Retreat Days

Howard Thurman: Martin Luther King, Jr.

Reflect on the life and work of Howard Thurman, spiritual guide to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Contemplative Earth Awareness

Notice the loving Presence all around us as we pray for the earth and one another and deepen our awareness of the oneness of life.

Holy Interruptions

Learn to notice and embrace unexpected, holy moments that happen each day.

Howard Thurman: The Writing of Jesus and the Disinherited

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



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