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Rev. Dr. Barbara Holmes – Crisis Contemplation: Healing the Wounds of the Village – via Zoom

February 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


In Crisis Contemplation, the Rev. Dr. Barbara Holmes will address two entry points into contemplation which have seldom been addressed: contemplation during crisis, and how we contemplate as community.

Engaging deeply with both history and current events, Holmes will address the emergence of crisis contemplation, especially through the lenses of BIPOC peoples. Dr Barbara will be exploring existing communal contemplative experiences. As she looks into types of crises (pandemics, earthquakes, and systemic abuses), she examines the resulting traumatic wounds which manifest across generations.

In the second half of the presentation, she will shift toward a village response to crises, addressing communal formation, belonging, resistance, and resilience. A deeper look at healing through memory and story, culture and ritual, will lead to a final chapter on envisioning different futures through liminality and bio-spiritual resurrection.

This event will include 20 minutes of Centering Prayer

Recording note: This event will be recorded. All registrants will receive a copy of the Zoom recording within 2 weeks of the event.

About Rev. Dr. Barbara A. Holmes

Dr. Holmes is a spiritual teacher and writer focused on African American spirituality, mysticism, cosmology and culture. She is President Emerita of United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities (2012-2016). She also served as Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Memphis Theological Seminary (2005-2010). She holds the title of Professor Emerita of Ethics and African American Religious Studies at that seminary. Currently, she is a core faculty member at the Center for Action and Contemplation founded by Fr. Richard Rohr.

Time listed is Mountain Time (Denver, Colorado)

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Scholarships are available.


February 3
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Contemplative Outreach of Colorado
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