Me / Us / the World
Living Inside God’s Great Story
An interactive online event featuring conference presenters James Finley, Barbara Holmes, Jacqui Lewis, Brian McLaren, Richard Rohr, and Mirabai Starr.
A Global Online Conference
Presented by the Center for Action and Contemplation
Friday, Sept. 24 – Sunday, Sept. 26
God’s Great Story
Without the great stories that free us, we remain trapped in small cultural and private worlds. True transcendence frees us from the tyranny of I Am and the idolatry of We Are. —Richard Rohr
Reality continues to unveil how things like adversity, disruption, and suffering become sources of transformation, greater love, and connection. We cannot think ourselves into a new way of living; rather, we must live ourselves into a new way of thinking.
Discover your place in the emerging contemplative community of people who are committed to the intentional work of personal transformation, embodied practice, and engaged living—the manifesting dynamism of God’s love in the world.
The final CONSPIRE will unite Richard Rohr’s seven themes of alternative orthodoxy in an exploration of the Great Story Line connecting our little lives to the One Great Life.
Our Global Community
Truth sees God, and wisdom contemplates God, and from these two comes a third, a holy and wonderful delight in God, who is love. ―Julian of Norwich
This fall thousands of spiritual seekers from around the world will gather together online for an interactive conference experience featuring presenters James Finley, Barbara Holmes, Jacqui Lewis, Brian McLaren, Richard Rohr, and Mirabai Starr.
Experience the joyful depths of connectedness! Our teachers can only point to the Path; we are the ones who walk it—alongside all known and unknown mystics, saints, and everyday holy people who have come before us—together as One in God’s Great Story.
From out of the Past We Look to the Future
I know Thee by revelation, Oh Thou Mother, Thou Spirit of Wisdom, I was begotten in Thee and brought forth, though I knew Thee not. They that have revelation must live it, that they may see the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Oh, how I love thee, my Mother! —Rebecca Cox Jackson
It is a time of planetary disruption and great change. Institutions, ideologies, and religious rituals feel increasingly out of sync with the experiences of everyday life. Yet even amid uncertainty and confusion, we see the Spirit at work, freeing the transformative wisdom of the Christian contemplative traditions from the storehouses of the past in loving service to the healing of our world.
We stand in the place where opposites come together, awaiting the birth of what is to come—a new genesis, one more beginning in a series of starts trailing backwards in time to the very first day; God’s generous rhythm of life, death, and resurrection moving in and through all things—the very breath and source of the cosmos itself.
Conspirare. Breathe with us.
If written notice of your cancellation is received by the CAC on or before June 15, 2021 (this is a brand new deadline due to COVID-19 postponement) each cancelled registration will be fully refunded to the credit card used to register.
If written notice of your cancellation is received by the CAC on or before August 30, 2021 (formerly April 30, 2020), each cancelled registration will be assessed a cancellation fee of $50, with the remainder refunded to the credit card used for registration.
Unfortunately, we are unable to refund cancellations made after August 30, 2021 (formerly April 30, 2020).