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News From New Mexico

Living in Gratitude for Mother Earth

November 2nd, 2022
Thirty-five years ago, Fr. Richard Rohr founded the Center for Action and Contemplation to help people on the path of praxis and prayer, action and contemplation. This month our We Conspire series explores the opportunities and challenges the and presents in our own lives. Joan Brown, OSF, is a Franciscan sister

Shifting from Separation to Oneness

November 2nd, 2022
When Fr. Richard Rohr founded CAC in 1987, he believed that people need both action and contemplation to have a whole spiritual journey. This month our We Conspire series explores the opportunities and challenges the and presents in our own lives. Dr. Vandana Shiva is an Indian scholar, environmental activist, food

Exploring Our Relationships with God and Money

November 2nd, 2022
As the Center for Action and Contemplation’s founder Fr. Richard Rohr has said many times, the most important word in our title is neither action nor contemplation, but the word and. This month our We Conspire series explores the opportunities and challenges the and presents in our own lives. How do you create

Carrying Richard Rohr’s Work Forward

October 20th, 2022
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.

Celebrating 35 Years of Action and Contemplation

October 7th, 2022
After I had been engaged for fourteen years in a community of committed members, I deliberately wanted to do something different in New Mexico. Our main intention was not to found a community, but to gather people who had a vision of service to the world, to train them and make them qualified for this work. We were

We Are More Than Separate Observers

September 28th, 2022
It is a hard truth that most of our human experience is spent in a state of perpetual fragmentation and separateness. It seems our built-in survival mechanism is to split reality and create dualistic categories for safety and control. Our lived experience is a private island, convinced that we ourselves are

Seeking Divine Friendship in the Other

September 28th, 2022
“I like your good vibrations,” she said confidently. And by she, I mean Victoria, a well-known santera from our town. A santera is a woman who practices Santeria, “a pantheistic Afro-Cuban religion developed from the beliefs and customs of the Yoruba people and incorporating some elements of the Catholic

Finding God in the Criminal Justice System

September 28th, 2022
How do we inspire others to see God in those society forgets, oppresses, or denies? CAC Living School student Sara Ofner-Seals, associate pastor at Plymouth Congregational Church in Fort Wayne, IN., invites us to explore the intentional and unintentional ways we “other” those around us by sharing her experience

The CAC Library: Cataloging a Legacy

September 2nd, 2022
Can you believe it? Lee Staman has just entered his tenth year as the CAC’s Library Director! In 2013, the CAC embarked upon a very ambitious journey: the Living School. Thankfully, CAC leadership knew that if they were going to start a “school for prophets” they would need a prophetic librarian. A sojourner on

Encouraging the Evolution of the Living School

August 31st, 2022
I flash back to a moment in the Fall of 2013, when Richard Rohr, Cynthia Bourgeault, and Jim Finley ascend the stairs to take the stage at the first Living School Symposium. It was electric: superstar mystics, who could not care less about their status and could not care more about passing on the lineage that animates

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