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See the schedule and event session details for the final CONSPIRE conference (Sep. 24 – 26)

Sept. 24–26


Join thousands of spiritual seekers from across the world for the final CONSPIRE conference, an online global event featuring James Finley, Barbara Holmes, Jacqui Lewis, Brian McLaren, Richard Rohr, and Mirabai Starr. Discover your place among the emerging contemplative movement.

Space is limited to facilitate an intimate contemplative experience in a virtual setting. Registration will close this Friday 9/17 or beforehand if capacity is reached.

CAC Publishing

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Deepen Spiritual Discovery

CAC Publishing offers a selection of works from our faculty that support the path of transformation and inspire loving action in the world.

What’s New

New from Dr. Barbara Holmes: Crisis Contemplation

Acclaimed author and African American mystical scholar Rev. Dr. Barbara Holmes examines community response to crisis as an entry point into contemplative wisdom.


“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.”



CAC’s Financial Philosophy

Early last year, when we first started exploring a few key questions around how the CAC stewards its financial resources, no one could have anticipated that we’d be completing a comprehensive, board-approved financial philosophy by December. Our newly adopted philosophy, which captures Fr. Richard’s theological

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See you soon

Our Visitor Center is temporarily closed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

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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