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.


Adam Ericksen

The Bible’s Christlike Prostitute and the Prostitutelike Christ

In the story of “Solomon’s Wisdom in Judgement”, Pastor Adam Ericksen sees the prostitute who is willing to give up her child so he can live as a Christlike figure.

Mel Duncan

Nonpartisanship in an Age of Division

In this featured guest post, Nonviolent Peaceforce co-founder Mel Duncan explores how we can approach conflict without taking sides in a world divided by partisanship.

Suzanne Ross

The Collaborators Podcast

The Collaborators Podcast is a 7-part interview series that continues the conversations started at the Collaborators Conference for the Flourishing of Nonviolent Christianity.

Lindsey Paris-Lopez

Lessons From the Belly of the Beast: What Jonah Can Teach Us On 9/11

America’s response to September 11, 2001 was scapegoating and violence. Lindsey Paris-Lopez explains how these tools will never bring lasting peace using the Bible story of Jonah and the Whale.

Adam Ericksen

Shake the Dust off Your Feet: How to Deal with Conflict in These Stressful Times

In this highly divisive time, Pastor Adam Ericksen offers his top three spiritual principles for dealing with political polarization.

“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!


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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. In addition to the newsletter, you will receive the free Am I Scapegoating? e-book when you subscribe.