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

Dancing with Mimetic Theory

In this post from the archives, Suzanne Ross debunks two misconceptions about mimetic theory while illustrating the choice it offers between dancing and violence.

William Price, III

Mimetic Invitation 2: Dance Mimetic

In the second part of our Mimetic Invitation Series, we explore mimetic theory in a way that transcends words: through dance.

Adam Ericksen

Know Thyself – Who Is Your Model?

Pastor Adam Ericksen explains how, as social beings, we imitate others consciously and unconsciously, even our enemies. He offers a model that leads us into love and inclusion.

Lindsey Paris-Lopez

The Road to Recovery: 3 Guiding Principles for Building An Infrastructure of Compassion

As we look forward to the future with hope, Lindsey Paris-Lopez outlines three guiding principles to create lasting, impactful change for the better.

Lindsey Paris-Lopez

The Sermon on the Mount: Resistance, Persistence, & Hope in Troubled Times

From the archives: Lindsey Paris-Lopez takes us to the Sermon on the Mount for a message of hope that is more timely and relevant than ever.

“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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