The Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, will be hosting the first-ever Catholic-Emergent conference, March 20-22, 2009.
According to the CAC, “The conversation about the emerging church has been attracting a broad array of Christians — progressive Evangelicals and mainline Protestants along with some Roman Catholics — but this will be the first gathering to be planned and hosted by a team of Catholic and Protestant leaders working together for the good of the church at large. There will also be a post-conference for those who want to develop vehicles for deepening and sustaining the emerging energy for Gospel-centered justice, contemplation, and community.”
The conference will feature:
- Richard Rohr, OFM (founding director of CAC)
- Brian McLaren
- Alexie Torres-Fleming
- Shane Claiborne
- Phyllis Tickle
The conference is being called “The Emerging Church: Conversations, Convergence and Action,” and the post-conference will take place March 22-23.