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Awakened World 2012

Our very own Fred Plumer from ProgressiveChristianity.org takes a seat among cultural leaders from 28 countries and every major world spiritual tradition at Awakened World 2012 in Rome and Florence, Italy, from October 13-21 A unique gathering …

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‘Jesus Of Nazareth’ Proposed Film Angers Christians With Depiction Of Jesus As Result Of Rape

A proposed new film about Jesus is outraging conservative Christians with its unorthodox story line. The Daily Mail reports the movie is based on the book “Jesus of Nazareth” by Paul Verhoeven, the Dutch director most famous for his films “RoboCop,” …

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Wild Goose Announces 2nd Site, “Wild Goose West,” for 2012

As many of you know, Wild Goose (www.wildgoosefestival.org) launched its debut festival at the intersection of justice, spirituality, music, and art in June 2011. Today, after much anticipation, we are pleased to announce we are expanding our festival …

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Wild Goose West Announcement

The festival “at the intersection of justice, spirituality, music and art” debuted to 1,700 people on a 72 acre farm in North Carolina last year. This year, ticket sales for the 2nd annual event in North Carolina have …

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Journey of the Universe Nominated for EMMY® Award

We are very pleased to announce that Journey of the Universe has been nominated for a regional (Northern California) EMMY® Award for Best Documentary! The EMMY® award is presented for outstanding achievement in television by The National …

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Archbishop Antonio Mennini, Pope’s Representative, Calls For Christians, Jews, Muslims To Unite Against Gay Marriage

Archbishop Antonio Mennini, a Vatican representative, has called onto other religious leaders to take a stand against allowing gay marriage in the United Kingdom. Archbishop Mennini serves as the “Apostolic Nuncio” to Great Britain, which means he serves as Vatican’s …

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Realm of You, CD

Music is a language that connects listeners to their past, the present, and perhaps, with the right amount of percussion, the timely pluck of a violin, and haunting crescendo of an ethereal voice, music can weave intricate gold harmonies into our futures…at least good music does. Fusion Fable’s music can.

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Children’s Spiritual Affirmation Posters – Package of 5

Spiritual Affirmation Posters for children from our children’s curriculum, A Joyful Path.
Package of all 5 Posters
Size: 13 x 19, laminated, with border

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List of Lessons in A Joyful Path, Year One

Title,  Lesson The Nameless One , Who or What is God? A Teacher of the Way,  Who Was Jesus The Stories of our Tradition,  The Bible and how we use it A Pocket Full of Coins,  Discovering …

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May Day Protests Across the Globe

Hundreds of thousands of people across the globe have taken to the streets to mark May Day, also known as International Workers’ Day. In Athens, Jakarta, Madrid, Tunis and beyond, protesters are refusing austerity and demanding decent …

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Charter for Compassion

Join us by signing the Charter for Compassion!

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Stand Still

Stand still. The trees ahead and bushes beside you
Are not lost. Wherever you are is called Here,
And you must treat it as a powerful stranger,
Must ask permission to know it and be known…

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Report: Humanity Must Stabilize Population, Consumption or Face ‘Downward Vortex’ of ‘Ills

Doing nothing would mean a “drift into a downward vortex of economic, socio-political and environmental ills” It is urgent that humanity work towards equity of consumption and slow the growth of the world’s population or we’ll head …

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PSR Summer Session 2012

Come to Berkeley this summer! Pacific School of Religion is a progressive Christian graduate institution with strong ties to many Christian denominations. This summer we are offering more than twenty courses from July 2 to August 10 …

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Spiritual Affirmation Poster – Inclusion

Spiritual Affirmation Poster for children from our children’s curriculum, A Joyful Path.

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Spiritual Affirmation Poster – God is Everywhere

Spiritual Affirmation Poster for children from our children’s curriculum, A Joyful Path.
God is everywhere, within me and around me.

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Spiritual Affirmation Poster – Expanding Awareness

Spiritual Affirmation Poster for children from our children’s curriculum, A Joyful Path.
I am a part of all creation.

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Spiritual Affirmation Poster – Success

Spiritual Affirmation Poster for children from our children’s curriuculum, A Joyful Path.
My success is measured in happiness and peace within.

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Spiritual Affirmation Poster – Prayer

Spiritual Affirmation Poster for children from our children’s curriculum, A Joyful Path.
My heart is connected to spirit through prayer.

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Shimmers of Light: Spiritual Reflections for the Christmas Season

With scriptural wisdom, theological reflection, and pastoral insight, Chuck invites the reader to encounter Advent as a transformative experience. He utilizes film, literature, and contemporary experience to draw readers into spiritual reflection on the Christian’s sacred story, exploring the redemptive possibilities of the Christmas season.
Chuck writes in the introduction: “It is my hope that amide all the glitter, glamor, gladness, and grief of the Christmas season, you will find some shimmers of light in these spiritual reflections that will enlarge your vision of God’s kingdom, expand your love for all persons, and evoke your creative participation with God’s project to heal and transform our world.”

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A Sample Lesson on Humility from the A Joyful Path, Children’s Curriculum

♥ Humility does not mean self-abasement, it means recognizing an Infinite power greater than our little self.

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Health Care is a Moral Imperative

Throughout the course of human history, there are times when a nation and its people must speak to moral imperatives — to speak clearly to what is faithful to our American ideals, what is compassionate toward our people and what is right for our country.  As spiritual leaders of diverse religious background and with one voice, we the undersigned appeal to our elected representatives, our President, and elected officials of the State of Indiana to provide affordable and accessible health care for all Americans.

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November 6-8, 2009: TCPC President to Lead Regional Event in Lafayette, CA

Guiding your Church through Change in Our Changing Times:Guiding congregational change requires a healthy sensitivity to the various dimensions of change that are taking place within the life of your community. Fred Plumer, TCPC President, will share a multilayered approach to guiding change within the vibrant life of your congregation that harnesses current cultural trends and the emerging spirit of Progressive Christianity.

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New President of United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities

The Rev. Mary E. McNamara has begun her term as the seventh president of United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, an ecumenical Protestant seminary in New Brighton, Minnesota. For the last decade, Rev. McNamara served as the executive vice president of Union Theological Seminary in New York, located near Columbia University, which offers a joint doctoral program with the university.  Rev. McNamara said, "What attracted me to United was the opportunity to work with a fine seminary with an established reputation for academic excellence, highly responsive to the many changes occurring in the church, and a commitment to progressive values within the tradition of the United Church of Christ…"

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Sermon for Memorial Day 2009 “Service”

In Chapter 4 of Luke’s gospel, Luke quotes Jesus as saying, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free.” And Jesus adds, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” Note what is being described here: actions, not just thoughts or principles. And note also the kind of actions these are: actions that serve others. Thus the theme of this Memorial Day sermon: service.

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