As a regular contributor to Huffington Post Religion and an associate of an Episcopal monastery, John Backman writes on contemplative spirituality and its surprising relevance for today’s deepest issues. He authored Why Can’t We Talk? Christian Wisdom on Dialogue as a Habit of the Heart (SkyLight Paths, 2012), and his articles have appeared in numerous faith-based publications, progressive and conservative. John recently presented at the Parliament of the World’s Religions.

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