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The love of God creates in us such a oneing that when it is truly seen, no person can separate themselves from another person. —Julian of Norwich

Established in 2013, ONEING is the biannual journal of the Center for Action and Contemplation. Renowned for its diverse and deep exploration of mysticism and culture, ONEING is grounded in Richard Rohr’s teachings and wisdom lineage. Each issue features a themed collection of thoughtfully curated essays and critical perspectives from spiritual teachers, activists, modern mystics, and prophets of all religions.

Contemplating Anger

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
Contemplating Anger ONEING Vol. 6 No. 1 We are sharing this article from a past issue of ONEING on Anger written by Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) faculty member Dr. Barbara Holmes in hopes that her words will inspire people to step across the boundaries of our comfortable certainties and embrace a communal contemplative… Continue Reading Contemplating Anger

Oneing: Liminal Space

Sunday, April 26, 2020
Explore the Mystery and Transformation of Liminal Space in the new issue of Oneing A liminal or threshold experience can take many forms: a time of birth, a transition from life to death, or even a global pandemic that shuts down the status quo, forcing us into silence and solitude. As Richard Rohr writes in his… Continue Reading Oneing: Liminal Space


Sunday, April 26, 2020
Oneing: Liminal Space Introduction by Richard Rohr I’ve been fascinated by initiation rites for much of my adult life, after witnessing some in Africa and Australia. America is a ritually starved culture, at least when it comes to meaningful rituals beyond blowing out the candles on a birthday cake. True rituals (as opposed to mere… Continue Reading Introduction


Sunday, April 26, 2020
Oneing: Liminal Space Transition By Felicia Murrell Eight days after each of our boys turned thirteen, my husband and I held a rites of passage ceremony for them. Though we are an African-American family— several generations beyond the atrocities of enslavement our ancestors suffered—when I crafted the details of these ceremonies, I did not reach… Continue Reading Transition

Jesus the Lighthouse

Sunday, April 26, 2020
Oneing: Liminal Space Jesus the Lighthouse By Josh Radnor I am Jewish. I also love Jesus. This has not been uncomplicated for me. Jews have a fascinating relationship to Jesus. By “fascinating,” I mean that we act like he never really happened. I’ve always found it odd that there could be a historical figure of… Continue Reading Jesus the Lighthouse

Ephemeral, Birthroot

Sunday, April 26, 2020
Oneing: Liminal Space Ephemeral, Birthroot by Kelsea Habecker Trillium have been used traditionally as uterine stimulants. The feel of dune grass sawing against my bare child feet has circled away like a hawk climbing beyond sight, but I remember the winters: bare branches marking their crooked intentions against a white sky unchanging. The deer out… Continue Reading Ephemeral, Birthroot