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From the Archives: Richard Rohr on “Action and Contemplation” (1987)

March 7th, 2023
To celebrate the Center for Action and Contemplation’s (CAC) 35th Anniversary year, we will be releasing a series of archival recordings of Richard Rohr from the early years of our founding. This first recording is from a series of foundational teachings on “Action and Contemplation” given by Richard in 1987 —

Virtual Sit Meditations for Lent

February 17th, 2023
Contemplative wisdom invites us to embrace the silence and sparsity of Lent as an opportunity to reveal the hidden truths of our lives. In that spirit, the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) invites you to join us in a series of free Virtual Sit Meditations broadcast on YouTube each Friday in Lent, from

Learning to Confront Oppression With Love in February’s We Conspire Articles

This month’s We Conspire articles honor Black History Month with wisdom from those on the front lines, serving others for a more hopeful and equitable world. How do you confront oppression with love for others? Becoming a Force for Love The late US Representative John Lewis reflects on his time in the Civil

Moving Forward Toward Reconciliation

How can the past help us transform the future? This month our We Conspire series honors Black History Month by examining the different streams of racism and oppression in our world. In this 2022 interview on the podcast Love. Period, Rev. Jacqui Lewis and Civil Rights icon Ruby Sales discuss what it means to be Black

Creating Hope and Equity

How do we create peace and justice through service? This month our We Conspire series honors Black History Month by exploring ways to show solidarity with the most vulnerable. Sister Mary Angela Parkins, the president and CEO of St. Felix Pantry, shares with us how service to others can be a catalyst for hope and

Becoming a Force for Love

What does a more just and equitable world truly look like? And how do we get there? This month our We Conspire series honors Black History Month by examining ways to be a force for love through action and contemplation. “In 1995, I spent an afternoon speaking with civil rights activist and Georgia Congressman

Carrying the Work Forward 

February 15th, 2023
A few months ago, CAC Faculty Brian McLaren reflected on what he believes has made Richard Rohr’s work so special over the years. Among the many elements of Fr. Richard's teaching that Brian honored, he summarized “three phenomenal gifts” that Fr. Richard has consistently offered:   The articulation of an

Putting Contemplation into Action

February 6th, 2023
Have you ever wanted to see behind the scenes at the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC)? Who are the people that move the mission forward? What is their day-to-day like? How do they embody the wisdom they share with the world? Susan Hines-Brigger, Executive Editor of St. Anthony’s Messenger, published by

A Sense of Wonder in the Digital World

February 1st, 2023
The Digital Product Team at the CAC operates from a deep sense of curiosity. We sit with questions each day on the best solutions to technology problems. How can we make this easier for our end users? How can we create ease for those interacting with our digital platform?  This means that often we don’t have the

On Stepping Back

Father Richard Rohr founded the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) in October of 1987. Envisioning a “school for prophets” at the intersection of praxis and prayer, he created the CAC to be an educational nonprofit that introduces spiritual seekers to the Christian contemplative path of transformation.

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