Progressive Christian Organizations
The UCC is the denomination that First Church belongs to. It is progressive and has been on the cutting edge of many movements and issues in its history.
The Coalition seeks and supports inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, same-gender loving people in church and society. It spearheads the Open and Affirming movement in the United Church of Christ and partners with welcoming movements in other denominations.
The mission of CTNS is to promote the creative mutual interaction between theology and the natural sciences through three program areas: research, teaching and public service. It is an affiliate of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. It is directed byDr. Robert Russell, a member of First Church.
The Beatitudes Society is a national Progressive Christian leadership development organization that equips emerging entrepreneurial faith leaders.
ProgressiveChristianity.org provides resources, guiding ideas, and spiritual networking opportunities for progressive individuals, churches, and organizations.
Progressive Christian Resources
ProgressiveChristianity.org has created their list of 8 points that describe progressive Christianity.
Pacific School of Religion is a multidenominational seminary in Berkeley that is part of the Graduate Theological Union. They have compiled a variety of articles and resources on their website that illuminate progressive Christianity.
This book by Dr. Delwin Brown, came into being about two o'clock in the morning on the day after the 2004 presidential election. It arose out of the stunned realization that the historic tradition of progressive Christian thought and action had virtually disappeared from public discourse. Progressive Christianity, writes theology professor Delwin Brown, is a family of perspectives that is united in opposing right-wing religion but also desires to go beyond "liberal" and "conservative" labels.