• Lerita Coleman Brown

    • Lerita, a spiritual director and author, is Professor Emerita of Psychology at Agnes Scott College and past director of the Science Center for Women at Agnes Scott. She is a graduate of Shalem's Nurturing the Call: Spiritual Guidance Program and speaks and writes about contemplative spirituality in everyday life.

Inner Authority

Today’s post is by Lerita Coleman Brown For Howard Thurman an important principle linking contemplation to social activism was the notion of Inner Authority. …Both Jesus and Thurman believed that no matter how repressive external circumstances become, as children of God, we are each created with this inner sanctuary. Thus, being aware of one’s inner […]

Contemplative Spirituality for Everyday People

…Drop Thy still dews of quietness, Till all our strivings cease; Take from our souls the strain and stress, And let our ordered lives confess The beauty of Thy peace… – Howard Thurman Recently in a meeting with some fellow Shalem graduates in Atlanta, we prayed and pondered about ways to expose more people to […]