Monday, June 19, 2006

CrossWalk America presents progressive Chrstian view in upcoming Kansas events

[corrected 7 pm CST]

CrossWalk America is new to me, but the group looks like it may well be the real deal: A Christian organization that actually practices compassion and the Golden Rule. CrossWalk is visiting Kansas and has so far set two events in Lawrence and Johnson in the next week.

Tuesday, June 20 * Lawrence
Potluck Dinner 6:00 pm in the Roger Williams Room
First Baptist Church
1330 Kasold
Lawrence KS 66049
Phone: 785-843-0020
Bring a dish to share and tableware
Representatives of the group will discuss their “Walk Across America” tour and discussion of the Phoenix Affirmations

Wednesday, June 28 * Prairie Village, KS comes to Asbury UMC at noon
5400 W. 75th Street
75th and Nall
Prairie Village, KS 66208
Call (913) 432-5573 and let them know you're coming!
Forum and Discussion on The Phoenix Affirmations and moderate/progressive Christianity in America today.
Forum is Free * Lunch is $ 5.00

CrossWalk’s web site posts a copy of their founding principles, the Phoenix Affirmations, and describes the group this way.

If you could change the face of Christianity in America, what would be different about it? Would it be more compassionate? More in touch with everyday life? More justice-oriented? Would the kind of Christianity you embrace include Jesus’ authentic welcoming of diverse people and viewpoints?

CrossWalk America is part of an emerging Christian movement - one that joyously embraces the love of God, neighbor and self (Jesus' core values). We stand for:

  • openness to other faiths
  • care for the earth and its ecosystems
  • valuing artistic expression in all its forms
  • authentic inclusiveness of all people - including God's lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender (lgbt) community
  • opposing the commingling of Church and State
  • promoting the values of rest and recreation, prayer and reflection
  • embracing both faith and science in the pursuit of truth

The Lawrence Journal-World has a story here about the group’s appearance in Lawrence on Sunday.

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