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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.

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A pencil sketched image of the Center for Action and Contemplation main building in Albuquerque, New Mexico showcasing an adobe-style home with large Cottonwood trees towering the landscape, with a single large pine tree is seen in the very back.
The Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico

CAC Publishing

What Do We Do With Evil Book On Wooden Surface With Sunlight Dancing On The Cover

The World, the Flesh, & the Devil

In “What Do We Do With Evil?” Richard Rohr invites us to encounter evil with a contemplative, nondual mind and to reflect on how we too are complicit in the social evils pervading our lives.

What’s New

Order, Disorder, Reorder

ONEING is the biannual journal of the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC). The latest edition brings together all five faculty of the CAC to share perspectives on what Richard Rohr calls “order, disorder, reorder” — the repeating universal pattern of transformation and resurrection that connects and solidifies our relationships with everything around us.

“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.”

– Father RICHARD ROHR

Coming Up

CONSPIRE 2021

Discover your place in the emerging contemplative community of people committed to the intentional work of personal transformation, embodied practice, and engaged living. The capstone conference in a seven-year series on Richard Rohr’s alternative orthodoxy takes place Sept. 24 – 26.

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

See you soon

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

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Who We Are

Franciscan Richard Rohr founded the Center for Action and Contemplation in 1987 because he saw a deep need for the integration of both action and contemplation—the two are inseparable. As Father Richard says, the most important word in our Center’s name is neither Action nor Contemplation, but the word and.

Our Teachers

As Richard Rohr enters his last chapter of public life, the Center for Action and Contemplation faces a unique opportunity to build upon the legacy of his five decades of teaching in support of the emerging contemplative renewal within Christianity. 

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