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Contemplative Resistance: A Two Day Retreat

The Center for Prophetic Imagination

Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 12:00 PM (CDT)

Contemplative Resistance: A Two Day Retreat

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Non-Member Tier 1 (see description) Nov 2, 2019 $50.00 $4.67
Non-Member Tier 2 (see description) Nov 2, 2019 $100.00 $7.72
Non-Member Tier 3 (see description) Nov 2, 2019 $150.00 $10.76
Member Tier 1 (see description) Nov 2, 2019 $45.00 $4.37
Member Tier 2 (see description) Nov 2, 2019 $90.00 $7.11
Member Tier 3 (see description) Nov 2, 2019 $135.00 $9.85

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Event Details

In a letter to his discouraged friend Daniel Berrigan, Thomas Merton once wrote: "Do not be discouraged. The Holy Spirit is not asleep."

 

It is easy to be discouraged by rampant injustices in our world today. Children in cages. Fascism on the rise. Environmental collapse looming. The list is long. 

 

Where is the Spirit at work in this world? How do we act in ways that challenge injustice while being rooted in the presence of God?

 

In this weekend retreat, Mark Van Steenwyk will guide participants through a newly developed process (called the "infinity process") that integrates contemplative practices and radical action.

 

The process will help participants confront the toxic narratives and ideas that have taken root in our society, contributing to ongoing injustice. They will also discover how those narratives and ideas have taken root in their own imaginations. Together, we will beging to uproot those narratives inside ourselves and in our society—a process that leads to transformative political action.


Costs, Food, and Lodging

 

Lunch and dinner will be provided on 11/2. Coffee/tea and refreshments will be provided for breaks. 

 

If you are coming from out of town, we can arrange hospitality.

 

We ask everyone to follow a sliding scale when registering. These are guidelines only, since individual income isn't the sole indicator of wealth or capacity. To become a member of CPI, visit www.cpimn.org/membership

 

Non-Member Prices

 

If you make less than $30,000 a year, we ask you to pay $50.

If you make between $30k and $70k a year, we ask you to pay $100.

If you make over $70k a year, we ask you to pay $150.

 

Member Prices

 

Members of the Center for Prophetic Imagination receive a 10% discount on all events. 

 

If you make less than $30,000 a year, we ask you to pay $45.

If you make between $30k and $70k a year, we ask you to pay $90.

If you make over $70k a year, we ask you to pay $135.

 

Regarding Scholarships

 

If you cannot afford the cost of the event, please contact us at info@cpimn.org. We are in the process of raising money for a scholarship fund and, if it is within our means, we would be happy to include you. 


 

About the Facilitator:

 

Mark Van Steenwyk is the Executive Director of the Center for Prophetic Imagination in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

In 2004, Mark and his wife Amy founded the Mennonite Worker, where they still reside. The Mennonite Worker is an urban intentional community committed to Jesus’ way of hospitality, simplicity, prayer, peacemaking, and resistance.

 

He is the author of A Wolf at the GateThe unKingdom of God and That Holy Anarchist, and has contributed to several books (such as Viral HopeBanned Questions about JesusForming Christian Habits in Post-Christendom, and Widening the Circle). He’s been published at Sojourners, Geez Magazine, JesusRadicals.com, Leadership Magazine, the Mennonite, and Mennonite World Review. His work has been featured in the Minneapolis Star Tribute, the Boston Globe, and on CNN.com.

 

Mark is the former producer/co-host of the Iconocast, which has interviewed folks such as Cornel West, James Cone, Starhawk, Noam Chomsky, Bill Ayers, Wazayatawin and many others. 

 

Mark’s has an M.Div. from Bethel Theological Seminary and studied Spiritual Direction at the University of St. Catherine’s graduate school. He is a former adjunct instructor at Bethel Seminary, where he taught courses on applied ecclesiology and Christian radicalism.

 

For the past decade, Mark has traveled around the continent as a teacher, organizer and spiritual provocateur.

 

Have questions about Contemplative Resistance: A Two Day Retreat? Contact The Center for Prophetic Imagination

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Simone Weil House
2420 11th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 12:00 PM (CDT)


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The Center for Prophetic Imagination

The Center for Prophetic Imagination offers education, arts, and activist initiatives to help people turn from the false promises of empire and embrace God’s vision for the world. 

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