Summer 2017: Put Out into the Deep
This issue of Occasional Papers takes the theme, “Put Out into the Deep,” (Luke 5:4). Through a variety of approaches, we explore the call that comes to us through the complexities of these times – globally, nationally, and within religious life realities. Fragile global economies, acts of terrorism, enormous growths in science, rapidly evolving technologies, as well as seismic changes in our religious communities create conditions that urge us toward deep thought and reflection in ways perhaps not required by earlier times. These times elicit questions that require the best of our thinking, prayer, and discernment. Articles explore how we are being called to live with a depth of engagement with reality that transforms us at our deepest core and leads to action for the common good. Included is an interview with Richard Rohr, OFM, who has been for many years teaching practices of contemplation that express themselves in radical compassion, especially for the socially marginalized, and an interview with Otto Scharmer, well-known for his work with Theory U, "presencing," and leadership.