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ProgressiveChristianity.org

  • Gig Harbor, WA
  • http://www.tcpc.org

Mission Statement

The four levels on which TCPC currently operates: -Creating open and welcoming communities of faith. We are developing strategies for evangelism that do not assume the absolute superiority of Christianity so that we do not contribute to the worlds tragic divisions.-Reclaiming the symbols of our faith. We are finding effective means to be heard and to influence the behavior of the churches. -Building a network of progressive Christians. We are providing support for people, especially the isolated, who hold to the principles that we believe are central to the Gospel. -Being a constructive force for justice and peace in the world. We are finding allies in the struggle to being justice and peace to all people, especially those who have been oppressed and powerless.

ruling year

1995

Principal Officer

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Mr. James R. Adams

Keywords

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progressive,Christian,gay-lesbian,ecumencial,pluralism

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EIN

52-1893641

 Number

7727771891

Also Known As

TCPC

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Graduate, Professional(Separate Entities) (B50)

Humanities Organizations (A70)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

IRS Filing Requirement

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We are building a state-of-the-art, interactive website. We hold an annual forum. In June of 1996, we held our first a forum in Columbia, S.C., called ?Out of the Whirlwind: Claiming a Vision of Progressive Christianity?. We are expanding the network abroad. We are creating educational resources for progressive churches. The first available was Setting our Hearts ? Progressive Faith for a New Era, an introductory course designed for inquirers and seekers. More recently we have published a Study Guide for the Eight Points by which we define Progressive Christianity, which will give congregations a useful framework for self-assessment. The Study Guide ? along with brochures, posters, and articles ? can now be easily downloaded from the website.

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THE CENTER FOR PROGRESSIVE CHRISTIANITY INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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ProgressiveChristianity.org

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Principal Officer

Mr. James R. Adams

BIO

In 1994, James R. Adams founded The Center for Progressive Christianity. Until he retired from parish ministry in 1996, Adams had served for nearly thirty years as rector of St. Mark's Church on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. After being on the verge of collapse, St. Mark's had taken a new lease on life in the mid-fifties by concentrating on the arts and adult Christian education. Now a flourishing congregation, the church has attracted such a large number of people who had once given up on organized religion that the Washington Post once called St. Mark's "a citadel of enlightened Christianity". Jim Adams found that building a network of progressive Christians was taking more time than he could spare from keeping up with an active parish. He left St. Mark's so that he could devote more of his energy to the work he had begun for the new Center developing communications, organizing conferences, leading workshops, and finding money to advance the cause. Grants from the Bishop Robert Paddock Foundation and congregations, in addition to gifts from nearly two hundred individuals and families, allowed Adams to establish an office in Cambridge, MA, and to hold the Center's first national forum in Columbia, SC, in 1996. Adams is the author of So You Think You're Not Religious? A Thinking Person's Guide to the Church and of So You Can't Stand Evangelism? A Thinking Person's Guide to Church Growth.

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