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The Global Imperative: Rethinking Religion, Repurposing Science, Reimagining Society

Today’s discoveries in Big Science, innovations in technology, along with the globalization of society and empowerment of the individual are bringing about ever-increasing benefits for humanity. Nevertheless, worldwide justice, peace, equality and understanding still elude us.

For a more humane society, there is an overarching global imperative that we reconsider and reevaluate the claims of religion, the messages of science and our vision for society. With this new thinking can come a most positive and promising time in world history, a new Axial Age which could offer humankind the opportunity to bring about a truly better world and a more humane society. This goodness will happen only if we open our minds to new ways of thinking and believing. The Global Imperative offers reasons to change, guidance for our changing, and rationale for our success.


“Packed with a wealth of supporting information and original thought, this book offers a truly compelling path to a new age of justice, equality and peace.”
Andrew J. Young, Global Civil Rights Icon, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

“In this very provocative book, author Kelley urges all society to embrace new thinking based on fact-based scientific revelations about human existence. Rarely have my own beliefs been so profoundly affected as they have in reading The Global Imperative.”
Tom Johnson, former Chief Executive Officer of CNN Worldwide and Los Angeles Times.

“Blaine Kelley has written a compelling volume challenging the factual faith of the Christian story with power and sensitivity. The Church will ignore the message of this book at its peril.”
John S. Spong, Episcopal Bishop of Newark (Ret.), international leader, prolific author and lecturer on Progressive Theology

“This book demonstrates how a rethinking of supernatural religious beliefs and a recognition of Big Science moral truths can lead to breakthrough new possibilities for a better future.”
Wyche Fowler, Former U.S. Senator, Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, and Adjunct Professor at Oxford and Rice Universities

About the Author
Blaine Kelley is recognized as a visionary business leader, a champion of humanitarian causes and an advocate of progressive thinking. Mr. Kelley’s career ranges from founding and leading an award-winning real estate development company, to promoting and facilitating an award-winning water and health project in Kenya. Mr. Kelley has served on the Trustee, Director or Advisory Boards of more than thirty local, national, and international organizations. These include boards representing real estate development, commercial banks, civil rights advocacy, international relations, graduate business, divinity and public policy schools, a building museum, and local boards of chambers of commerce, mainline churches, and community arts. Drawing on the diversity of his experiences and skills, Kelley offers a profound message of critical thinking, global perspective, extensive research, compassionate concern and wise counsel. Visit his website here.

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