Mysticism is an orientation to life.
Cassidy Hall explores the intersection of contemplation & social justice
"Is there a loving way to call people in, not out?"
“When I devalue you, I lose myself."
How do I replenish myself so that I can do what God has called me to do?
"The word ‘contemplative’ at this moment is a word that says ‘privilege.’ It means that you have time, and most people don’t have time.”
“Every time I look in the eyes of the young people out there on the streets standing up, speaking up, I see mystics. I do.”
"I hope that we will abandon this idea that mysticism only happens to special people."
"Understanding how racism really, really works, and seeing it as not just a social justice issue but a theological imperative, means that we have to talk about it and work on it all the time.”
“Practicing to be a contemplative," says Zen priest Sensei Zenju, "you’re learning to be embodied and to be boundless at the same time.”
In the private journals of contemplative thinker Thomas Merton, Sophronia Scott found guidance for how to live in these fraught times.
A contemplative Catholic nun touches the world through prayer.
We have a responsiblity to agitate for justice, but we can't lose our love for the human soul and its dignity in the midst of that work.
The founder of the Spiritual Directors of Color Network talks about the importance of contemplative spirituality to social change.