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Join Us In Celebrating Bishop John Shelby Spong On His 90th Birthday

Join Us In Celebrating
Bishop John Shelby Spong
On His 90th Birthday, Wednesday June 16th


Beloved and world-renowned, John Shelby Spong, whose books have sold more than a million copies, was bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark for 24 years before his retirement in 2001. His admirers acclaim him as a teaching bishop who makes contemporary theology accessible to the ordinary layperson — he’s considered the champion of an inclusive faith by many, both inside and outside the Christian church.

From 1991 to his retirement in 2017, Bishop Spong wrote a weekly newsletter for a growing global audience calling for a fundamental rethinking of Christian belief away from theism and traditional doctrines. has managed his newsletters and essays since 2011 – now under the Progressing Spirit umbrella, you can find the archive here.

We encourage you to send him your best wishes on this his 90th birthday.  Please address them to and they will all be forwarded to Bishop Spong.

As a way to acknowledging the contribution Bishop Spong has made in the lives of people all over the globe, we are asking his readers who have been touched by his life and writings, and wish to honor his 90th Birthday, to help keep his books and writings alive on Progressive and Progressing Spirit by making a donation today assuring his teachings are preserved for future generations.

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