God's Presence in All Things- Richard Rohr on Eco-Spirituality
Saturday, November 3, 2018 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
As Christians, haven't we always believed that the universe is saturated with the Sacred? An incarnation of the Divine? If so, then how could we have so grossly disregarded the well-being of other life forms and contributed to the desecration of this vast and beautiful planet? Come hear renowned Franciscan priest, visionary, and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) discuss an evolving and all-embracing spirituality of Creation. In his groundbreaking DVD series Embracing an Alternative Orthodoxy, Father Richard Rohr delves into what’s known as eco-spirituality – a spirituality based on the understanding that “God is in all things” – and calls for a drastic reorientation of humanity’s relationship to the rest of the material world. Father Rohr’s vision? That people everywhere may come to participate in what he calls an emerging “global spirituality.”
Following the hour-long video viewing, there will be time for contemplation, refreshments, and a creative exchange of ideas about the video as well as a conversation about "next steps" in localizing the ministry of CAC and Richard Rohr in New England.
Note: Father Richard will not be present in person at this event; we are together viewing these pre-recorded sessions on DVD, provided by the CAC.
About the leader(s)
Barbara R. Bodengraven, MTS, Weston Jesuit School of Theology, is the author of the spiritual memoir and eco-spirituality manifesto, The Sacred Shed on the Edge of the Ravine. As a spiritual writing program facilitator and communications professional, she is dedicated to advancing matters of spirituality in a secular world.
Fr. Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition. He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fr. Richard’s teaching is grounded in the Franciscan alternative orthodoxy—practices of contemplation and self-emptying, expressing itself in radical compassion, particularly for the socially marginalized.
He is author of many books, and is currently academic Dean of the Living School for Action and Contemplation. Read more about Richard Rohr at www.cac.org.