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Event:**ON SITE** Conspire 2021: Living Inside God’s Great Story
Date:September 24th-26th, 2021.

 

WATCH THE FINAL CONSPIRE IN COMMUNITY AT GENESIS.

Presented by the Center for Action and Contemplation
Friday, September 24 – Sunday, September 26

God’s Great Story

Without the great stories that free us, we remain trapped in small cultural and private worlds. True transcendence frees us from the tyranny of I Am and the idolatry of We Are. —Richard Rohr

In this time of great unknowing, how do we expand our sense of self to include love, healing, and forgiveness—not just for ourselves and those like us, but for the entire world?

Join thousands of spiritual seekers from across the world for the final CONSPIRE conference, a global online gathering to experience God’s love, grace, and compassion.

A Global Community

Truth sees God, and wisdom contemplates God, and from these two comes a third, a holy and wonderful delight in God, who is love. ?Julian of Norwich

Discover your place among the emerging contemplative movement as six of the most prolific spiritual teachers of our time unite Richard Rohr’s seven themes of alternative orthodoxy in an exploration of the Great Story Line connecting us all in the One Great Life.

Experience the joyful depths of connectedness! Our teachers can only point to the Path; we are the ones who walk it—alongside all known and unknown mystics, saints, and everyday holy people who have come before us—together as One in the Great Story.

From out of the Past We Look to the Future

It is a time of planetary disruption and great change. Institutions, ideologies, and religious rituals feel increasingly out of sync with the experiences of everyday life. Yet even amid uncertainty and confusion, we see the Spirit at work, freeing the transformative wisdom of the Christian contemplative traditions from the storehouses of the past in loving service to the healing of our world.

We stand in the place where opposites come together, awaiting the birth of what is to come—a new genesis, one more beginning in a series of starts trailing backwards in time to the very first day; God’s generous rhythm of life, death, and resurrection moving in and through all things—the very breath and source of the cosmos itself.

Discover your place among the emerging contemplative movement?as six of the most prolific spiritual teachers of our time unite Richard Rohr’s seven themes of alternative orthodoxy in an exploration of the Great Story Line connecting us all in the One Great Life.

  • Participate in contemplative sits led by Fr. Richard Rohr each morning.
  • Connect with other participants around the globe.
  • Deepen your experience with presentations, workshops, and book talks.
  • Learn about opportunities to nourish your path of transformation and live into new ways of thinking and being.

 

Featuring conference presenters James Finley, Barbara Holmes, Jacqui Lewis, Brian McLaren, Richard Rohr, and Mirabai Starr.

 

$375. Private room and meals. 

 

Conference Schedule

The final CONSPIRE will take place over three days, from Friday, September 24 – Sunday, September 26.

For more detailed session information please read the main session or workshop session sections.

Please note all times below are in Eastern Time (ET)

 

Friday, September 24

11:00–11:30am: Opening Welcome

11:30am–12:45pm: Good Theology creates good Politics (Richard Rohr)

12:45–1:00pm: Break

1:00–1:30pm: Contemplative Practice

1:30–1:45pm: Break

1:45pm–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)

11:30am–12:45pm: 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

2:00–3:00pm: 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.

 

 




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Try living one day without any unhealthy thoughts. It may be very difficult, but try another day, until it becomes habitual, and life will move in the direction of becoming healthy, vital, and alive.
- Norman Vincent Peale