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Reimagining Church: Contemplative Activism

Visioning a future church for the now; creating communities centered on Christ, cosmic good, and conscientious living.


All the Way In: A Story of Activism, Incarceration, and Organic Farming     Becoming Rooted: One Hundred Days of Reconnecting with Sacred Earth     bell hooks' Spiritual Vision: Buddhist, Christian, and Feminist     Black Liturgies by Cole Arthur Riley     Call Us What We Carry by Amanda Gorman          Church of the Wild: How Nature Invites Us into the Sacred     Come, Have Breakfast: Meditations on God and the Earth     Confronting Whiteness: A Spiritual Journey of Reflection, Conversation, and Transformation     Creating a Life with God, Revised Edition     Crisis Contemplation: Healing the Wounded Village     Do Better     Do Nothing by Celeste Headlee     Everyday Activism: Buck, J W: 9781540902610: Books     Face to the Rising Sun     Faith, Class, and Labor     Feed the Wolf: Befriending Our Fears in the Way of Saint Francis     Fierce Love by Dr. Jacqui Lewis     Finding Refuge     Home Is the Road: Wandering the Land, Shaping the Spirit          How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy: Odell, Jenny:  9781612197494: Books     How to Live in a Chaotic Climate by LaUra Schmidt, Aimee Lewis Reau and Chelsie Rivera     Imagine Freedom     In a Land of Awe: Finding Reverence in the Search for Wild Horses     In Trembling Boldness: Wisdom for Today from Ancient Jesus People          Jesus Takes a Side     Life After Doom     Living Resistance: An Indigenous Vision for Seeking Wholeness Every Day:  Curtice, Kaitlin B.: 9781587435713: Books          Meditations of the Heart     Micro Activism     BL_TNBBOCM_TheNewBigBookOfChristianMysticism_Cover_9781506486840c          On Love and Mercy          Picture of The Peace Project     Practice of the Presence: A Revolutionary Translation by Carmen Acevedo Butcher     Practicing     Image result for praying with our feet     Purposeful Empathy: Tapping Our Hidden Superpower for Personal, Organizational, and Social Change          Queering Contemplation: Finding Queerness in the Roots and Future of Contemplative Spirituality     Rebels, Despots, and Saints: The Ancestors Who Free Us and The Ancestors We Need to Free     Refugia Faith: Seeking Hidden Shelters, Ordinary Wonders, and the Healing of the Earth     Rest is Resistance     Cover for Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul          The Seeker and the Monk: Everyday Conversations with Thomas Merton     Social Justice for the Sensitive Soul: How to Change the World in Quiet Ways     Collected Poems     Spirit Wheel: Meditations from an Indigenous Elder     The Spirituality of Dreaming: Unlocking the Wisdom of Our Sleeping Selves     The Spirituality of Transformation, Joy, and Justice: The Ignatian Way for Everyone     Staying Awake: The Gospel for Changemakers     This Here Flesh by Cole Arthur Riley     Through the Eyes of Titans: Finding Courage to Redeem the Soul of a Nation     Today Everything Is Different: An Adventure in Prayer and Action          Walking the Way of Harriet Tubman: Public Mystic and Freedom Fighter     Walking with Our Ancestors: Contemplation and Activism     We Make the Road by Walking: A Year-Long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation, and Activation by [Brian D. McLaren]          What Makes You Come Alive: A Spiritual Walk with Howard Thurman     What Would Jesus See: Ways of Looking at a Disorienting World     Your Heart Was Made for This


Oneing: The Cosmic Egg

Richard Rohr's biannual Oneing is available in hardcopy and as a downloadable pdf.

Local Resources


United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities offers a list of Resources and Actions Amidst amidst the Chauvin Trialand the Death of Daunte Wright, including opportunities for Prayer/Meditation, Holding Memory, Changing Policies, Impacting Public Discourse, and Engaging Our Emotions.

Blogs, Podcasts, & Articles

Richard Rohr asks leaders to become - or make room for - Becoming Wise Fools.


CONVERGENCE offers numerous leadership and community development webinars on-demand or in a cohort:

  • White Too Long: A Webinar with Robert Jones from the Anderson Forum for Progressive Theology

Engaging Christianities and Socialisms — The Wendland-Cook Program in  Religion and Justice

Register for upcoming webinars here.

Watch previous webinars here.

Practices via Video

Barbara A. Holmes' film series with The Work of the People: A Transcendent Leap (on our cosmic identities), Womanist Theology, Release the Fire (on Pentecost and the Spirit), Be the Mystery, Emerging Wholeness (on God's call to love our neighbor), A Contemplative Moment (on how contemplative prayer births prophetic proclamation and action).