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“Out of Blame & Into Becoming” by Kevin Harris

For about 20 years, Chris and Phileena Heuertz directed the organization Word Made Flesh. With communities around the world, they seek to serve Jesus among the most vulnerable of the world’s poor. They incarnationaly live among those in difficult situations such as sex slavery, prostitution, and with child soldiers. A commitment to friendship, submission to […]

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A Grounding Place To Root Social Engagement In Contemplative Spirituality

Gravity, a Center for Contemplative Activism, is a grounding place for people to root their social engagement in a deep, contemplative spirituality in order to do good better. Gravity doesn’t exist simply for social justice activists, but for anyone and everyone who wants to make the world a better place. This is tough work and […]

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Live Better. Love Better. Serve Better. …Do Good Better

Though activists and social justice workers live faithfully into compelling vocations of compassion, they are sometimes the grumpiest, crustiest and meanest people out there—often down right unpleasant folks to be around. Many who fight to alleviate poverty are unhappy. Loneliness and sadness are familiar companions in their work for hope. Sometimes the stereotypical “dirty hippie” […]

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Introducing Gravity, a Center for Contemplative Activism

On September 17 Gravity, a Center for Contemplative Activism was born. Actually “born” may be too strong of a word—at least today we move into a little start-up office on the north side of downtown Omaha that we will work out of for the next year as we imagine what the Center can become. For many of you this may come […]