Author, practitioner and contemplative activist, Chris Heuertz has recently joined the international Board of Alongsiders.

Chris Heuertz has spent his life bearing witness to the possibility of hope in a world that has legitimate reasons to question God’s goodness.

Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Chris moved to India where he was mentored by Mother Teresa for three years.

Chris and his wife Phileena served with the Word Made Flesh community for nearly 20 years, working for women and children victimized by human traffickers in the commercial sex industry. This has taken Chris to over 70 countries working among the most vulnerable of the world’s poor.

In 2012 Phileena and Chris launched Gravity, a Center for Contemplative Activism.

Named one of Outreach magazine’s “30 Emerging Influencers Reshaping Leadership,” Chris is a curator of unlikely friendships, an instigator for good, a champion of collaboration, and a witness to hope, Chris fights for a renewal of contemplative activism.

Listen as Chris shares about how to hold onto hope in the face of suffering, poverty and death.