“I got a new sense of what interfaith understanding and cooperation might entail for me.”
The New Contemplatives Initiative seeks to illuminate the web of connections with and among emerging spiritual companions in hopes of creating more opportunities for spiritual guidance and contemplative formation for those in the first half of life. Launched during the 2012 SDI educational events in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, the New Contemplatives Initiative Scholarship and Bursary Award will continue to welcome New Contemplatives to the 2014 Emerging Wisdom educational events in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.
Meet the 2013 New Contemplatives
Pictured above, the 2013 New Contemplatives share a glimpse of their connection to the ancient tradition of spiritual companionship. From left to right: Sam Rahberg; Reverend Julene Tegerstrand; Dr. Helen Kwon; Rachel Bruns; Terri Pahucki; Amy Larson; Kristen Hobby, MASD; Christianne Squires; Becky Eldredge; Rachel Twigg Boyce; and Rhesa Higgins.
To learn more about the New Contemplatives Initiative at the 2012 educational events, please see the article “SDI Launches New Contemplative Initiative” in the August 2012 issue of Connections. Donations can be made to the New Contemplatives Initiative on the SDI website. Thank you for your generosity.
How to Apply
Are you an emerging contemplative under the age of forty? The New Contemplatives Initiative Scholarship and Bursary Award is your opportunity to engage with the global learning community of Spiritual Directors International and other spiritual companions in the first half of life at Emerging Wisdom.
To apply, download the application and return it via e-mail to email@example.com by November 29, 2013. Please note: You must apply for financial assistance before you register for the conference. Applicants must be under the age of forty at the time of Emerging Wisdom (April 25–27, 2014). If you have any questions about applying, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.