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Swedenborgian Church Participates in National Council of Churches Retreat in Montgomery, Alabama

Written by Rich Tafel The National Council of Churches (NCC) held their governing board retreat in Montgomery, Alabama, in May, followed by a board meeting the next week. This meeting was planned with a focus on addressing racism. The Swedenborgian Church was represented both in the retreat and board meeting. A tour of the Equal …

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Church of the Holy City in Washington, D.C. Begins Tower Restoration

Written by Rich Tafel Church of the Holy City in Washington, D.C. is a landmark in our nation’s capital located on Sixteenth Street only a ten-minute walk away from the White House. Possibly the most striking part of the church’s architecture is that incredible tower with far reaching pinnacles.  The church, built in 1896, was …

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A Forty-Year Journey Engaging Human Sexuality and Gender Questions in the Swedenborigan Church of North America

Written by Jim Lawrence At the upcoming annual convention, a proposed Standing Resolution of welcome and support of all people in the LGBTQ+ community will be brought to the floor. Our Church has striven to understand and address the emerging and changing world of sexuality and gender identities that has profoundly characterized our times. I …

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Calling All Splatz!

Written by Kurt Fekete SPLATz (Super-Powered, Lovable, Almost, Teenz) Ages 10–13 As Covid restrictions begin to ease up and people slowly and cautiously begin to gather together in-person once again, it’s time to start to consider beginning our pre-teen retreats for ages 10–13. This age group, called SPLATz (Super-Powered Lovable Almost Teens), hasn’t met in-person …

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Swedenborg’s Secret to Awakening to the I Am

Written by Cory Coberforward The eighteenth-century sage, Emanuel Swedenborg, has greatly influenced many impactful, peerless thinkers and influential progressive radicals (from Immanuel Kant and Helen Keller, to Emerson, Blake, and William James), but he himself is little known to modern history. And although there are countless biographies of the ground-breaking scientist-turned-mystic, there is one important …

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Registration Opens for Both In-Person and Virtual Attendees on April 15th

Registration is Online OnlySwedenborg.org/Events-Activities/Annual-Convention Saturday, June 25th – Wednesday, June 29th 2022 This summer’s 198th annual convention, from Saturday, June 25 to Wednesday, June 29 will convene in Southern California at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB). This annual convention is hosted by Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes, The Garden Church in San Pedro, …

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