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.


Paul Dumouchel

America Divided By Two: Rivalry, Violence, & A Mimetic Perspective by Paul Dumouchel

Guest author Paul Dumouchel explains the relationships, power dynamics, and victims of rival and displaced conflicts.

Lindsey Paris-Lopez

From Exceptionalism to Empathy: Transforming the Triple Evils and Reframing Our National Identity

Lindsey Paris-Lopez draws on Martin Luther King Jr.’s triple evils – racism, militarism, and materialism – as the three pillars of American exceptionalism then offers ways to transform them.

Raven Video Team

Mimetic Insights with Dr. Chris Haw

Dr. Chris Haw explains the power and relevance of René Girard’s mimetic theory.

Adam Ericksen

The Whitewashing of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Pastor Adam Ericksen examines the misportrayal of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s approach to nonviolence and invites us to confront our own participation in systems of injustice.

Adam Ericksen

One Question with Pastor Adam

Pastor Adam Ericksen addresses one question that’s been submitted by listeners. Some of the topics to be explored include: the Bible, heaven and hell, who is Jesus, and do you have to be a Christian to be saved.

“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.