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New Contemplatives

2015 New Contemplatives cohort
Left to right: Alan Haras, Ashley Plotnick, Avi Craimer, Tessi Rickabaugh,
Lacy Ellman, Rhonda Miska, Niesha Steinke, and Lauren Burdette (facilitator)

Are you under the age of forty and called to the ministry and service of spiritual companionship? Would you learn best in a cohort of similarly called servant leaders?

Perhaps you know someone under forty who would benefit from a full scholarship to the 2016 Emerging Wisdom conference?

Would your compassionate heart be delighted to donate in support of the New Contemplatives Initiative?

Who are SDI New Contemplatives?


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 2016 Emerging Wisdom educational events in San Diego, California, USA.

Donate to the New Contemplatives Initiative


Generous donors make the New Contemplative Initiative possible and more donors are needed to grow the program. Please contribute to the New Contemplatives Initiative through the secure store on the SDI website. Thank you for reaching out to support the next generation of compassionate spiritual companions.

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