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New Monasticism

A New Monasticism for Our Times, Part 2: Inspiring Transformation in the Heart of Radical Change

Rory McEntee | Posted 06.25.2015 | Religion
Rory McEntee

This sense of the sacred is not something that needs to be defined for you, by dogmas or beliefs or teachings, but rather is that which resides deepest in your own heart, in your own being, in your own experience of Life.

A New Monasticism for Our Times, Part 1: The Spirit Behind a Radical Movement for Change

Rory McEntee | Posted 06.16.2015 | Religion
Rory McEntee

The spirit that lies behind my work comes from a deep longing to harness our contemplative wisdom for a new age, helping those who long to cultivate their own gifts and graces to serve our human family in the greatest way possible.

A Journey From Unlovable to Beloved: An ex-Jehovah's Witness Reclaims Her Spiritual Heritage

V.K. Harber | Posted 11.23.2014 | Religion
V.K. Harber

Yes, it's true. No, I'm not going through an early mid-life crisis. Yes, I've really thought about it. No, my values have not changed. Yes, I'm sure. This is how my end of the conversation goes when I tell my friends that I'm in the process of becoming Catholic.

Spiritual Resources for Activists

Adam Bucko | Posted 11.20.2014 | Religion
Adam Bucko

Inspired by the original impulse of Occupy, I began gathering people for contemplative prayer and dialogues to cultivate wisdom resources for those of us who have quietly been working on building alternative structures for a new world.

Celebrating The 100th Birthday Of Clarence Jordan

Kirk Lyman-Barner | Posted 10.12.2012 | Religion
Kirk Lyman-Barner

His Koinonia Farm continues today, striving to be a demonstration plot for the Kingdom of God focusing on farming, food, peacemaking and is seen a model community for the New Monastic Movement.

Waiting For St. Benedict: Where Does Occupy Wall Street Go From Here?

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove | Posted 12.11.2011 | Religion
Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

The Rule simply offered people a way to live a vision of life together rooted in service, humility, and love.

America's Next Revival

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove | Posted 09.18.2011 | Religion
Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

The temptation at a moment like this is twofold. Unable to see our way forward, we can give into despair. We can also succumb to optimism -- to the false hope that, against the odds, we will triumph as a nation or as the human race.

National Day Of Prayer: Let Us Pray... And Act

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove | Posted 07.04.2011 | Religion
Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

Is National Day of Prayer a religious cover for Tea Party conservatives? Are those who gather resisting a democracy that welcomes and protects the practice of diverse faith traditions?

Young Christians Seek Intentional Community Among Poor

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Steve Beaven Religion News Service GRESHAM, Ore. (RNS) In the two years since David Knepprath and Josh Guisinger moved into the rough-and-tumble B...