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Center for Action and Contemplation

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The work of the Center for Action and Contemplation is only possible because of the generosity of friends and supporters like you!

Transforming Ourselves, Each Other, and the World

The Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) is a 501c3 educational nonprofit introducing seekers to the Christian contemplative path of transformation. Our programs are designed to help deepen prayer practice and strengthen compassionate engagement in the world. 
Your financial support of our mission allows us to make the contemplative path more accessible — introducing more people to the wisdom and practices of the Christian contemplative tradition, many for the very first time. 

We believe that how we approach financial management is a direct reflection of our worldview and values. Our financial philosophy holds the CAC to highest standards of sustainable and responsible stewardship. We honor your partnership and work to steward all resources in the best possible way to serve our vision of a more just and connected world. To see our financial philosophy in action, we invite you to view our financial documents by visiting our Stewarding our Financial Resources page.

We thank you for your trust and partnership. 

Donations to CAC are tax-deductible in the United States. The CAC Federal EIN number is 85-0354965. 

Join the CAC’s Monthly Giving Community

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The Bonaventure Circle of Support is the CAC’s community of monthly givers on a mission to make the Christian contemplative traditions more accessible to all sincere seekers around the world.

By making a meaningful monthly gift, you follow in the footsteps of St. Bonaventure by helping create the systems and structures that nurture a new Christian consciousness supporting a more just and loving world.

To learn more about The Bonaventure Circle and how you can support the growth and expansion of CAC’s programs and teaching around the world, click here.

Other ways to give

Send a Check

Payable to “Center for Action and Contemplation” If possible, please include your email address on the memo line. Mail to: P.O. Box 12464,
Albuquerque, NM 87195

Gifts of Stock

Do you have appreciated assets? If so, transferring your stocks directly can help you avoid the capital gains tax making your gift go further.

IRA Giving

If you are over 70 1⁄2 years old, you are eligible to give a tax-free gift directly from your IRA. We have an easy online tool that walks you through how to make your gift.

Planned Giving

A gift in your will or trust will support this work for generations to come. To make this process simple, we partnered with FreeWill to help.

2022 Year in Review

Nothing Stands Alone

This 2022 Year in Review provides highlights, updates, and some lessons learned from each program area of the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC), as well as an overview of our financial and operational stewardship. 

The Mendicant

The Mendicant is the CAC’s free quarterly donor newsletter. Learn more about our organization in the latest issue or read select articles online. 

A black and white photo of Richard Rohr, Paul Swanson and Corey Wayne at the CAC.

The Evolution of the CAC Podcast Network

How do you explain the Christ to a child?” This was the very first question we asked Richard Rohr on the first season of our flagship podcast, Another Name for Every Thing. Packed into that question were hours of reading, pondering, and Paul playing with his kids.

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A Brief History and a Future Glimpse of ONEING

A key publication of CAC Publishing is ONEING—CAC’s spiritual journal, which is read by CAC constituents in fifty-five countries. The journal includes numerous well-known authors and intentionally introduces new voices through its varied themes.

A black and white photograph of Mark Longhurst.

Unveiling the Daily Meditations

In September 2021, we “pulled back the veil” to show readers that Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditations (or “DMs,” as we call them) are a team effort.

We Are Here to Help

To update your payment info, mailing & email address or to receive additional information regarding CAC’s stewardship of donations, a copy of our 990 financial statements or any other question, please feel free to contact us.

We are grateful for your support! 

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Hidden Fields

Find out about upcoming courses, registration dates, and new online courses.
Our theme this year is Radical Resilience. How do we tend our inner flame so we can stand in solidarity with the world without burning up or out? Meditations are emailed every day of the week, including the Weekly Summary on Saturday. Each week builds on previous topics, but you can join at any time.
In a world of fault lines and fractures, how do we expand our sense of self to include love, healing, and forgiveness—not just for ourselves or those like us, but for all? This monthly email features wisdom and stories from the emerging Christian contemplative movement. Join spiritual seekers from around the world and discover your place in the Great Story Line connecting us all in the One Great Life. Conspirare. Breathe with us.