The Writing of Jesus and the Disinherited

Registration is open NOW through October 27, 2021

In the contemplation of the earth, I know I am surrounded by the love of God.
— Howard Thurman

Explore Howard Thurman’s life and contemplative witness and what it might mean for us in today’s challenging world.

Centered on Thurman’s writing in Jesus and the Disinherited, this is a special opportunity to experience Thurman’s enduring and inspiring life and words.

Through audio teaching, guided meditation, reflection questions and invitations into silence, Lerita Coleman Brown invites you into intentional quiet space to reflect on Howard Thurman’s life and book, Jesus and the Disinherited.


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

Cost & Registration

Registration opens: August 25, 2021
Registration deadline: October 27, 2021

Once registered, access the Retreat Day any time from September 8 – November 10, 2021

Register as an individual.

Enjoy this course at your own pace & connect with others in a members-only space.

Register a group of 2 to 9 people.

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Register a group of 10 or more.

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Resources and audio reflections are hosted by YouTube and SoundCloud.

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In 2025, Shalem will be a dynamic and inclusive community, empowered by the Spirit, where seekers engage in transformation of themselves, their communities, and the world through spiritual growth, deep connection, and courageous action.