The Center for Contemplation and Action, who Produce CONSPIRE, have send the following notice: Due to serious concerns about the health and safety of our community, we have decided to postpone CONSPIRE and the Alumni Gathering until 2021. All attendees will be notified by Friday, March 27 with the new date and information on how to obtain a refund if you are unable to attend. All in-person and webcast registrations will carry over to the new date.


The capstone conference in a seven-year series
on Richard Rohr’s alternative orthodoxy

Live Webcast, Friday through Sunday, May 15–17, 2020; begins at noon on Friday in Bloedel Hall

Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit. —Zechariah 4:6

This spring thousands of people from around the world will gather online and in person to learn from and dialogue with the core-faculty of the Center for Action & Contemplation—Cynthia Bourgeault, James Finley, Barbara Holmes, Brian McLaren, and Richard Rohr—teaching together for the first time.

Discover your place in the emerging contemplative community of people who are committed to the intentional work of personal transformation, embodied practice, and engaged living—the manifesting dynamism of God’s love in the world. CONSPIRE 2020 will be a capstone experience uniting Richard Rohr’s seven themes of alternative orthodoxy to create a gateway into practical and authentic contemplation—a way of life rooted in radical openness to God’s loving presence. From this vulnerable place, things like adversity, disruption, and suffering become sources of transformation, greater love, and connection. We cannot think ourselves into a new way of living; rather, we must live ourselves into a new way of thinking.

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 amidst 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 service to the healing of our world.

Fee: $15, which includes refreshments, light breakfast, and post-webcast access to videos.