Sunday, July 22, 2007

Progressive Faith

Check out this interesting statement of belief that I have recently run across.

It is posted at http://progressivechurches.org/ and affirmed by a great church community I have visited in my spiritual wanderings http://www.northraleighunited.org/.

"If you understand that faith is a matter of mind as well as heart, and that taking the Bible seriously means it cannot always be taken literally...

If you know that God's love embraces all persons equally, no matter their gender, race, or sexual identity...

If, for you, diversity, tolerance, and inclusivity are strengths to be taught…

If you believe that the Christ calls us to be nothing less than global citizens, that the social expression of love is justice, and that spiritual concerns are inseparable from commitment to the natural world...

If you've wished for a more open and embracing community of faith to nurture your spirit and raise your children, and haven't yet found a place of belonging...

then we warmly invite you to any of the congregations listed on this
page. "


http://progressivechurches.org/

1 comment:

upuccer said...

Actually, the statement was authored by the pastor of North Raleigh United Church (now Umstead Park UCC) Rev. Doug Long, for Progressive Churches.org , which he helped to found. It is also found on the website of UPUCC as well.