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.


Suzanne Ross

How to Respond to President Trump’s Blasphemy: Raven Values for Times of Crisis

Raven Foundation Co-Founder Suzanne Ross responds to President Trump’s blasphemous use of the Bible in response to the recent #BlackLivesMatter protests and offers Raven’s values as guidance during these turbulent times.

Adam Ericksen

Why You Should Run from Bible Believing Churches

Pastor Adam Ericksen exposes a common misconception about the Bible’s authority and defines what it truly means to be a Christian.

Lindsey Paris-Lopez

How to Avoid Becoming What We Hate By Saving What We Love: Mimetic Doubling in Star Wars, The Hunger Games, & Harry Potter

Lindsey Paris-Lopez explores mimetic doubling in three works of popular fiction: Star Wars, The Hunger Games, and Harry Potter.

Julia Robinson Moore

Forgiveness in the Time of COVID-19

Professor and author Julia Robinson Moore reveals a path to forgiveness that can guide us through these turbulent and troubling times.

Adam Ericksen

The Top 5 Ways Jesus Dealt with Conflict

Pastor Adam Ericksen reviews how Jesus dealt with conflict then adds his own recommendations.

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

René Girard

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.