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Connections and Links

 One of Witherspoon's major goals is to build connections -- relationships among various groups in the Presbyterian Church that are working for justice and peace, for an inclusive church in a society that cares for the creation.

But we also want to build supportive connections among people, since the struggle for peace and justice is sometimes wearing, sometimes lonely -- and is better pursued with others than alone.

Our Links page will lead you to some of the other groups to which we relate, both Presbyterian groups and others, along with some more general sites on which we rely for information and analysis.

Our calendar of coming events lists -- well, coming events that might well interest you.  And if you can add information on other events, let us know!

Books of interest offers comments and reviews on books of interest of to progressive Presbyterians and their friends. 

Pastoral searches by churches seeking progressive pastors -- and progressive pastors seeking new opportunities for service -- are listed for your information.  And please let us know if you or your church want to be listed too.  Just send a note!

Services that might be helpful to churches or pastors are listed on a page of their own.

Food for the Spirit is a section offering just that: poems, reflections, sermons and other material to nourish the spirit.  Please visit the Food for the Spirit page now and then, and share whatever you might be able to offer to others.
Just send a note with your own thoughts!

We encourage conversations about any concerns or ideas you want to share with others.  You may want to respond to something you've found on the Witherspoon website, or to other issues in church or society.  Check out the conversations page, and see if there's anything you want to connect with.  And just send us a note!


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Some blogs worth visiting

PVJ's Facebook page

Mitch Trigger, PVJ's Secretary/Communicator, has created a Facebook page where Witherspoon members and others can gather to exchange news and views. Mitch and a few others have posted bits of news, both personal and organizational. But there’s room for more!

You can post your own news and views, or initiate a conversation about a topic of interest to you.


John Shuck’s new "Religion for Life" website

Long-time and stimulating blogger John Shuck, a Presbyterian minister currently serving as pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Elizabethton, Tenn., writes about spirituality, culture, religion (both organized and disorganized), life, evolution, literature, Jesus, and lightening up.

Click here for his blog posts.

Click here for podcasts of his radio program, which "explores the intersection of religion, social justice and public life."


John Harris’ Summit to Shore blogspot

Theological and philosophical reflections on everything between summit to shore, including kayaking, climbing, religion, spirituality, philosophy, theology, The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), New York City and the Queens neighborhood of Ridgewood -- by a progressive New York City Presbyterian Pastor. John is a former member of the Witherspoon board, and is designated pastor of North Presbyterian Church in Flushing, NY.


Voices of Sophia blog

Heather Reichgott, who has created this new blog for Voices of Sophia, introduces it:

After fifteen years of scholarship and activism, Voices of Sophia presents a blog. Here, we present the voices of feminist theologians of all stripes: scholars, clergy, students, exiles, missionaries, workers, thinkers, artists, lovers and devotees, from many parts of the world, all children of the God in whose image women are made. .... This blog seeks to glorify God through prayer, work, art, and intellectual reflection. Through articles and ensuing discussion we hope to become an active and thoughtful community.


Got more blogs to recommend?

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