Transcript: Cole Arthur Riley: Contemplation for me is a certain commitment to paying attention to the Divine in all things. So in one’s interior world, as well… Read more “Sacred Attention | A Conversation with Cole Arthur Riley”
TRANSCRIPT: Dr. Kimberly D. Russaw: …here I’m even thinking about people who could have been part of important movements. For me, whether it’s the suffrage movement, whether it’s the… Read more “The Unnamed Mystics | A Conversation with Dr. Kimberly D. Russaw”
Jim Forest was an activist and author, but more than anything he was a man of relationship and ritual. To know Jim was to know his family,… Read more ““One need not be a contemplative monk in a remote monastery to be overwhelmed by a sense of human inter-connection.””
“Love is the call on our lives. And it’s a fierce call, a fierce love. And I believe that if we could speak more about that we could build a revolution that included people of faith and people of no faith.”
Transcript: Dr Angela Parker: I don’t often think about contemplative actions going together. But what does contemplative action look like among people where the breath of God… Read more “Breathing Mysticism | A Conversation with Dr. Angela N. Parker”
“being a contemplative doesn’t mean that you escape society, or you escape the world, but that you find a place to anchor yourself firmly first of all, and then secondarily, take care of those things in the ways in which you need to take care of them.”
I never want anybody to feel like if you can’t be in the street protesting then you’re not a quote-unquote true activist. No! Activism first starts in the heart. And when you determine in your heart, that what you are seeing in our world should not be, you cannot let it stand, then out of your heart can come the kinds of actions and activities and words that will help move the movement forward.
Dr. Lerita Coleman Brown has retired as Distinguished Professor Emerita of Psychology at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA. Now, in addition to her academic work, she has pursued… Read more “Fresh Courage: A Conversation with Dr. Lerita Coleman Brown”
So just developing that kind of silence and stillness helps to navigate the world navigate life, you’re actually honing and cultivating a way of walking in the jungle of life.
Sister Barbara Jean LaRochester is a Carmelite nun in Baltimore, where she’s been a Catholic sister since 1972. Previously, she spent 17 years in Philadelphia as an active… Read more “Patient Endurance: A Conversation with Sister Barbara Jean LaRochester”