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Seeing Scripture as an Art and a Dance

April 19th, 2023
How has your understanding of scripture changed throughout your life? This month, our We Conspire articles explore how scripture written thousands of years ago can inform a loving faith in our modern world. In this reflection, Spiritual Director Valerie Dodge-Reyna considers her winding — and at times traumatizing

Our Financial Philosophy

April 17th, 2023
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.

Catch Up on Learning How to See Season 4 

March 30th, 2023
Season 4 of Learning How to See explores ways for us to reframe our Christian identity to better reflect our lived reality. In a series of stimulating conversations, Rev. Jacqui Lewis, Barbara Brown Taylor, and others join host Brian McLaren to explore how to practice a new kind of faith that doesn’t ask us to

Discover Rituals for Deeper Meaning and Connection in March’s We Conspire articles!

March 20th, 2023
How do rituals provide spiritual nourishment? Which rituals do you gravitate toward in different seasons of your life? This month’s We Conspire series looks at ways to create sacraments and sacredness within our daily lives and everyday spaces. Find Belonging and Belovedess in Life’s

Creating Rituals for the Spiritual Journey 

March 20th, 2023
How can rituals help you find meaning in times of great love and great suffering? On this episode of The Cosmic We podcast, Dr. Walter Earl Fluker joins Dr. Barbara Holmes and Dr. Donny Bryant in a conversation about how practicing silence and stillness can help us process both grief and joy. Click to

Pilgrimage as a Ritual of Transformation

March 20th, 2023
How can rituals be instrumental in our spiritual growth? What pilgrimages have you taken to uncover the Divine mystery of the present moment? This month’s We Conspire series looks at ways to create sacredness within our daily lives and everyday spaces. In this article from Jon Huckins, co-founding director of

Find Belonging and Belovedess in Life’s “Endings”

March 20th, 2023
How can rituals around death and endings help reveal our true identity? This month’s We Conspire series looks at ways to see vulnerability as a sacrament that leads to deeper belonging. Chaplain and spiritual director Valerie Dodge-Reyna opens up about the revelations she’s experienced through her work in hospice

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

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