Fr. Richard Rohr is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province. He founded the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1986, where he presently serves as Founding Director. An internationally known speaker to many thousands of people a year, Richard's travels have recently taken him to Europe, Australia/New Zealand and South Africa. Teaching on such themes as adult Christian spirituality, men's spirituality, and politics and spirituality, Richard has partnered with such esteemed teachers as Thomas Keating (author of books on centering prayer), Ronald Rolheiser (author of the best-selling The Holy Longing), Joan Chittister (author of The Gift of Years), Phyllis Tickle (author of The Great Emergence), and Jim Wallis (founder of Sojourners and author of God's Politics). Richard is also well known for his numerous recorded teachings, through the Center's quarterly publication, Radical Grace, and is a regular contributing writer for Sojourners and Tikkun magazines.