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Tony Murray

Tony Murray is Convener and Secretary for Illuman of Louisiana.

Click here for the Soularize 2016 Speaker Submission Form

about illuman 
Illuman is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose vision is to see  men transforming men and, through them, families and communities for generations to come.  Our mission is to engage those seeking a life-long journey of spiritual transformation.


Drawing from a deep well
1. Reasons to attend "Soularize 2016: MEN Talks - Show Up and Act!" and the "Drawing from a Deep Well: A Men's Retreat with Fr. Richard Rohr" from November 3-6, 2016
We are pleased that men from 28 states and three countries have registered to attend Soularize 2016 - Show Up and Act! and the Drawing from a Deep Well: A Men's Retreat with Fr. Richard Rohr. Below are some of the reasons they are coming. We hope you will discover your own reasons and join us also!

"I am drawn to the Southwest and find the Hyatt Tamaya to be a holy space where connection and spirituality flow easily. I am fed by the whispers of sacred ground, the shimmering yellow cottonwood trees, the steady and deep flow of the Rio Grande, and the vibrant desert."

"I am looking to be inspired by the authentic and humble witness of twelve men at Soularize as they share their journeys of how they show up for action in the world."

"I want to remain connected to this community of like-minded Brothers, committed to deeper spiritual journeys, and also meet new Brothers, to share and learn from their experiences."

"I am always surprised when I take my place in building a container where true transformation occurs and unexpected gifts can arise."

"Like many men, I was drawn to my journey by Fr. Richard and want to hear more about the deep well that we all draw from."

"I am ready to recommit and rekindle the fire within me to be of service to myself and my community."

**To find additional information for Soularize 2016 and Drawing from a Deep Well: A Men's Retreat, visit our event website **
2. Speak at Soularize 2016: MEN Talks - Show Up and Act!
As we get serious about our spiritual journey, we seek to express our spirituality through service. "How do I serve?" is an enduring question that has many answers-and we want to hear about how you serve. Soularize 2016 will provide twelve men with a public platform to share your life-shaping service, passion, and unique perspective about integrating service and spirituality. Whatever your topic (clearly connected to your journey-not a sales/promotion pitch), share it with us by submitting an application to speak. For more information on this public speaking opportunity, please download our speaker submission form by clicking here.
3. Recognizing a major milestone for an Illuman Brother
While Illuman does not typically publicize birthdays of our Brothers, there are exceptions and we are happy to celebrate Stephen Gambill as he turns 70 in July. Anyone who has participated in a Men's Rites of Passage has experienced Stephen's heartfelt service through the rituals he created, which are an integral part of the MROP. As Fr. Richard Rohr offered, "Remember, he more than anybody else, helped me put the Rites together." So, on behalf of all the men who have experienced transformation at an MROP and for those to come, we offer Stephen a heartfelt "Happy Birthday!"
4. New Regions in Mississippi and the Carolinas
We are pleased to announce that Illuman has new regions forming in Mississippi and the Carolinas. If you live in these areas and want to learn more, please reach out to our regional contacts. For Mississippi, please contact Jason Lee at jlee.xmsn@gmail.com. For the Carolinas region, please contact Don Griffin at griffindon77@gmail.com.
5. Conspire 2016 hosted by the Center for Action and Contemplation
conspire 2016
Our friends at the Center for Action and Contemplation invite men and women to CONSPIRE 2016: Everything Belongs. Father Richard Rohr and friends-Christena Cleveland, James Alison, and Mirabai Starr-will explore ways of bringing reconciliation, healing, and wholeness to a suffering world. Join them in New Mexico or watch online, July 15-17, 2016.  Visit
https://cac.org/events/conferences/conspire-2016-overview/ for more information.
Fr. Richard Rohr
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