered how Howard Thurman’s advocacy and theological work impacts today’s modern Christian contemplative movement? In this conversation, Lerita Coleman Brown sits down with Center for Action and Contemplation’s Digital and Print Publications Manager, Mark Longhurst. Brown illuminates Howard

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