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Michael Poffenberger is the Executive Director of the Center for Action & Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and he is part of a younger generation of leaders seeking to integrate contemplative practices with compassionate social action. 

Michael was inspired in college by spending time with Saint Mother Teresa and her sisters of charity in Kolkata, India, and then learning about the work of Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker Movement, and the writings of Thomas Merton on contemplation and social action.

Prior to arriving at the CAC as executive director, Michael helped to found the Uganda Conflict Action Network, which is now called Resolve.  At Resolve, Michael led bipartisan coalitions and developed international campaigns to advance policy change for war-affected communities in Africa. He helped author and win passage of legislation focused on the prevention of violent atrocities and testified before both the US Congress and the United Nations Security Council. 

Michael has an impressive background, and he understands how important it is to ground our work of love and justice in the world in a spiritual practice that keeps us centered and humble. 

Learn more about Michael and the Center for Action and Contemplation at https://cac.org/

And you can support the important advocacy work of Resolve at https://www.theresolve.org/

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