The Universal Christ: Another Name for Every Thing

Mon Sep 9, 2019 - Thu Sep 12, 2019
All Day

Centre for Action and Contemplation, Richard Rohr, Spirituality Beyond Borders

Christ is more than Jesus’ last name. Jesus is a person whose example we can follow. Christ is a cosmic life principle in which all beings participate. The incarnation is an ongoing revelation of  Christ, uniting matter and spirit, operating as one and everywhere. Together—Jesus and Christ—show us “the way, the truth, and the life” of death and resurrection.

Join us as we explore the central themes of Father Richard’s new book and discover the roots of the universal Christ in the rich history of the Christian tradition. Experience Easter in a new way as we consider Holy Week through a larger, cosmic view of Christ, drawing upon theology, practices, conversation, and liturgy. How might this vision impact our own lives and communities?

Offering an experiential interface and Canadian West Coast destination for the resources for the Center for Action & Contemplation

  • webcasts from the Center for Action and Contemplation shared in community,
  • programs featuring Richard Rohr, John Dominic Crossan, and Jacqui Lewis
  • Central Vancouver Island location – beauty to relish and explore

Your guides & hosts

an interactive satellite-campus conference and webcast-in-community, in partnership with the Center for Action and Contemplation.

*NOTE –  this is a community experience in Nanaimo BC of a current 2019 CAC conference recently webcast from Albuquerque, New Mexico


Fr. Richard RohrRichard Rohr is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province. He is the founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation and academic dean of the CAC’s Living School in Albuquerque, New Mexico. An internationally recognized author and spiritual leader, Fr. Richard teaches primarily on incarnational mysticism, nondual consciousness, and contemplation, with a particular emphasis on how these affect the social justice issues of our time. He is the author of numerous books, including The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation (with Mike Morrell). Learn more about Richard.



The Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis is Senior Minister at Middle Collegiate Church and President of The Middle Project. She is an activist, preacher, and fierce advocate for racial equality, economic justice, and LGBTQ equality. She has been an adjunct professor at several seminaries and is ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA). She is the co-author of The Pentecost Paradigm: Ten Strategies for Becoming a Multiracial Congregation, author of The Power of Stories and is working on a memoir about finding a grown-up God. Learn more about Dr. Lewis.



John-Dominic-CrossanDr. John Dominic Crossan is an Irish-American New Testament scholar and historian of early Christianity. He has lectured around the world and been interviewed on numerous television and radio stations. He has written twenty-eight books on the historical Jesus, the apostle Paul, and earliest Christianity, and his work has been translated into thirteen foreign languages. His latest book is Resurrecting Easter: How the West Lost and the East Kept the Original Vision, co-authored with Sarah Sexton Crossan. Learn more about Dr. Crossan and Resurrecting Easter.



Booking Options

1) Residential Rate – Meal & Accommodation Package
If you wish to stay over at Bethlehem Centre for the program, this option will give you a three-night stay with all meals for one person.

2) Commuter Rate – Meal Package no Accommodations
If you wish to commute to the Bethlehem Centre for the program, this option will give you evening meals at 5.30 pm on Monday – Wednesday and lunch on Tuesday- Thursday,  (breakfast excluded)

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