The Christian Church understands that God’s salvation – the creative, transformative, dynamic aim towards peace, beauty, justice, healing and wholeness for both the individual and community – can occur outside of the Christian context. The Christian Church rejects the notion that it is the sole possessor of truth, nor does it accept that it is the only medium of divine revelation. Thus, the Christian Church remains radically open to the ever-emerging future, standing in relationship with all people of all faiths and all philosophies, embracing the wider culture and its varied intelligences, knowing that humanity shares the same journey and collective future. Rather than a synthesis of shared faith, the Christian Church recognizes that the salvific message particular to the life and work of Jesus of Nazareth is important to itself, but is only one part of a larger whole, spoken of in a multitude of faiths, practices, beliefs, and traditions both religious and non-religious. The call and vocation of the Christian Church, then, is specific to being the living and ever-emerging body of Christ, offering an invitation to all humanity to awaken to the wider vision of God’s Aim, and to partake in the co-creative work of God’s universal transformative hope. As such, the Church offers this invitation with genuine humility, recognizing the importance of collective engagement and respect, and so, remains radically ecumenical, interreligious, dialogic, and hospitable.
a happy community...
...offering a radical communion
...whose leadership is decentralized, nonclerical, communal, bottom up
the structure of which is both ancient and future oriented, remaining radically open, porous, transparent, inclusive, fluid, and extravagant...
...having given up marching for dancing, moves to a different RHYTHM where each person of God is respected as a unique creation
...the power of which lies in its spirit-filled presence and prophetic call...You gotta feel it!