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The Future of Christianity

A Virtual Summit presented by the Center for Action and Contemplation 

August 23 from 10:00am – 2:00pm PT 

Event Information

“The only way I can stay Christian is to do so as part of a creative movement forging a new kind of Christianity…” —Brian McLaren, author of Do I Stay Christian? 

We live in a time of widespread uncertainty about the future of Christianity. If you have ever felt conflicted about the religion’s history of violence, prejudice, and domination — know that you are not alone

Considering the unprecedented crises our world faces, we urgently need to find a new way of being in the world together that bridges difference and embodies the reality of all life as sacred and connected. 

In that spirit, the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) invites you to join us for a virtual discussion on the current state and future of the Christian religion, featuring CAC faculty members Brian McLaren (author of Do I Stay Christian? and host of Learning How to See), Barbara Holmes (author of Crisis Contemplation and host of Cosmic We), James Finley (author of The Contemplative Heart and host of Turning to the Mystics), and Richard Rohr (author of The Universal Christ and host of Another Name for Every Thing). 

The Future of Christianity: A Virtual Summit will take place on Tuesday, August 23 from 10:00am – 2:00pm PT (1:00–5:00pm ET; 5:00–9:00pm GMT). 

  • Opening Practice 
  • Panel Discussion: Part One 
  • Panel Discussion: Part Two 
  • Do I Stay Christian? Q&R with Brian McLaren 

Our Responsibility to the Future

The work of nurturing contemplative consciousness in the world is more important now than ever. By introducing seekers to the Christian path of transformation, we believe that the CAC can become a catalyzing force for change of consciousness within Christianity and each of our communities.  

This work invites each of us to play a part — a whole body, a whole community, a whole movement of people grounded in shared vision, values, and an experiential knowing of God’s presence in our life showing up in the world together.  

We believe that finances should not be a barrier to the transformative wisdom of this tradition. And for this reason, your registration fees will help us to share this content more broadly by livestreaming a portion of this event to YouTube for free. 

Register today and help us reach the next generation of spiritual seekers.   

This event will take place on Zoom. Only part one and two of the Panel Discussion will be streamed to YouTube. Registrants will receive access instructions via email closer to the event.