CONTEMPLATIVE OUTREACH ATLANTA
Embracing transformation through Centering Prayer
As part of the international Contemplative Outreach Ltd., we in Atlanta and the northern Georgia region are a network of communities and individuals seeking the guidance of the Holy Spirit to contribute to the renewal of the Christian contemplative tradition through the practice of Centering Prayer.
“To be in the kingdom is to participate in God’s solidarity with the poor by sharing with them the good things that have been given to us. In the New Testament the great sin is to be deaf to the cry of the poor whether that cry springs from emotional, material, or spiritual need. Although we cannot help but partake in some degree in social injustice because we live in this world, we must constantly reach out in concrete and practical ways to those in need. Divine love is not a feeling, but a choice. “ – Thomas Keating, Meditations on the Parables of Jesus
In the spirit that exclaims, “we are all created equal,” Contemplative Outreach unites its voice with those who have been oppressed, violated, discriminated, abused, exploited, and who now are asking to be considered normal human beings! At the same time we reject the use of violence in the struggle to achieve equality. We acknowledge that those who discriminate are also human beings and in need of healing as well.
Contemplative Outreach recognizes that discrimination, being part of our cultural conditioning, can be healed by contemplative practices like Centering Prayer. We invite all of us who consciously or unconsciously recognize that we participate or have participated in acts of discrimination to open our hearts to the healing power of God, so that united with those who have been the victims of discriminatory acts, we can all be healed together.
With the hope of love and peace for our world,
Your Contemplative Outreach Ltd. Governing Board
Coronavirus Update: we are exploring options for meetings to be in-person, on Zoom, or combinations of both. Most of us are gathering by virtual online sources. Contact a Centering Prayer group leader listed under Centering Prayer groups above for further details or Maggie at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join a group. To ensure everyone's safety, we ask everyone who comes to an in-person meeting to have received Covid-19 vaccinations. Also wearing a mask in enclosed settings will assure safety to those with compromised health conditions.
May we all work together to stop the spread of the virus, spread peace, healing, and good will to all as the fruit of our Centering Prayer practice.
Vision Theological Principle 12: The practice of Centering Prayer deepens our awareness of the oneness of all creation and our compassion for the whole human family.
To find the Method of Centering Prayer, visit our Resources page.
WHO WE ARE
At Contemplative Outreach Atlanta, we teach the method of Centering Prayer to promote peace, contemplative prayer, and a deeper relationship with God. The North Georgia branch of the international Contemplative Outreach Ltd. organization, we are nondenominational and welcome all faiths and all people to our workshops and meetings.
Do you seek the still small voice of God? Do you seek a more intimate relationship with God? Centering Prayer, a prayer of consent, is sitting silently in the presence of God in a loving relationship. It is both a relationship with God and a discipline in total service to the relationship.
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