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Richard Rohr Reorders the Universe

posted on February 5, 2020

The New Yorker’s Eliza Griswold profiles Richard Rohr, a Franciscan friar, author, and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Rohr has written a new book called “The Universal Christ,” which argues that a focus on Jesus has been misplaced, and that Christianity isn’t the only religion through which people can feel close to God. His center offers classes that incorporate Buddhist, Hindu, and yogic practices. Much of Rohr’s popularity comes from millennials, which he believes “signifies a deep spiritual hunger on the part of young people who no longer claim affiliation with traditional religion.” Rohr says, “People aren’t simply skeptical anymore, or even openly hostile to the church. They just don’t see a relevance.”

Read at The New Yorker