the RAVEN FOUNDATION

A welcoming community
for those who struggle with organized religion
but haven’t given up on God or a world at peace.


Lindsey Paris-Lopez

How Forgiveness Can Transform Our Violence and Build a World of Belonging

In a world built on exclusion and scapegoating, Lindsey Paris-Lopez explores the transformative power of forgiveness and how it can help us belong.

Adam Ericksen

The Truth that No One Will Tell You About Yourself

Adam Ericksen reveals the models who shaped his desire to be a pastor and how people in our lives make us into who we are.

Suzanne Ross

The Truth Seeker’s Guide to Belonging

Suzanne Ross reveals how belonging is achieved through both positive and negative means. Which way of belonging do you seek?

Adam Ericksen

Opening Our Borders to Hurricane Dorian Victims: Here’s why it’s the Christian thing to do

The prophet Jeremiah delivered an apocalyptic warning about climate justice 2,500 years ago. Today young prophets like Greta Thunberg deliver the same warning. That warning isn’t about doom and gloom. It’s about hope. Check out Adam’s sermon for more on climate justice.

Lindsey Paris-Lopez

How My Atheist Father Helps Me Understand The Trinity

Lindsey Paris-Lopez explains how her atheist father ultimately helps her appreciate the Trinity, God as an eternal dance of love.

“The time has come for us to forgive one another.
If we wait any longer there will not be time enough.”

René Girard, The Scapegoat

You belong

Be found here. Encounter your authentic self and a God who is calling to you through your doubts. We are delighted beyond measure that you have found your way to us and hope our journey resonates with the truth you feel in your heart. Now we can be on the journey together.

Topics

We know – the topics look good, but what is that last one, Mimetic Theory, all about? You may not recognize it yet, but fear not! Explore our site and it won’t take long for you to see that Mimetic Theory is the key to understanding all our other topics and building real peace in our lives and our world!


Take A Breath with Us

The Olive Branch

Each week we will offer you an Olive Branch, our way of creating space for you to step back and take a breath. By slowing down, we can discover how to move from conflict to peace, from suffering to healing, and from confusion to wholeness. Find insight, encouragement, and inspiration for the journey.

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