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Contemplative Radical: The Legacy of Thomas Merton
Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Amidst a monk’s life of silence and prayer, Thomas Merton (1915-1968) authored over fifty books. Deeply rooted in the contemplative tradition, he spoke prophetically on issues of war, race, and the economy. He was a chaplain to the peace movement of the 1960s. A pioneer of interfaith dialogue, he formed relationships with Buddhist, Hindu, Sufi , and Jewish mystics and theologians.
His voice remains immediate and compelling today. His insistence that social action requires a grounding in contemplative vision makes him an ideal saint for Church of the Redeemer.
Join us for this third of four Wednesday sessions at 7 pm at Church of the Redeemer, as we explore Merton’s legacy and how he points us toward the future. Please register to help us prepare to welcome you.
Thomas Merton and Wisdom-Sophia: Awakening to the Feminine Face of God – with Christopher Pramuk
Our final session will take place on January 15, 2020 – We Are Already One: Indigenous Peoples and Race in Thomas Merton – with Paul Dekar