We dream of a world where all walls of alienation are torn down and all people live justly with each other, with the land, and with the Spirit of Life.
We're inviting you to dream with us. To imagine a just world with us.
Your donation supports CPI's core activities, including our annual fall conference, outreach through social media, weekly newsletters, our 2 year Program in Prophetic Spirituality, direct actions, workshops, and retreats. And that's just the beginning.
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It is easy to get overwhelmed by the problems facing us today. The triplets of evil Martin Luther King Jr. warned us about (Racism, Materialism, and Militarism) plague us still. Police brutality. Rising fascism. Mass Incarceration. Increased poverty. ICE raids. Violence against trans folx. These aren't simply political problems, they're spiritual problems.
Yet, frustratingly, instead of following Jesus' example, Christian churches are more likely to feed into the oppression and hatred they should be fighting against.
We need prophetic voices now, more than ever. We need to nurture people and movements that will create imagination spaces...where, together, we can imagine the new world that the Spirit is birthing. Where peace and justice dwell.
That is why the Center for Prophetic Imagination exists. To cultivate prophetic witness. But we can't do this without your support.
With the support of donors like you, our work weaves together three commitments:
▷ Rooting our offerings in contemplative formation.
▷ Cultivating prophetic witness through creative political action.
▷ Nurturing emerging leaders through experimental education.
Fleshed out, that means the following programmatic offerings:
▶ Our annual fall conference.
▶ Upcoming Retreats on:
Jesus and the Prophetic Tradition
▶ Upcoming workshops:
The Enneagram for Activists
The Dark Night of the Soul in a Time of Ecological Crisis
▶ Ongoing practices in Liturgical Direct Action
▶ Continued engagement through social media and our weekly newsletters
▶ Upcoming online courses
The Spirituality of Empire
The History of Christian Radicalism”
But we can't do this without you.
We're doing important work at the Center for Prophetic Imagination. And we're doing it with one .5 staff (Mark) and one .25 staff (Joe).
Reaching our goal of $7500 will not only help cover our expenses for the rest of 2019, but will allow us to enter into 2019 boldly!
Any gift of $10/month or more (or $100 or more per year) will entitle you to be a voting member of the Center for Prophetic Imagination.
All members will:
- receive a 10% discount on all training and events we offer (workshops, conferences, retreats, and more)
- have access to any fee-based web content for free.
- be invited to nominate/approve board members, approve our annual budget, and ratify any amendments to our bylaws.
- feel warm feels for helping us do important work in the world.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about our work, and how you can help us do our work.
In Sacred Subversion,
Mark Van Steenwyk