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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


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Online Courses for Spiritual Seekers

Discover the transformational wisdom of the Christian contemplative tradition in one of our online courses. Meet other spiritual seekers, grow your prayer practice, and strengthen your compassionate engagement with the world.

What’s New

A New Issue of ONEING

How do we process the collective struggles of the past few years? It takes a contemplative mind to live and work in relative isolation and not lose hope. In ONEING: Unveiled discover how to transform loneliness and grief into a deeper experience of Divine Love.


“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.”



Staff Favorites from our Online Bookstore

As fellow travelers on the contemplative path, CAC staff recommendations include a mixture of both classic and recent materials including The Meaning of Mary Magdalene, The Naked Now, and Race and the Cosmos.


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



The Evolution of the CAC Podcast Network

A key publication of CAC Publishing is ONEING—CAC’s spiritual journal, which is read by CAC constituents in fifty-five countries. The journal includes numerous well-known authors and intentionally introduces new voices through its varied themes.

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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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