The Aramaic Jesus and World Wisdom:

Resources for Burnout, Retreat, and Renewal


with Neil Douglas-Klotz and Rev. Prof. Stephen Wright


Video conversation, live with recording available later for all who register.

Sunday, October 9

1800-1915 UK time
1900-2015 Central Europe
1000-1115 West Coast North America
1100-1215 Mountain
1200-1315 Central
1300-1415 East Coast

Neil and Stephen will talk about their experience working with people in need of retreat and renewal, especially around issues like burnout and the climate crisis. Neil will bring in resources from his soon-to-be released book Revelations of the Aramaic Jesus.

Stephen is the author of many books including Burnout: A Spiritual Crisis on the Way Home, Coming Home and Heartfulness. Before this he had a long and distinguished history in academia and as a nurse in the British National Health Service. As an editorial adviser and award-winning journalist he made many contributions on spirituality, nursing, and health. He works with organisations developing the practice of healing, spiritual care, leadership, conflict resolution and staff support. He is an ordained Interfaith Minister and spiritual director and brings a rich experience of spiritual practice from many faiths to his work. Stephen is also an Honorary Fellow of the University of Cumbria and is engaged in several collaborative and innovative projects for staff support and “soul-centred” leadership development. He teaches deep exploration of the contemplative Way (The Kentigern School) in collaboration with the Diocese of Carlisle. He is a member of of the Iona Community. Currently he is also working with groups globally and in his local community exploring spiritual responses and practical solutions to the emerging climate catastrophe and system collapse.

He writes: “The Sacred Space Foundation is a non-profit, non-denominational retreat centre and charitable trust located in Lake District National Park. For nearly 30 years, we have provided safe space for rest and reflection with one-to-one, personalised support from experienced and compassionate spiritual directors and guides.”

Freewill donations for this conversation gratefully received! To Stephen and the Sacred Space Foundation here and to Neil and the Abwoon Network here.

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In previous works Neil’s unique and integrative approach has always opened up new possibilities and left us desiring more. With Revelations so many of those wishes are fulfilled. In fearful times, where faith and spiritual exploration are often reduced to rigid beliefs, this book and indeed Douglas-Klotz’s whole body of work come as a fearless breath of fresh air –a liberating voice in the wilderness. Whether the reader is a Jesus follower or not, this work feeds the soul.

 — Rev. Prof. Stephen G Wright