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Transforming Ourselves, Each Other, and the World

The Center for Action and Contemplation’s programs and resources are designed to help deepen prayer practice and strengthen compassionate engagement in the world.

What We Do

Father Richard Rohr’s vision has always been about providing spiritual grounding for a movement of contemplative activists, prophetic leaders, and spiritual seekers. In the tradition of Jesus, St. Francis, and all mystics, the role of the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) is to provide spiritual wisdom and guidance to support both inner and outer transformation.

Our programs and resources will help grow your consciousness, deepen your prayer practice, and strengthen your compassionate engagement with the world.

  • Podcasts: Go deeper with these conversational and practice-based series on the Universal Christ, the mystics, cosmic contemplation, unpacking bias, and radical love.
  • Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditations: Father Richard Rohr helps us create a rhythm of action and contemplation with these free daily email reflections.
  • Online Education: Self-paced, 100% online studies explore Christian mystical wisdom with audio and video recordings, discussion with other participants, and opportunities for personal reflection.
  • Events: Our educational events focus on teaching contemplative practice and compassionate action.
  • Living School: This two-year program a unique opportunity to deepen engagement with your truest selves and with the world.

We also have an Online Bookstore, where you can browse a wide selection of books, videos, and audio recordings from CAC teachers Richard Rohr, James Finley, Barbara Holmes, Brian McLaren, and emeritus faculty Cynthia Bourgeault.

Whether it’s reading the Daily Meditations, listening to a podcast, or working through a self-paced online course—everything the CAC offers is in service to awakening more love in the world.

Learn how you can support our work.

Our Mission

The mission of the CAC is to open the door for a critical mass of spiritual seekers to experience the transformative wisdom of the Christian contemplative tradition and nurture its emergence in service to the healing of our world.

We offer teaching from Father Richard Rohr and our core faculty—Cynthia Bourgeault, James Finley, Barbara Holmes, and Brian McLaren—that is rooted in the Christian contemplative traditions and points to our oneness with God and each other. 

We at the CAC believe this work and the task of nurturing contemplative consciousness in the world is more important now than ever before. As Father Richard teaches, we need a new way of being in the world together that embodies the reality that all life is sacred, precious, and connected. Father Richard believes that only the contemplative mind can bring forward the new consciousness that is needed to awaken a more loving, just, and sustainable world. We at the CAC believe that the wisdom from teachers like Father Richard and our core faculty have a critical role in helping shape it.

Read the Eight Core Principles of the CAC.

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