About the Art of Living Conference
Why "Henri Nouwen & the Art of Living Conference"
2021 marks the 25th anniversary of the death of Henri Nouwen. This spiritual master has encouraged and blessed millions the world over with his writing! To commemorate and celebrate his remarkable life and work, the Henri Nouwen Society is pleased to announce the Henri Nouwen and the Art of Living online conference.
The Conference Theme & Topics
This one-of-a-kind event will explore key themes drawn from a new five-booklet series called Henri Nouwen and the Art of Living: Insights from a Spiritual Master. Topics include Discovering the Divine, Finding Myself in God, Experiencing Deep Connection, Transforming our Pain, and Finding Peace in Anxious Times. You will discover valuable insights and practices to help you live a more gracious, grateful, and meaningful life!
Featured Keynote Speakers
Special Guests include: Sister Helen Prejean, Dr. C. Vanessa White, Father Ron Rolheiser, Rev. Marjorie Thompson, Sister Simone Campbell, Dr. Roberto Goizueta Jr., and Dr. Chris Pritchett.
Mark Your Calendar!
◙ Friday, June 4, 2021 @ 7 - 9 pm EST
◙ Saturday, June 5, 2021 @ 9 am - 4 pm EST
* Live Q&A's hosted by Dr. Michael Christensen & Guests will follow Sessions 2 & 7
Where to Purchase the Books Featured in the Conference
About the Henri Nouwen Society
The Henri Nouwen Society exists so that others can experience the unconditional love of God that Henri Nouwen discovered in his life. They publish to deepen and expand Henri's impact, preserve to protect and promote his legacy, and most importantly, provide resources like books, videos, podcasts, events, and free Daily Meditations for those looking to feed their spirit and grow in their faith.
Sister Helen Prejean
Sister Helen Prejean is known around the world for her tireless work against the death penalty. She has been instrumental in sparking a national dialogue on capital punishment and in shaping the Catholic Church's vigorous opposition to all executions. Her book Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States ignited a national debate and spawned an Academy Award winning movie, play, and an opera. For More | Sister Helen Prejean
"Ask not for understanding. Ask for the fire!"
| Friday, June 4, 2021 @ 8 PM EST * LIVE Q&A to follow
Fr. Ron Rolheiser
Fr. Ron Rolheiser is President Emeritus and Full Time Faculty at Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas. A teacher, theologian and award-winning author, he is in demand as a speaker in the areas of contemporary spirituality and religion and the secular work. Among his books are the best seller The Holy Longing: The Search for Christian Spirituality and Sacred Fire: A Vision for a Deeper Human and Christian Maturity. His newspaper column “In Exile” is carried by Catholic publications around the world. For More | Fr. Ron Rolheiser
"Finding Peace in Anxious Times – Insights from the Struggles of Henri Nouwen"
| Saturday, June 5, 2021 @ 1 PM EST
Dr. C. Vanessa White
Dr. C. Vanessa White is Associate Professor of Spirituality and Ministry at Catholic Theological Union and dual appointment as Associate Director of the Th.M. Program at Xavier University’s Institute for Black Catholic Studies. She is a retreat facilitator and spiritual director who lectures on such topics as Black spiritual history, Christian spirituality, discernment, and adult faith formation. For More | Dr. C. Vanessa White
"Henri Nouwen and the Formative Journey"
| Saturday, June 5, 2021 @ 11:15 AM EST * LIVE Q&A to follow
Dr. Roberto Goizueta
Roberto S. Goizueta is the Margaret O’Brien Flatley Professor Emeritus of Catholic Theology at Boston College. Dr. Goizueta is a former President of both the Catholic Theological Society of America and the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States. The National Catholic Reporter named him one of the ten most influential U.S. Latino/a educators, pastors, and theologians. His book Caminemos con Jesús: Toward a Hispanic/Latino Theology of Accompaniment (Orbis, 1995) was named one of the “Fifty Foundational Books in Race, Ethnicity, and Religion” by the Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Religion. For More | Dr. Roberto Goizueta
“God Loved us First”: The Roots of Liberation Theology"
| Saturday, June 5, 2021 @ 10:10 AM EST
Sister Simone Campbell
Sister Simone Campbell is the former Executive Director of NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice – a federal advocacy organization founded by Catholic Sisters to lobby in Washington, D.C. for policies that mend the gaps in income and wealth in the United States. She has led six cross-country “Nuns on the Bus” trips focused on tax justice, healthcare, economic justice, comprehensive immigration reform, voter turnout, bridging divides in politics and society, and mending the gaps. Sister Simone Campbell wrote the famous “Nuns’ Letter,” considered by many as critically important in convincing Congress to support the Affordable Care Act in 2010, and is the author of “A Nun on the Bus: How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change, and Community,” published by HarperCollins and her second book “Hunger for Hope” published this year by Orbis Books. She has received numerous awards, spoke at the 2012 and 2020 Democratic National Convention, and has appeared on 60 Minutes, The Colbert Report, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. She is a religious leader, attorney, and poet with extensive experience in public policy and advocacy for systemic change. For More | Sister Simone Campbell
“Being a Wounded Healer in the time of the pandemic"
| Saturday, June 5, 2021 @ 9:00 AM EST
Rev. Marjorie Thompson
Marjorie Thompson has served as a teacher, writer, and retreat leader for more than 30 years. Ordained in the Presbyterian Church USA, Marjorie has been called into a ministry of teaching and writing in spiritual formation for over three decades. Author of Courage for Caregivers, and the best-selling Soul Feast, Marjorie has long considered writing central to her vocation. Her most recent venture is the shared authoring of Henri Nouwen and the Art of Living, to help mark the 25th Anniversary of Henri’s death. For More | Rev. Marjorie Thompson
“Suffering and Transformation"
| Saturday, June 5, 2021 @ 2:05 PM EST * LIVE Q&A to follow
Dr. Chris Pritchett
Dr. Chris Pritchett currently serves as Senior Pastor of Mount Olympus Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) in Salt Lake City, while also serving on the Board of the Henri Nouwen Society. Chris holds degrees from Westmont College, Fuller, Princeton and Portland Seminaries. As a cancer and trauma survivor, Chris has a particular interest in the integration of spiritual and psychological healing, and finding joy in the midst of sorrow. He and his wife, Devon, have three children: Hannah, Abby and Lucas. Together they enjoy an active and outdoor lifestyle in Salt Lake City. For More | Dr. Chris Pritchett
"Healing our Image of God and Ourselves"
| Friday, June 4, 2021 @ 7 PM EST
Henri Nouwen & Art of Living Featured Books
Finding Myself in God
Discovering the Divine
Experiencing Deep Connection
Transforming our Pain
Marjorie J. Thompson
Finding Peace in Anxious Times
Marjorie J. Thompson