Andrew Dreitcer is Professor of Spirituality, Director of Spiritual Formation, Director of the D.Min in “Spiritual Renewal, Contemplative Practice, and Strategic Leadership,” and co-directs the Center for Engaged Compassion at Claremont School of Theology. He founded a seminary program in spiritual direction, and served 15 years as a Presbyterian pastor. Current work includes comparative explorations of spiritual practices across religious traditions – and how these practices form lives of engaged compassion. Andrew has co-led workshops on compassion, healing, reconciliation, and restorative justice in Zimbabwe, the US, and the UK. He studied at Wabash College, Oxford, Yale, and the Graduate Theological Union and UC Berkeley. A year at the ecumenical Christian monastery of Taizé and participation in an intentionally Afro-centric activist congregation have significantly shaped his own spiritual life. His book, Living Compassion-Loving Like Jesus, was named one of the “Best Books of 2017” by the website, “Spirituality and Practice.” Andy and his wife have two daughters.
Mind & Life Connections
2016 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies
2016 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session
2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session
Concurrent Session 3 – Heartfulness as Mindfulness: Affectivity and Perspective in Abrahamic and Dharmic Traditions
Linda-Susan Beard, Andrew Dreitcer, Brent A. Field, John Makransky, Rabbi Or Rose, Michael Spezio