Compassion Workshop with Andrew Dreitcer, Ph.D.

Andrew Dreitcer, Ph.D., Professor of Spirituality, Claremont School of Theology

About the Presenter:

Dr. Dreitcer has been the co-founding director of a seminary program in spiritual direction and served 15 years as a Presbyterian pastor. Studies with Henri Nouwen and a year spent at the ecumenical monastic community of Taizé significantly shaped his own spiritual life and his perspective on both the role of spiritual formation in theological studies and the value of contemplative studies in academia. Dr. Dreitcer’s current research and teaching interests lie in the exploration of the nature and experience of contemplative practices across religious traditions, the relationship between spiritual practices and neuro-scientific understandings, the ways in which contemplative practices form compassionate actions and attitudes of living, and Christianity as a spiritual path of engaged compassion. He is also Director of Spiritual Formation at Claremont School of Theology, co-director of the Center for Engaged Compassion, and director of the Hybrid-Online DMin in “Spiritual Renewal, Contemplative Practice, and Strategic Leadership.