Improvised Liturgy

When we witness great improvisation, we're floored. Somehow the performer magically knows what to say, what notes to play, what gestures come next! They leave us spellbound because (seemingly) out of nothing comes something special. But great improvisers are not working from nothing. They have clearly defined structures and frameworks within which to work. They … Continue reading Improvised Liturgy

Hybrid Ways of Thinking

Ronya Dones, Virtual Artist in Residence 2022. Starting a new creative project of any kind is often intimidating, and this residency with Convergence was no different, but Lisa and Convergence community could not have been more supportive...

Science Says Spirituality is Good for Your Health

The health benefits of a spiritual life outweigh the health benefits of not eating fat or sugar. Spirituality posi­tively affects physical health, mental health, quality of relationships—even your GPA in college. I don’t know of anything I could eat that would do so much!Psychologist Dr. Lisa Miller, best-selling author and founder of Columbia University’s Spirituality … Continue reading Science Says Spirituality is Good for Your Health

Convergence Spotlight: Ronya Dones

Ronya Dones is Convergence's first "Virtual Artist in Residence." As an artist and teacher, Ronya examines human flourishing with child-like curiosity and modern sophistication. She has developed innovative spiritual, social-emotional and arts-based programming for individuals, families, schools, museums, libraries, rehabilitation centers, therapists, churches, community and social service agencies.

Karen Swenholt

Convergence Spotlight: Karen Swenholt

Sculptor, Karen Swenholt is our first in the Convergence Spotlight Video Series. Karen is a figurative sculptor who lives and works in Northern Virginia. She is currently Artist in Residence at Convergence in Alexandria, Virginia where her studio is located. Her large-scale sculptures are on view in the Convergence Sculpture Garden.

Meet Convergence

Meet Convergence

Convergence is the culmination of 14 years of stories. The stories of people coming together to grow spiritually and creatively. The stories of people sharing an expanded vision of the world; supporting each other in their quest to become who they were created to be. Convergence is 14 years of stories about finding faith, hope … Continue reading Meet Convergence