CONSPIRE 2021

Friday, September 24, 2021 11:00 AM to Sunday, September 26, 2021 6:45 PM

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Rolling Ridge will once again serve as a satellite site, broadcasting live the final online CONSPIRE Conference presented by the Center for Action and Contemplation.  "Me / Us / the World: Living Inside God’s Great Story" will feature James Finley, Barbara Holmes, Jacqui Lewis, Brian McLaren, Richard Rohr, and Mirabai Starr in an interactive online event.  This final CONSPIRE will unite Richard Rohr’s seven themes of alternative orthodoxy in an exploration of the Great Story Line connecting our little lives to the One Great Life.

You are invited to experience this event in community, LIVE and IN-PERSON at Rolling Ridge.  All sessions will be streamed with opportunities for processing and sharing among those gathered.  The schedule for the weekend of Friday, September 24 to Sunday, September 26 is now listed below.  You are free to join us for as few or as many sessions as you are able.

There is no cost for watching with us at the Ridge, but a free will love offering would be appreciated to support our ongoing ministry.  If you are not able to join us in-person at the Ridge, you can register with CAC to access all sessions online for yourself at home. 

While you could commute back and forth at the end of each day, you are invited to create a personal retreat for the weekend by adding an overnight lodging package with two nights in a private room and meals for $240.  (A limited number of rooms are available so register TODAY).  Or if you want to commute but don't want to deal with the hassle of bringing your own food, a meal package can be added for $80 (Friday dinner, Saturday lunch and dinner, Sunday lunch).

When you register online, we will send email updates about the schedule and our in-person gathering to experience CONSPIRE 2021 together.

For more on Conspire 2021, check out the CAC website: CONSPIRE 2021

SCHEDULE (in East Coast times)

Friday, September 24
11:00–11:30am: Opening Welcome
11:30–12:45pm: Good Theology creates good Politics (Richard Rohr)
12:45–1:00pm: Break
1:00–1:30pm: Contemplative Practice
1:30–1:45am: Break
1:45am–3:00pm: Experiencing God in the Thin Places: Teaching Beyond Boundaries (Barbara Holmes)
3:00–3:15pm: Break
3:15–3:45pm: Contemplative practice
3:45–4:15pm: Break
4:15–5:15pm: Workshop Sessions
5:15–5:45pm: Break
5:45–6:15pm: Weaving it Together (Brian McLaren)
6:15–6:45pm: Closing Practice

Saturday, September 25
11:00–11:30am: Daily Welcome & Morning Sit (Richard Rohr)
11:30–12:45am: The Contemplative Dimensions of Healing Trauma (James Finley)
12:45–1:00pm: Break
1:00–1:30pm: Contemplative practice
1:30–1:45pm: Break
1:45–3:00pm: Meeting the Mystics in the Landscape of Loss (Mirabai Starr)
3:00–3:15pm: Break
3:15–3:45pm: Contemplative Practice
3:45–4:15pm: Break
4:15–5:15pm: Workshop Sessions
5:15–5:45pm: Break
5:45–6:15pm: Weaving it Together (Brian McLaren)
6:15–6:45pm: Closing Practice

Sunday, September 26
11:00–11:30am: Daily Welcome & Morning Sit (Richard Rohr)
11:30–12:45pm: I Am Because We Are: Ubuntu and Healing the Soul of America (Jacqui Lewis)
12:45–1:00pm: Break
1:00–1:30pm: Contemplative practice
1:30–2:00pm: Break
2:00am–3:00pm: Workshop Sessions
3:00–3:30pm: Break
3:30–4:30pm: Weaving it Together (Brian McLaren)
4:30–4:45pm: Break
4:45–5:45pm: Invitation to Communion (Jacqui Lewis, Richard Rohr, and Mirabai Starr)
5:45–6:45pm: Closing Drumming and Water Blessing

*Conference details are subject to change.