October 21, 2013 / Praxis
Chris Heuertz discusses how contemplative practices can help sustain activism, lead to a more holistic health, and create unlikely communities.
Chris Heuertz and his wife, Phileena, served with the Word Made Flesh community for nearly 20 years, working for women and children victimized by human traffickers in the commercial sex industry. In 2012 they launched Gravity, a Center for Contemplative Activism. Heuertz is a frequent contributor to such publications as Christianity Today, Duke’s Faith and Leadership, Q Ideas, Relevant, The Work of the People, and the Washington Post. He is also the author of Simple Spirituality: Learning to See God in a Broken World (2008), Friendship at the Margins: Discovering Mutuality in Service and Mission (2010), and Unexpected Gifts: Discovering the Way of Community (2013).