A World of Solutions: The U.N. Climate Sequel

A week after the short film What’s Possible opened the U.N. Climate Summit, producer Lyn Lear and director Louie Schwartzberg are back with a sequel that expands on their vision for climate change solutions.

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Peia- Rise Again

How many times have we circled this fire, a prayer upon our lips?
How many times have we gone to the water’s edge to give thanks for these gifts?
And we will rise again, we will rise again. My people will rise again, We’ll rise.
So many times I’ve looked out across the ocean,
wondered what is it all for?

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Journey of Hope: The Mayflower Carbon Neutral Story – Video

The film tells the story about Mayflower United Church of Christ’s work to become carbon neutral by 2030. It offers powerful insights into what it takes to move a community into a more harmonious relationship with the natural world.

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Resurrection is Hope For Every Day

In the midst of this annual affirmation of the power of love over death, as a Christian minister I’ve occasionally been tugged aside by a church member. In hushed, earnest, and slightly embarrassed tones they’ve asked: “What does the resurrection mean for me, today?”

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Are Naked Pastors the Future of the Church?

When was the last time you were naked?   No, I mean really naked?   I’m not talking about clothes here, I’m talking about your spirit?  I ask this unusual question because today I am excited to share …

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7 “At Some Points” of Christianity

  Have you ever tried to articulate your progressive / evolving / emergent reasons for remaining a Christian? (without it being primarily focused around what you no longer believe?)  A few years ago I took a shot at …

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How Can Women Become Fully Included Christians? A Discussion with Professor Trelawney Grenfell-Muir

For the past 5000 years or so, women have been considered less-than men when it came to the Judeo-Christian reindeer games.   Granted, Christianity in general has come a very long way, and women are no longer considered …

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The Muslims We Aren’t Hearing About. Interview with Progressive Muslim Huffington Post writer, Ro Waseem.

I am excited to talk today to Ro Waseem, writer for the Huffington Post and founder of Quranalyze It. Ro is a leading voice for the progressive Muslim movement, and I think many followers of progressive faiths and philosophies around the world would be interested to learn a little bit more about the progressive Muslim movement; especially given our common appreciation of interfaith ecumenism, as well as the challenges our world is currently facing.

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Can Human Civilization Truly Live Long and Prosper as Mr. Spock Suggested?

In the wake of Leonard Nimoy’s passing this week, I want to ask a very important question; which is whether we humans, as co-inhabitants of our planet Earth, can truly figure out a way to live a long …

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WWJO (What Would Jesus Occupy) An interview with Professor Paul Nemecek about Jesus and Socio-Economics

Today I welcome Paul Nemecek to discuss Jesus and socio-economics. Paul is a social activist and a Professor of Sociology. He possesses a deep understanding and wisdom about some of the most impactful socio-economic issues, and I thought it would be a real treat to extend some of that insight to the wider Christian community, in order to foster some interesting and constructive conversation.

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Windows of Light

What my sitting room windows taught me about bringing light to the world.

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Medicine for the People – “Wash it Away” Music Video

Our prayers igniting, cast out into the shire
and the song of our struggle
came straight from the fire,
it goes:
holy holy grandmother, we sing
wash us clean of our pain and suffering
give us strength for our new beginnings
From my deepest grace I sing
wash away, it will wash away

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Colbie Caillat – Try – Music Video

A very sweet song and video that encourages women to love who they authentically are and to not give in to pressure to change the way they look, to be someone they aren’t. Perfect to share with young women in your life.

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O Sapientia — Wisdom’s Feast

The butterfly lives in a seamless realm, a matrix, poetically in the palm of God/dess’s hand, not alien or estranged. Is it possible for us to find that kind of confidence, or trust in the nature of the Universe itself? Let’s take a moment or two to think about Wisdom, and our place in the Universe. What kind of liturgy, or worship experience, would celebrate the kind of inclusive, nurturing community the butterfly knows without thinking about it?

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Eric Alexander Interviews The Friendly Atheist About Similarities and Differences Between Atheists and Progressive Christians

Hemant Mehta is one of the most well-known atheist bloggers (The Friendly Atheist) in America.

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The BIG Tent of Progressive Christianity

If I had a dollar for every time someone on the conservative side of the Christian spectrum said that I wasn’t a real Christian I would have, well…quite a few dollars. I have even had the distinction to be told that I wasn’t a Christian by some who call themselves progressive Christians. This type of thing is not uncommon on the conservative side of Christianity. To have certainty about what a Christian is and isn’t, and be willing (and eager) to kick people out who don’t match one’s own opinion of what Christianity is, has become part and parcel of modern conservative Christianity’s mission objectives. But on the progressive side of the coin I want to make a request, which is that progressive Christians worldwide just don’t do that type of thing, especially to each other, and here’s why.

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The Christmas Truce of 1914

As December cold enveloped the Western Front, a very remarkable Christmas story developed – an unofficial truce was observed by an estimated 100,000 British and German troops on the first Christmas Eve of the war.

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What Child Is This? The Reason For The Season

What can we learn from the Christmas story? I believe that just as Jesus seemed to be aware of the Divine Spark (or Christ) presence within him, which allowed him to love almost unreservedly and break boundaries, so too we are invited to see this Divine Spark within ourselves. God is literally with us. And isn’t this what we need in today’s world, where we see atrocities and tragedies such as the ones I listed above? If each of us were to acknowledge our inner divinity, and then recognize our neighbour’s inner divinity – regardless of their religious beliefs or non-beliefs – would we then see larger stepping stones toward global peace?

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