The Universal Christ- Conference Simulcast

Thursday, March 28, 2019 4:00 PM to Sunday, March 31, 2019 11:00 AM

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The Universal Christ: Another Name for Every Thing
Christ is more than Jesus’ last name. Jesus is a person whose example we can follow. Christ is a cosmic life principle in which all beings participate. The incarnation is an ongoing revelation of  Christ, uniting matter and spirit, operating as one and everywhere. Together—Jesus and Christ—show us “the way, the truth, and the life” of death and resurrection.
If Christ is the kite, Jesus is the person flying the kite and keeping it from escaping away into invisibility.
If Jesus is the person holding the string, Christ is the great banner in the sky, from whom all can draw life—even if they do not recognize the one flying the kite.
Jesus does not hold the kite to himself as much as he flies it aloft, for all to see and enjoy.
—Richard Rohr
Join us as we explore the central themes of Father Richard’s new book (available March 2019) and discover the roots of the universal Christ in the rich history of the Christian tradition. Experience Easter in a new way as we consider Holy Week through a larger, cosmic view of Christ, drawing upon theology, practices, conversation, and liturgy. How might this vision impact our own lives and communities?
Franciscan Richard Rohr will be joined by historian John Dominic Crossan and public theologian Jacqui Lewis in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and online via live webcast at Rolling Ridge.

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The Schedule MDT

Schedule at Rolling Ridge: EST

5:00 – 5:30 p.m. Opening and Welcome: Day 1
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Richard Rohr: Introduction to The Universal Christ
6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Introduction to Group Practice
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. *Break
8:00 – 9:00 p.m. Liturgy: A Christ-Soaked World
Friday, March 29
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Contemplative practice led by Richard Rohr
11:00 – 11:15 a.m. Opening and Welcome: Day 2
11:15 – 12:15 p.m. John Dominic Crossan:
 The Historical Jesus and Individual Resurrection
12:15 – 12:45 p.m. *Break
12:45 – 1:45 p.m. Jacqui Lewis: Where Is the Crucified Body of Christ Today?
1:45 – 2:45 p.m. Group Practice
4:15 – 5:00 p.m. Richard Rohr: The Universal Christ
5:00 – 5:30 p.m. *Break
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Choice of workshops:
 • Janet McKenzie: The Bravery of Believing in Oneself
 • *CAC Program Design Team: Facilitating a Book Study on
The Universal Christ West Building Ballroom, top floor
6:30 – 7:00 p.m. *Break
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Liturgy: It Can’t Be Carried Alone
Saturday, March 30
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Liturgy: Christ In The Tomb Is Still Christ
 with Richard Rohr and Jacqui Lewis
11:15 – 11:30 a.m. Opening and Welcome: Day 3
11:30 – 12:30 p.m. Richard Rohr: Contemplation, The Tomb And Not Knowing
12:30 – 1:00 p.m. *Break
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Jacqui Lewis: Sitting In Liminality
2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Group Practice
4:15 – 5:00 p.m. Jacqui Lewis Workshop:
 How do we move things forward within institutions that constrain us?
5:15 – 6:00 p.m. John Dominic Crossan: The Life Of Christ
6:00 – 6:30 p.m. *Break
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Liturgy: This Is My Body
Sunday, March 31
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Contemplative practice led by Richard Rohr
11:00 – 12:00 p.m. John Dominic Crossan: The Universal Resurrection Tradition
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Easter Liturgy: We Shall All be Changed
1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. *Group Practice
2:00 – 2:30 p.m. Final Blessings and Dismissal

About the leader(s)

Richard Rohr

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