Contemplatives in Action

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Make a Difference: Contemplatives in Action

At the heart of Ignatian spirituality is the idea of being “contemplatives in action”. Our faith and prayer lead us to loving action for justice, and action leads us back to reflection and prayer.

Contemplatives in Action is a monthly reflection group for people engaged with social justice, whether through volunteering, activism, work, or simply concern for the needs and struggles of people living in poverty in London. 

Current group members work as advocates, mentors and befrienders alongside people in prisons, hospitals, homeless shelters and sleeping rough, in communities of people with learning disabilities, and with outreach agencies for refugees, asylum seekers, forced migrants, and other marginalised people.

We meet once a month to reflect on our experiences of action, spend time in prayer, share with one another in small groups, and explore Catholic social teaching.  Since volunteering may also involve us stepping outside our comfort-zone, this monthly time together – rooted in the Ignatian practice of seeking God in all things – helps the group to build community and to support one another.

If this resonates with you and you would like to join us to gain support in your social justice work or volunteering then find out more about the Contemplatives in Action group and see the dates for this year's meetings >>

If you are currently searching for a volunteering opportunity, see Caritas Westminster.

Should you require any further information please contact Theo Hawksley: [email protected]