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Resources including: Children & Family Curricula & Storytime; Confirmation/Affirmation of Baptism; Denominational Resources; Tween & Teen Mental and Spiritual Health; Sexuality & Identity; and Online/At-Home Tech


Against Civility     Baptized in Tear Gas: From White Moderate to Abolitionist     Be the Brave One: Living Your Spiritual Values Out Loud and Other Life Lessons     Better: Waking Up to Who We Could Be     The Bible in the Ashes of Social Chaos     Boomerang / Bumerán     Born Again and Again     Building Up a New World | Congregational Organizing for Transformative Impact     Call Us What We Carry by Amanda Gorman          Cornered by the Dark          The Cross in the Midst of Creation: Following Jesus, Engaging the Powers, Transforming the World     Defund Fear     Eighth-Day Discipleship: A New Vision for Faith, Work, and Economics     Book - Paperback     The Everyday Advocate: Living Out Your Calling to Social Justice     Picture of Everyone Must Eat     Faith, Class, and Labor     Faith-Based Organizing: A Congregational Planning Resource for Addressing Poverty     Picture of Faithful in Small Things     Book cover image: Fierce Self-Compassion: How Women Can Harness Kindness to Speak Up, Claim Their Power, and Thrive     Fight Like Jesus     Filled to Be Emptied     The Flag, the Cross, and the Station Wagon     Flip It Like This!          The God Who Riots: Taking Back the Radical Jesus     Humankind     John Pavlovitz; Pavlovitz; palvovitz; plavlovitz; jon Pavlovitz; john Pavlovitz book; Pavlovitz book; john Pavlovitz books; Pavlovitz books; new Pavlovitz; new john Pavlovitz; new Pavlovitz book; new Pavlovitz books; new john Pavlovitz book; new john Pavlovitz books; stuff that needs to be said; stuff that needs to be said blog; stuff that needs to be said book; spiritual none; spiritual nones; religious none; religious nones; if god is love; If god is love book; if god is love Pavlovitz; if god is love john Pavlovitz; if god is love Pavlovitz book; if god is love john Pavlovitz book; if god is love don’t be a jerk; if god is love, don’t be a jerk; if god is love dont be a jerk; if god is love, don’t be a jerk; finding faith that makes us better; finding a faith that makes us better humans; Christian living book; Christian living books; progressive Christian; progressive Christians; progressive Christianity; progressive Christian book; progressive Christianity book; progressive Christianity books; the church of not being horrible; how to be a better Christian; being a better Christian; Christian left; the Christian left; progressive Christian author, progressive Christian authors; john Pavlovitz twitter; john Pavlovitz facebook; Pavlovitz twitter; john Pavlovitz facebook; john Pavlovitz trump; john Pavlovitz Wikipedia; who is john Pavlovitz; john Pavlovitz author; john Pavlovitz blog; john Pavlovitz quotes;; john Pavlovitz bio; pastor john Pavlovitz youtube; liberal christian; liberal christianity; liberal christian book; liberal christianiy books; progressive religion; progressive religion books; F2021     Imagining Our Neighbors as Ourselves: How Art Shapes Empathy     Indispensable Church - Lifeway     Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and  Fractured a Nation: Kobes Du Mez, Kristin: 9781631495731: Books     Jesus for Farmers and Fishers: Justice for All Those Marginalized by Our Food System     Jesus Takes a Side     Journey to the Common Good, Updated Edition     Liberated to the Bone     Life After Doom     The Lightmaker's Manifesto: How to Work for Change without Losing Your Joy          Love Without Limits: Jesus' Radical Vision for Love with No Exceptions     Lurking Under the Surface: Horror, Religion, and the Questions That Haunt Us     Neighbor Love through Fearful Days: Finding Purpose and Meaning in a Time of Crisis     On Love and Mercy          Our Angry Eden: Faith and Hope on a Hotter, Harsher Planet     Parenting for a Better World: Social Justice Practices for Your Family and the Planet          Pleasure Activism          Practicing          Read This to Get Smarter     Reading the Times     Cover for Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul     Salty: Lessons on Eating, Drinking, and Living from Revolutionary Women     The Sandbox Revolution: Raising Kids for a Just World     Scapegoats: The Gospel through the Eyes of Victims     Simply Christian     Collected Poems     Theology in the Capitalocene: Ecology, Identity, Class, and Solidarity     To My Beloveds: Letters on Faith, Race, Loss, and Radical Hope          Unruly Saint: Dorothy Day's Radical Vision and Its Challenge for Our Times     Unsettling: Surviving Extinction Together     Upside-Down Apocalypse     Upside Down Living          The Way of Abundance: Economic Justice in Scripture and Society     The Way of Imagination     We Cry Justice: Reading the Bible with the Poor People's Campaign     We Make the Road by Walking: A Year-Long Quest for Spiritual Formation, Reorientation, and Activation by [Brian D. McLaren]     Welcoming the Unwelcome     What Would Jesus See: Ways of Looking at a Disorienting World     When We Stand     Where We Live | Environmental Activists' Fight to Save Their Communities (Cunningham)          The Words of Her Mouth | Psalms for the Struggle (Spong)          You Mean It or You Don't: James Baldwin's Radical Challenge

Websites, Articles, & Podcasts

Understanding Christian Nationalism: An invitation to explore the movement shaping American politics

Diana Butler Bass's three-essay exploration of the history, theology, and social movement that has brought us to where we are, today. Read all three. Study with others. Discussion questions are included in this post.

Murmurations: Returning to the Whole

adrienne maree brown

JUN 29, 2022

To heal ourselves, we must remember that we are a small part of a much greater whole.

Rev. Dr. Michael Piazza wonders: You HAVE received power. What are you doing with it?: Testing the Limits of Inclusion

Diana Butler Bass offers essential insights in New Old-Time Religion: Shall the Fundamentalists Win This Time?

Listen to her Ruining Dinner podcast, co-produced with Tripp Fuller of Homebrewed Christianity.


We need public rituals of confession … of lamentation.

Krista Tippet with Rev. Phil Jackson


Image credit: Manuel Alvarez Bravo, El ensueño (detail), 1931, photograph, Wikiart.

Father Richard Rohr encourages us to consider our relationship with Compassion in Contemplation Creates Compassion and Compassion as Steadfast Love, and more...


GoodDocs offers high quality streaming video documentaries and speakers covering a range of topics through diverse lenses.

1- to 3-year subscriptions are available for congregations.

See our Great Idea for one way to incorporate documentaries/speakers into congregational life and outreach.

Rev. Dr. Cameron Trimble encourages using The Subversive Way of Love when engaging in social justice efforts.

The Kaleo Center offers this excellent resource on Sevenfold Social Transformation: excellent reading for vision, mission, and identity discernment; outreach and organizing discussions; and community engagement decisions.

The Spiritual Edge

USC's Center for Religion and Civic Culture and KALW's The Spiritual Edge podcast shares its first season, Sacred Steps: intimate profiles of activists and humanitarians challenging the status quo. From a COVID ward in Boston, to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, each episode connects listeners to the struggles and hopes of individuals giving everything for the wellbeing of others. Listen to the trailer here.


An Interactive Journal on Christian Social Justice

Their Racial JusticeLGBTQIA+Gender and Environment pages are updated regularly with articles reflective of current events, issues, and practices.

[ ] Citations Needed is a podcast about the intersection of media, PR, and power. The language can be raw, but the conversations will fuel small group discussions.

Episode 58: The Neoliberal Optimism Industry may be a good place to start (see transcript here).

Curricula, Webinars, & Training

Danger Boat ProductionsThe skills improvisers use to create compelling stories are valuable off-stage too. In their workshops, Danger Boat facilitators guide groups through exercises to enhance listening, collaboration, and creativity. Participants will gain skills in: adaptive leadership, navigating different perspectives, creative brainstorming, deep listening, and comfort in the unknown. Workshops can be tailored for any group size and duration, from 55 minutes to multi-day retreats. Discover new approaches, bring your group closer, and build a “yes, and...” culture all while having fun.

The Art of Difficult Conversations Tane DangerThe Art of Difficult Conversations with Tane Danger of DangerBoat Productions/Theater of Public Policy

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Our Angry Eden: Faith and Hope on a Hotter, Harsher Planet

The Our Angry Eden Discussion Guide is perfect for church groups, book clubs, and individual study.

CONVERGENCE offers numerous leadership and community development webinars on-demand or in a cohort:

Upside Down Living

In Our Library

     Mercy in the City: How to Feed the Hungry,... by Weber, Kerry               Strange Glory by Charles Marsh     The Underground Church: Reclaiming the subversive way of Jesus - Kindle  edition by Meyers, Robin. Religion & Spirituality Kindle eBooks @