Rebecca Parker

Full name: Rev Dr. Rebecca Ann Parker

The Rev. Dr. Rebecca Ann Parker

Rebecca Parker

The Rev. Dr. Rebecca Ann Parker is a theologian who served as president of the Unitarian Universalist Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, California, from 1999 to 2014. She is the co-author with Rita Nakashima Brock of Proverbs of Ashes: Violence, Redemptive Suffering, and the Search for What Saves Us (Beacon Press, 2001) and Saving Paradise: How Christianity Traded Love of This World for Crucifixion and Empire (Beacon Press, 2008) and co-author, with John A. Buehrens, of A House for Hope: The Promise of Progressive Religion for the Twenty-first Century (Beacon Press, 2011). A collection of her essays, Blessing the World: What Can Save Us Now, appeared in 2006 (Skinner House Books).

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Called to Community

Thought-provoking perspectives on putting liberal religious values into action to address real problems in local communities and in the world.

Beacon Press

House for Hope
The Promise of Progressive Religion for the Twenty-First Century
From Beacon Press
Proverbs of Ashes
Violence, Redemptive Suffering, and the Search for What Saves Us
From Beacon Press

Building the World We Dream About | Tapestry of Faith

Handout 2: Not Somewhere Else, But Here
From Building the World We Dream About
Excerpted from an essay originally published in Soul Work: Anti-Racist Theologies in Dialogue, eds. Marjorie Bowens-Wheatley and Nancy Palmer Jones,...

Spirit | UU World

We are already in paradise
From Spirit
There is no land promised to any of us other than the land already given, the world already here.
Love as a way of life
From Spirit
Love demands justice; it can't simply be an emergency strategy when everything has gone wrong.
Against vengeance
From Spirit
Witness for the things that make for peace.

UU World

Early Christians emphasized paradise, not crucifixion
From UU World Magazine
For almost 1,000 years, the Christian church emphasized paradise, not Crucifixion. How Christianity took a disastrous turn, and how we can rediscover...
Can violence save?
From UU World Magazine
Challenging the theology of redemptive suffering.

WorshipWeb

The Power to Choose
From WorshipWeb
The power to choose is the power of life in the midst of brokenness.

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