The CENTER FOR ACTION AND CONTEMPLATION founded by Fr Richard Rohr in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is a center for experiential education, rooted in the Gospels, encouraging the transformation of human consciousness through contemplation, and equipping people to be instruments of peaceful change in the world.

GRANDCHAMP is a community comprised of about sixty sisters, coming from different Protestant Churches and from various countries. The majority of them live at Grandchamp, Switserland, where they seek to be a simple presence of friendship and prayer.

KAIROS SOUTHERN AFRICA is a movement of Christians in South and Southern Africa that aims to keep alive the legacy of Kairos theology, a type of faith and spirituality that discerns the work of God in the world today and that promotes prophetic theology. Kairos SA is connected to Kairos groups across the world. Please see

KAIROS PALESTINE is Palestinian Christians hoping through their Kairos document to provide the turning point to focus the efforts of all peace-loving peoples in the world, especially Christian sisters and brothers. “We believe that liberation from occupation is in the interest of all peoples in the region because the problem is not just a political one, but one in which human beings are destroyed”.

The SHALEM Institute for Spiritual Formation provides in-depth support for contemplative living and leadership — a way of being in the world that is prayerfully attentive and responsive to God’s presence and guidance.

TAIZé is a community of brothers in France which has a huge appeal on young people visiting yearly from all over the world. Established by Brother Roger and known for its particular style of worship with chanting, prayers and silence, it has reconciliation between divided Christians and seperated groups at its heart.

VOLMOED is a Christian retreat and conference centre in the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley just outside Hermanus.

RIVERSONG COTTAGE is a Retreat House in Villiersdorp. Need to rest, reflect and and be refreshed? Come away for a Quiet Day, a few quiet days on your own, with a friend or as a small group. Opportunities for stillness – to “be”, listen & pray. Safe space to talk and share. Spiritual Companionship/ Direction. Walk & sleep. Absorbing beauty, bird watching. Contact Chris and Donella Young 028 840 0841/ 082 377 8401/ Facebook: Retreat at Riversong Cottage. Only 1115km from Cape Town.