I’m proud to announce that the Network of Spiritual Progressives has a new co-chair, Rev. J. Alfred Smith Sr., and a new executive director, Cat J. Zavis.
J. Alfred Smith Sr. was the force behind making Allen Temple Baptist Church (located in a high-poverty African American neighborhood in Oakland, California) one of the most successful and impactful churches on the West Coast. I highly recommend his new book, Sound the Trumpet: How Churches Can Answer God’s Call to Justice, in which he and a new minister, Rev. Bendt, discuss how to raise consciousness at a time when so many people want to avoid thinking about our societal crises.
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