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* [[Peter Lawson]], ''Jesus Circles: a Way to Heal our Wounds, Subvert the Domination System, and Build an Abundant Future'' [http://www.jesuscircles.com/]
 
* [[Peter Lawson]], ''Jesus Circles: a Way to Heal our Wounds, Subvert the Domination System, and Build an Abundant Future'' [http://www.jesuscircles.com/]
 
* Hal Taussig, ''A New Spiritual Home: Progressive Christianity at the Grass Roots'' (Polebrdge Press, 2006) [http://www.westarinstitute.org/Polebridge/Title/SpiritualHome/spiritualhome.html]
 
* Hal Taussig, ''A New Spiritual Home: Progressive Christianity at the Grass Roots'' (Polebrdge Press, 2006) [http://www.westarinstitute.org/Polebridge/Title/SpiritualHome/spiritualhome.html]
* See also Hal Taussig, ""Grassroots Progressive Christianity" ''The Fourth R'' (May/June 2006)[http://www.sdc.unitingchurch.org.au/WestarProgressiveArticle.pdf] and related discussion questions from St David's Uniting Church, Canterbury (Melbourne, AU) [http://www.sdc.unitingchurch.org.au/progressivequestions.pdf]
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* See also Hal Taussig, "Grassroots Progressive Christianity" ''The Fourth R'' (May/June 2006)[http://www.sdc.unitingchurch.org.au/WestarProgressiveArticle.pdf] and related discussion questions from St David's Uniting Church, Canterbury (Melbourne, AU) [http://www.sdc.unitingchurch.org.au/progressivequestions.pdf]
 
* Ian Markham, ''Why Liberal Churches are Growing.'' (T & T Clark, 2006) [http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0567081737/203-0069072-3861518]
 
* Ian Markham, ''Why Liberal Churches are Growing.'' (T & T Clark, 2006) [http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0567081737/203-0069072-3861518]
 
* Michael Morwood, ''Tomorrow's Catholic. Understanding God and Jesus in a New Millennium'' (Spectrum, 1997); ''Is Jesus God?'' (Spectyrum 2001); ''Praying the New Story'' (Spectrum, 2003) http://www.morwood.org/
 
* Michael Morwood, ''Tomorrow's Catholic. Understanding God and Jesus in a New Millennium'' (Spectrum, 1997); ''Is Jesus God?'' (Spectyrum 2001); ''Praying the New Story'' (Spectrum, 2003) http://www.morwood.org/

Revision as of 22:28, 24 June 2006

This series is part of the Jesus Then and Now project.

Progressive faith communities

Finding a progressive faith community can be a challenge, as is the task of fashioning and sustaining a local faith community that is intentionally progressive ...

  • Please use this space to provide links to web pages for progressive faith communities.
  • You will see that we have not limited the listing to "Christian" faith communities, although they clearly form the majority of the entries in the first instance. Feel free to include progressive faith communities from the Quakers, Unitarian Universalists, and Unity traditions as well as progressive communities from Buddhist, Islamic and Jewish traditions.

You may also create a page for your own faith community within this wiki site. If you choose to do this, please create a link to the new page from this page, and also include the following line at the top of your new page:

  • "This page is part of the Progressive Communities series."

As the number of communities listed here builds up, we will choose one community to be featured each week.


For resources for ministry with children and youth, see Progressive Childrens Programs


Directories of progressive religious communities

The following directories provide help in locating local faith communities. Some focus on progressive communities while others are more denominational in character, but may identify progressive congregations within their listing.

  • Alternative Faith Communities Network (New Zealand) [1]
  • Church Search - National Church Life Survey (Australia) [2]
  • Covenant Network of Presbyterians [3]
  • Episcopal Church USA [4]
  • Intentional Communities directory [5]
  • More Light Presbyterians [6]
  • National Alliance of Parishes Restructuring into Communities [7]
  • Reconciling Ministries Network [8]
  • RENEW - spiritual renewal, evangelization and the transformation through parish-based small Christian communities. [9]
  • TCPC Directory of Churches [10]
  • Unitarian Universalist Association [11]
  • United Church of Christ Open and Affirming congregations [12]
  • United Methodist Church [13]
  • Unity Church [14]
  • Welcoming and Affirming Baptists [15]
  • Westar Institute - Directory of Churches [16]


Literature and web links

  • Jim Burklo, Open Christianity: Home by another road (Rising Star, 2000) [17]
  • Peter Lawson, Jesus Circles: a Way to Heal our Wounds, Subvert the Domination System, and Build an Abundant Future [18]
  • Hal Taussig, A New Spiritual Home: Progressive Christianity at the Grass Roots (Polebrdge Press, 2006) [19]
  • See also Hal Taussig, "Grassroots Progressive Christianity" The Fourth R (May/June 2006)[20] and related discussion questions from St David's Uniting Church, Canterbury (Melbourne, AU) [21]
  • Ian Markham, Why Liberal Churches are Growing. (T & T Clark, 2006) [22]
  • Michael Morwood, Tomorrow's Catholic. Understanding God and Jesus in a New Millennium (Spectrum, 1997); Is Jesus God? (Spectyrum 2001); Praying the New Story (Spectrum, 2003) http://www.morwood.org/
  • Resources for American Christianity [23]

Aotearoa New Zealand

  • Alternative Faith Communities Network [24]


  • Auckland: St Matthews-in-the-City [25]
  • Davenport: St Paul's Presbyterian


Australia

ACT

  • Canberra Baptist Church [26]
  • Curtin: St James Uniting Church


New South Wales

  • Charis Faith Community (Sydney) [27]
  • Epping: Epping Anglican, 3 Pembroke St
  • Hunters Hill: All Saints Anglican, 2 Ambrose St
  • Lindfield: St David's UC, cnr Pacific Hwy & Provincial Road [28]
  • Paddington: Eastside Parish Mission (UCA), Oxford St
  • Pitt Street: Pitt St Uniting Church [29]


Northern Territory


Queensland

  • Brisbane Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (Annerley)[30]
  • Earthlink (Four Winds) [31]
  • Sun Mountain Zen Community [[32]


  • Brookfield: Brookfield Centre for Spirituality [33]
  • East Brisbane: St Paul's Anglican
  • Forest Lake Anglican Forest Lake Anglican
  • Moggill/Mt Crosby: Anglican Parish
  • Progressive Spirituality Network [34]
  • South Brisbane: St Mary's Catholic Community [35]
  • West End: Uniting Church [36]
  • Windsor: St George Windsor Anglican Church


South Australia

  • Norwood: Clayton-Wesley Uniting Church, cnr Portrush Rd & The Parade (08 8431-2442)
  • Wayville: Christ Church Uniting Church [37]


Tasmania



Victoria

  • Canterbury: St David's Uniting Church [38]
  • East Malvern: Ewing Memorial Uniting Church
  • North Balwyn: St Aidan's Uniting Church [39]


Western Austalia



Canada

  • Edmonton, Alberta: Robertson-Wesley United Church
  • Toronto, Ontario: Hillcrest United Church


South America

United Kingdom

  • Leeds: All Hallows Church of England [40]



United States of America

This list began by combining an existing list of progressive communities which had some connection with the Foundation, with the 37 progressive churches (shown in bold red below) featured in Hal Taussig, A New Spiritual Home: Progressive Spirituality at the Grassroots (Polebridge Press, 2006). [41] It has grown with the addition of other names, and we aim to include all 1000 or so progressive Christian communities listed in the appendix of Taussig's book. Please feel free to add contact details or web addresses to these names, as well as to add the names and contact details of additional progressive communities.


Alabama

  • Birmingham: Pilgrim Congregational Church [42]
  • Birmingham: Unitarian Universalist Church, Birmingham [43]
  • Montgomery: Immanuel Presbyterian Church [44]
  • Tuscaloosa: University Presbyterian Church [45]

Alaska

  • Anchorage: Immanuel Presbyterian Church [46]
  • Palmer: Church of the Covenant [47]
  • Sitka: United Methodist Church of Sitka [48]

Arizona

  • Mesa: Celebration of Life Presbyterian Church [49]
  • Paradise Valley: Palo Cristi Presbyterian Church [50]
  • Phoenix: Asbury United Methodist Church [51]
  • Phoenix: Augustan Lutheran Church
  • Phoenix: Christ of the Desert/Catholic Church of Antioch [52]
  • Phoenix: Church of the Beatitudes [53]
  • Phoenix: Faith Lutheran Church [54]
  • Phoenix: Gentle Shepherd Metropolitan Community Church [55]
  • Phoenix: St Francis of Assisi National Catholic Church
  • Tempe: Santa Cruz Lutheran Church
  • Tempe: Scottsdale Congregational Church [56]
  • Tempe: University Presbyterian Church [57]
  • Tempe: Via de Cristo United Methodist Church, Scottsdale [58]
  • Tucson: Christ Presbyterian Church [59]
  • Tucson: Church of the Painted Hills [60]
  • Tucson: St Fechin's Ecumenical Apostolic Church [61]
  • Tucson: St Francis in the Foothills United Methodist Church [62]
  • Tucson: St Mark's Presbyterian Church [63]
  • Tucson: Southside Presbyterian Church [64]

Arkansas

  • Fayetteville: St Paul's Episcopal Church,

California

  • Danville: San Ramon Valley United Methodist Church [65]
  • Irvine: Irvine United Church of Christ [66]
  • Long Beach: First Congregational UCC [67]
  • North Hills: Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist [68]
  • Redding: Pilgrim Congregational Church [69]
  • Redlands: Redlands United Church of Christ [70]
  • San Carlos: Chalice Christian Church [71]
  • San Diego: Church Alumni Association [72]
  • San Francisco: Glide Memorial UMC [73]
  • San Francisco: Noe Valley Ministry [74]
  • San Francisco: Seventh Avenue Presbyterian Church [75]
  • San Francisco: St James Episcopal Church [76]
  • San Francisco: White Robed Monks of St Benedict [77]
  • San Rafael: Spiritual ThinkTank [78]
  • Santa Barbara: Unitarian Society, Santa Barbara [79]
  • Santa Rosa: Holy Wisdom Community [80]
  • Sausolito: Sausolito Presbyterian Church [81]
  • Sebastopol: Community Church of Sebastopol, UCC [82]
  • Stockton: Central Methodist Church - (209) 466-5046
  • Stockton: First Unitarian Universalist Church [83]
  • Woodland Hills: Woodland Hills Community Church [84]

Colorado

  • Boulder: First Christian Church - (303) 442-1861
  • Colorado Springs: Chapel of Our Savior Episcopal Church
  • Colorado Springs: First Congregational UCC [85]
  • Colorado Springs: First United Methodist Church
  • Dillon: Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church [86]

Connecticut


Delaware


Florida

  • Clearwater: Faith United Church of Christ [87]
  • Dunedin: Faith Presbyterian Church (possibly inactive?)
  • Jacksonville: Jacksonville United Church of Christ [88]
  • Orlando: Francis/Clare Community [89]
  • Pensacola: Unitarian Universalist Church of Pensacola - (805) 475-9077
  • Pinellas Park: Good Samaritan United Church of Christ [90]
  • Sarasota: First Congregational Church of Christ - (944) 953-7044
  • Sarasota: First United Methodist Church
  • Sarasota: Unity Church of Sarasota - (944) 955-0555
  • Tampa: Christ the Servant Apostolic Catholic Church [91]

Georgia

  • Decatur: Circle of Grace Community Church [92]

Hawaii


Idaho

  • Boise: First Presbyterian Church [93]

Illinois

  • Champaign: Community United Church of Christ [94]
  • Danville: Unitarian Universalist Community Church [95]
  • Downers Grove: First United Methodist Church - (630) 968-7120
  • Jacksonville: Congregational UCC [96]
  • Normal: New Covenant Community [97]
  • Oak Park: Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation [98]
  • Winnetka: Winnetka Congregational Church - (847) 441-3400

Indiana

  • Bloomington: First Presbyterian Church [99]
  • Indianapolis: North United Methodist Church - (317) 924-2612
  • Lafayette: Shalom UCC - (765) 743-1918

Iowa

  • Christ Episcopal Church, Cedar Rapids
  • Indianola: Crossroads United Church of Christ - (515) 961-9370

Kansas

  • Wichita: College Hill UMC [100]
  • Pittsburgh: First United Methodist Church [101]
  • Topeka: Central Congregational Church [102]

Kentucky

  • Spiritual Growth Network of Kentucky, Lexington [103]
  • Lexington: Unitarian Universalist Church - (859) 223-1448
  • Louisville: Covenant Community Church [104]

Louisiana

  • New Orleans: St. Paul's United Church of Christ

Maine

  • Cumberland Foreside: St Bartholomew's Episcopal Church [105]

Maryland

  • Adelphi: Paint Branch Unitarian Universalist Church [106]
  • Annapolis: Metropolitan Community Church of the Chesapeake [107]
  • Bethesda: Briggs Memorial Baptist Church [108]
  • Ellicott City: Channing Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church [109]
  • Silver Spring: Christ Congregational Church UCC [110]
  • Takoma Park: Seekers Church [111]

Massachusetts

  • Greenfield: St. Paul's Lutheran Church [112]

Michigan

  • Ann Arbor: Canterbury House, University of Michigan [113]
  • Ann Arbor: First Presbyterian Church - (313) 662-4466
  • Grand Haven: Extended Grace Faith Community [114]
  • Kalamazoo: Christian Church [115]
  • Kalamazoo. MI: Sunnyside UMC [116]
  • Spring Lake: Christ Community Church [117]

Minnesota

  • Minneapolis: Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church [118]
  • Minneapolis: St Mark's Episcopal Cathedral, Minneapolis - (612) 870-7802
  • Spring Lake: Christ Community Church [119]

Missouri

  • Kansas City: All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church - (816) 531-2131
  • Kansas City: Country Club Congregational UCC - (816) 523-4813
  • Kansas City: St Paul's Episcopal Church - (816) 931-2850
  • Kansas City: Unity Village [120]
  • Springfield: National Avenue Christian Church - (417) 869-9176

Montana

  • Billings: First Presbyterian Church [121]

Nebraska

  • Omaha: St Luke's UMC [122]

Nevada

  • Reno: First United Methodist Church of Reno [123]

New Hampshire

  • Jaffrey: The United Church of Jaffrey [124]

New Jersey

  • Franklin Lakes: Presbyterian Church at Franklin Lakes [125]
  • Martinsville: Christ Presbyterian Church [126]

New Mexico


New York

  • Brooklyn: Park Slope UMC [127]
  • Ithaca: St. Paul's United Methodist Church - (609) 273-5971
  • New York: Cathedral Church of St John the Divine [128]
  • New York: Riverside Church of New York [129]
  • Rutgers: Rutgers Presbyterian Church - (212) 877-8227
  • Shelter Rock: Unitarian Universalism Congregation [130]

North Carolina

  • Asheville: The Unity Cafe [131]
  • Raleigh: North Raleigh United Church [132]
  • Wilmington: Unity Christ Church of Wilmington [133]

North Dakota


Ohio

  • Cincinnati: First Unitarian Church
  • Dayton: Christ Episcopal Church [134]
  • Strongsville: SouthWest Unitarian Universalist Church [135]
  • Toledo: First Unitarian Church of Toledo - (419) 241-7189

Oklahoma

  • Norman: St Stephen's UMC [136]
  • Tulsa: All Souls Unitarian Church [137]
  • Tulsa: Community of Hope, UCC - (918) 747-6300
  • Tulsa: Fellowship Congregational Church [138]

Oregon

  • Eugene: First Christian Church (Disciples) [139]
  • Lake Oswego: Lake Oswego UCC [140]
  • Portland: Faithspring Community [141]
  • Portland: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral [142]

Pennsylvania

  • Chestnut Hill: Chestnut Hill UMC [143]
  • Philadelphia: St Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic [144]
  • Lancaster: Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster [145]
  • Wayne: Central Baptist Church [146]

Rhode Island

  • Providence: Benefit Congregational Church UCC - (401) 331-8944


South Carolina


South Dakota


Tennesee

  • First Presbyterian Church, Elizabethton [147]

Texas

  • Austin: Live Oak Unitarian Universalist [148]
  • Austin: St Andrew's Presbyterian [149]
  • Carrollton: Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church [150]
  • Fort Worth: First United Methodist Church
  • Houston: St Stephen's Episcopal Church [151]
  • Huntsville: The Universal Ethician Church [152]
  • San Antonio: Spirit of Peace Church [153]
  • Tyler: Order of Christian Workers (St Dismas Community) [154]

Utah


Vermont


Virginia

  • Annandale: Little River United Church of Christ [155]
  • Reston: Unitarian Universalist Church [156]

Washington

  • Bellevue: First Congregational Church - (206) 454-5001
  • Kennewick: The Center for Positive Living, The Tri-Cities Church of Religious Science [157]
  • Seattle: Plymouth Congregational UCC - (206) 622-4865
  • Seattle: Seattle Congregational Church - (206) 365-7514
  • Seattle: University Congregational Church UCC - (206) 524-2322
  • Spokane: Covenant Christian Church [158]
  • Tacoma: First Congregational Church [159]
  • Wenatchee: First United Methodist Church - (509) 663-4114
  • Yakima: Northwest Regional Christian Church (Disciples) - (509) 448-1311

West Virginia


Wisconsin

  • Allenton: Jesus our Shepherd Parish [160]
  • Madison: First Unitarian Society [161]
  • Madison: Covenant Presbyterian Church - (608) 233-6297
  • Milwaukee: Perseverance Presbyterian Church - (414) 463-4160

Wyoming

  • Casper: First Presbyterian Church - (307) 237-9509

District of Columbia

  • All Souls Unitarian Church [162]
  • Foundry United Methodist Church [163]
  • St Mark's Episcopal Church, Capitol Hill [164]