Speaking

To book speaking engagements,
contact Jane Redmont at  

* Dynamic speaker, thoughtful facilitator, sharing resources from ancient and contemporary religious thinkers and practitioners across races and cultures.

* Rooted in Anglican and Catholic Christian traditions, experienced in interreligious dialogue, committed to public conversation on religion, values,and spirituality in society.

* Experienced in teaching and nurturing spiritual practices for the long haul, in the stresses and wonders of everyday life and for the work of justice in the world.


Jane is also available as a guest preacher and has 40 years of preaching experience.

A sample of past speaking engagements:

"The New Food Renaissance: Discovering Our Local Treasures," with Susan DeMinico of Brookwood Community Farm. "Orchard Cove Invites" lecture series, Orchard Cove Continuing Care Retirement Community, Canton, Massachusetts, July 2014.

"Busy Life, Peaceful Center." Daughters of the King, Province I, annual retreat. Genesis Spiritual Life and Conference Center, Westfield, Massachusetts, May 2014.

"New Lenten Perspectives on Food and Fasting." Retreat day, Rolling Ridge Retreat and Conference Center, North Andover, Massachusetts, March 2014.


"What's New? What's Now? A Quiet Day on Calling." Episcopal Chaplaincy at Boston University, March 2013.

A week in residence at the Parish of St. Clement (Click the link  for details: a mix of spiritual formation, workshops, retreats, presentations, theology, and preaching.)  The Parish of St. Clement (Episcopal), Honolulu, Hawai'i, Lent 2013.

"This Fragile Earth, Our Island Home: An Ecological Spirituality of Lament and Hope." Two day conference (and sermon), Adelynrood Retreat and Conference Center, Byfield, Massachusetts, 2011.

"Prayer in our Busy Lives." Workshop, Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (WELCA) Triennial Gathering, Spokane, Washington, 2011.

Plenary worship leader and preacher. WELCA Triennial, Spokane, Washington, 2011.

"What's Race Got to Do with It? A Gospel Call to Racial Justice and Reconciliation." Adult Education Forum Series and sermon, St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, Mooresville, North Carolina, 2011.

"From Ground Zero to the Heartland: Religious Diversity and Public Conversation in the U.S." Seminar, Family Weekend, Guilford College, 2010.

"Spiritual Practices for the Busy, the Harried, and the Overcommitted." Lecture, Harvard Divinity School, 2009.

"Monastic Spirituality and the Rule of St. Benedict." Half-day workshop, School of the Spirit (Quaker spiritual formation program), 2007.

"Journey into the Heart of Prayer." Lenten Christian formation series, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Oakland, California, 2006. (Similar series in other Episcopal and Catholic churches in California and North Carolina.)

"Christian Feminist Spirituality." Day of retreat, reflection, and prayer, Collegium (Colloquy on Faith and Intellectual Life), University of Portland, Oregon, 2004. (Also at 1993, 1997, 1998, and 2001 Colloquies.)

"Prayer and Depression." Lecture, Joint Seminar, Clinical Pastoral Education student chaplains, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, 2003.

"Anglicans and Social Justice." Adult education series open to the public, Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, Berkeley, California, 2002.

"Catholic Women and Social Justice: A Transcontinental View." Lecture, Princeton University, The Crossroad of Religion and Politics series, 2002.

"Praying in the Present: A Jubilee Year View." Keynote address, Annual Assembly, Sisters for Christian Community, San Diego, California, 2000. (Also gave workshops on "Praying with Body, Breath, and Voice" and "Prayer and the Work of Justice.")

"Holy Is the Daily: Jewish Insights on a Christian Path." Public lecture, Glastonbury Abbey, Hingham, Massachusetts, 1999.

"When in Doubt, Sing: Spiritual Practices Old and New." Public lecture, Cambridge Forum, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1999.

"Pluralism, Power, and Passion." Baccalaureate Address, Oberlin College, 1997.

"Spirituality, Yes But What About Religion(s)?" Team lecture with Bishop Krister Stendahl, First and Second Church, Boston, 1994. (Event jointly sponsored with the Arlington Street Church.)

"Stopping Hate in Rhode Island: Priorities and Plans." Closing plenary address, Stop Hate conference, Providence, Rhode Island, 1992.

"Capitalism's Mixed Blessings: The Bishops' Letter and the U.S. Economy." Panel presentation with Harvey Cox, Peter Flanigan, and Donald Warwick, The Forum, Institute of Politics, John F. Kennedy School of Government, 1985. 

Jane  also gives academic lectures and presentations. (Her most recent one is "African, Feminist, Ecumenical: The Ecclesiology of Mercy Amba Oduyoye" at the 2014 American Academy of Religion.)

Her most recent online retreats, whose topics are also available as "in person" retreats, are listed here.