Contemplating Now
Everybody Can Be A Mystic: A Conversation with Therese Taylor-Stinson
February 23, 2021
In her book exploring stories of contemplation and justice, Therese writes, “So that contemplation can be whole, it must consist of both inward solitude and reflection, and an outward response to the situations in which we find ourselves present and awake.” In this episode, Therese Taylor-Stinson discusses the importance of action being tethered to contemplation, the idea that we all are capable of being mystics, and her upcoming work and projects reflecting both.
A conversation with Therese Taylor-Stinson. Therese is the co-editor of "Embodied Spirits: Stories of Spiritual Directors of Color," and the editor of "Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around — Stories of Contemplation and Justice." She is an ordained deacon and elder in the Presbyterian Church (PCUSA), a lay pastoral caregiver, and a graduate of and an associate faculty member of the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation, where she previously served as a member of the board.

She is the founder of the Spiritual Directors of Color Network, an international, ecumenical/interfaith association of persons of color with a ministry of spiritual accompaniment. A native of Washington DC, she now lives in Maryland. Her ministry, like her books, explores the intersection of contemplative spirituality and the ongoing struggle for social justice and the dismantling of racism.

Spiritual Directors of Color Network

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