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New ProgressiveChristianity.org Website in 2012!

We are pleased to announce that a new global portal for Progressive Christianity is just around the corner! In early 2012, ProgressiveChristianity.org will have a brand new website. The new ProgressiveChristianity.org will be socially interactive, full of new resources and liturgy, and globally connecting.

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Theological Degrees and Certificates for the 21st Century Are Now Being Offered by Online University

Global Ministries University has launched a number of programs that include the latest information related to the New Testament and the historical Jesus.  Progressive Christians have the opportunity to earn a Doctor of Theology, Master of Theology, or certificate with a concentration in contemporary Christianity. 

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Pluralism Sunday – all year long!

There is still time to celebrate!  May 1, 2011 was Pluralism Sunday, but you can celebrate Pluralism Sunday any day of the year. We invite all of you to get involved in this special event.

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TCPC is Changing its Name!

You may have noticed that some changes are being made to The Center for Progressive Christianity- like our new name- ProgressiveChristianity.org.  In the next couple of months we are also going to be improving our website and clarifying our mission.  Our name change and logo change better reflects our mission to provide a global network of progressive Christians as well as offer support and tools to create local and global communities.

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PSR announces 2011 Distinguished Alumni/ae

The PSR Alumni/ae Council announces 2011 winners of distinguished leadership in their ministry or profession.

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A Free Groundbreaking Teleseminar Series

Join thirty of today’s most inspiring Christian leaders and esteemed scientists for a groundbreaking dialogue on how an evolutionary worldview can enrich your life, deepen your faith, and bless our world. On EvolutionaryChristianity.com

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Festival Premieres of “Thy Will Be Done”

 THY WILL BE DONE follows Male-to-Female Transsexual Sara Herwig in her path to ordination in the Presbyterian Church.  Efforts have been made to block her ordination by the evangelical conservative groups who don’t recognize her as female and question her fitness to be a Pastor…..

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On Butterflyfish

For Harvard Divinity School professor Matthew Myer Boulton, the musical experiment known as “Butterflyfish” – whose debut album, “Ladybug,” was hailed as “the ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’ for all ages” – has taken another delightful turn with its follow-up record, “Great and Small.”  And this time, the project was inspired by an ancient Jewish tale.

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Pluralism Sunday is May 2, 2010

Friends of Christian Pluralism: Pluralism Sunday is on May 2! Get your church or local group to join in the celebration of religious diversity.  On PLURALISM SUNDAY, churches celebrate elements of other world faiths in their sermons, litanies, and music; many feature speakers and singers from other faith traditions. Click more for more information and to sign up your church or group.

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National Faith Leaders to Hold April 27 Vigil in D.C. in Support of Effort to Stop the Export of Homophobia by U.S. Evangelists

WASHINGTON – April 26 – The Bishops and Elders Council of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, which is convening this week in Washington, D.C., will hold a noontime vigil, Tuesday, April 27, to support Ugandan lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. Uganda is considering the proposed “Anti-Homosexuality Bill,” which would make homosexuality punishable by life imprisonment or even death. Leaders from across the world have expressed outrage at this measure. There has been criticism of some U.S. evangelicals, such as anti-LGBT and anti-abortion extremist Lou Engle of The Call Ministries, who are accused of exporting homophobia to Uganda. Engle is slated to go to Uganda on May 2 for The Call Uganda, a mass evangelical stadium rally.?

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Leading international human rights organization Survival International opens office in Berkeley, CA

Survival has now opened a US office in order to reach the many US individuals interested in and supportive of tribal peoples and the many contemporary issues that they face. Situated in the David Brower Center, Berkeley, California, it is well placed to reach the many US supporters.  Run by Tess Thackara, the office will focus on initiatives to encourage support for tribal peoples and their movement towards self-determination.  To learn more about Survival’s work, visit http://www.survivalinternational.org/

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Call for Papers

The Johnnie Colemon Theological Seminary is announcing a Call for Papers for the 2010 Colloquium, “Allegorical Bible 2.0: Scholarship meets Allegory, Code, and Mysticism.”  The Colloquium will be held at the Universal Truth Center, Miami Gardens, Florida, May 20-22, 2010.

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Charter for Compassion

A call to bring the world together…We urgently need to make compassion a clear, luminous and dynamic force in our polarized world. Rooted in a principled determination to transcend selfishness, compassion can break down political, dogmatic, ideological and religious boundaries. Born of our deep interdependence, compassion is essential to human relationships and to a fulfilled humanity. It is the path to enlightenment, and indispensible to the creation of a just economy and a peaceful global community.

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2010 Fellowships Available for Theology Students

ATLANTA, Decembe 2009 – Gifted students across the U.S. and Canada who aspire to be pastoral leaders and professors can get help for their journeys through Fund for Theological Education (FTE) fellowships for the 2010-2011 academic year.  Right now, college students are finishing up their finals and looking forward to a few weeks of rest during the Christmas break. Many of them will use that time to reflect on what their futures will hold. Some may consider the corporate world; others may worry about further education options.

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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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Global Ministries University Offers Contemporary Theology

Global Ministries University is a unique university that offers nondenominational Christian theology, that is, theological training that does not require a belief in certain tenets. GMU embraces a vision of inclusiveness which honors the sacred in all religions and spiritual traditions. 

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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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