RESOURCES FOR PRISONERS, CHAPLAINS, VOLUNTEERS
Center for Action and Contemplation
1705 Five Points Road SW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87105
The Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) is an educational nonprofit introducing seekers to the contemplative Christian path of transformation. Franciscan Richard Rohr founded CAC in 1987 because he saw a deep need for the integration of both action and contemplation—the two are inseparable. As Father Richard likes to say, the most important word in our Center’s name is neither Action nor Contemplation, but the word and. CAC’s programs and resources are designed to help deepen prayer practice and strengthen compassionate engagement in the world.
Contemplative Outreach Prison Outreach Service Team
1560 Union Valley Road, #909
West Milford, New Jersey 07480
Contemplative Outreach is a spiritual network of individuals and small faith communities committed to living the contemplative dimension of the Gospel. The common desire for divine transformation, primarily expressed through a commitment to a daily Centering Prayer practice, unites CO’s international, interdenominational community, which was co-founded by Thomas Keating in 1984. The mission of CO’s Prison Outreach Service Team (COPOST) is to accompany and provide resources to those affected by incarceration as they learn and practice Centering Prayer, as well as to support volunteers, both inside and outside locked facilities, who are called to engage in this activity, that together we may share in the process of divine transformation.
Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. (Association for Research and Enlightenment)
215 67th Street
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
800-333-4499 (toll free)
Edgar Cayce’s Prison Program was established in 1972 as the “Over the Wall” Prison Program. Over the Wall provides free books and materials focusing on meditation, mentorship, and small group work and has served over 36,000 men and women in nearly 4,000 prisons and jails around the world.
Human Kindness Foundation
P.O. Box 61619
Durham, North Carolina 27715
For over 50 years, Human Kindness Foundation has responded to the spiritual needs of incarcerated people with free books, newsletters, and personal correspondence. HKF serves tens of thousands of inmates in North America.