Encountering Silence and Contemplating Now

This week of Encountering Silence, we’re listening in on co-host Cassidy Hall’s new podcast, Contemplating Now: A Podcast about the Intersection of Contemplation and Social Justice.
Don’t worry—Encountering Silence is still here and we will continue to bring you episodes exploring the beauty and importance of silence from many angles. Stick around for some very exciting upcoming interviews and conversations!
In this very first Episode of Contemplating Now, Cassidy Hall interviews previous guest of Encountering SilenceTherese Taylor-Stinson in a conversation titled, “Everybody Can Be A Mystic.”

I think everybody can be a mystic… Mystic means you’re living with a certain amount of uncertainty. –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.

We can all be getting in some trouble if we aren’t going along with the status quo. –Therese Taylor-Stinson

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Contemplating Now music: Trapezoid Instrumental, by EmmoLei Sankofa Introduction music: First Steps, by Cast Of Characters

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