On Pentecost Sunday, May 11, 2008, churches around the world will dedicate their worship to a celebration of our interfaith world. Progressive Christians thank God for religious diversity!
We don’t claim that our religion is superior to all others. We can grow closer to God and deeper in compassion—and we can understand our own traditions better—through a greater awareness of the world’s religions.
Last year's event, on May 27, 2007, was celebrated in at least 65 Christian churches in the United States, England, Australia, and Canada. This year, we expect many more congregations to participate.
Sponsored by The Center for Progressive Christianity
- Pluralism Sunday is initiated by The Center for Progressive Christianity. It is a network of about 370 churches nationwide. Our congregations have adopted a "Welcome Statement" that affirms that other religions can be as good for their followers as Christianity is for us. Pluralism Sunday is co-sponsored by The Institute for Progressive Christianity, The Network of Spiritual Progressives, and CrossWalkAmerica.
PLURALISM SUNDAY will be held on Pentecost, May 11, 2008. We are asking that churches interested in participating email our Pluralism Sunday Coordinator, Rev. Jim Burklo, with your name, your church and denomination, mailing address, and church website address, and also with your plans for holding the event in your church. An Outreach Opportunity for Progressive Churches - Participating churches are profiled in TCPC’s publicity releases, creating an evangelism opportunity for your congregation. The number of people looking on the TCPC website for churches like yours is topping 40,000 per month these days!
We believe Pluralism Sunday is an opportunity for progressive churches to reach some of the many people who are turned off by Christianity because of exclusivist claims some Christians make about it.
Also, email Jim with your ideas and your plans so that we can share them with the community.