Revolution of the Heart: The Counter Cultural Spirituality of Henri Nouwen


1996, Kevin F. Dwyer  .   

©1996, Kevin F. Dwyer

Date and Time

Friday, February 9, 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, February 10, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.


University of San Diego

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice

5998 Alcala Park

San Diego, CA 92110


The call to freedom and peace resounds as a deep need in our divided culture and violent times. The legacy of Henri J.M. Nouwen, perhaps the most widely read author of Christian spirituality of the later part of the 20th century, offers a unique perspective into developing an embodied spirituality that is capable of responding to today's divides with a porwerfully peaceful heart. Originally from the Netherlands, he spent many years in North America, mostly as an academic teaching courses on spirituality. But it was his time in Latin America, and his exposure to the liberation theology of Gustavo Gutierrez, that tranformed him most profoundly. His exposure to the political insecurity and economic disparity of the marginalized communities he encountered pushed his private contemplative experience into one that was rooted in an active and reflective faith. By following his example, this conference aims to offer the world fresh resources by which we can "dip deeply into the well of our own lives" to discern the ongoing liberating movements of God.

Featured Keynote Speakers:  Fr. John Dear, Sue Mosteller, CSJ, Robert Ellsburg, Shane Claiborne

Registration Cost

Full Registration: $150  (Registration increases to $170 on January 8)

Friday Night Only: $25

Faculty: $50

Student: $20

Accommodations are available at a disounted rate at the nearby Hacienda Hotel in Old Town. Be sure to mention you are attending a USD event.


To register please visit the Registration site.

Sponsors Include

USD Center for Christian Spirituality, The Henri Nouwen Society, USD Center for Catholic Thought and Culture, Point Loma Nazarene University.

For more information, please contact Erin Bishop 619 260-4785 or visit