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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.

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.


Do Better     Faith, Class, and Labor     How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy: Odell, Jenny:  9781612197494: Books          Jesus Takes a Side     Image result for praying with our feet     Purposeful Empathy: Tapping Our Hidden Superpower for Personal, Organizational, and Social Change     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     Staying Awake: The Gospel for Changemakers     We Make the Road by Walking: A Year-Long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation, and Activation by [Brian D. McLaren]

This beautiful picture book teaches kids to connect with themselves, with others, and with nature

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).