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Our Mission:

Progressive Christians Uniting engages people and communities to embody Jesus’ way of compassion and justice for our world.

Our Mission & Values

Our Vision:

As Progressive Christians Uniting fulfills its mission, individuals and communities grow more deeply in faith, find strength in one another, and build the prophetic movement for social transformation.

Conscientious Projector: 
Films with Principle and Progressive Discussion

Conscientious Projector offers free screenings of socially conscious films in Claremont and Pasadena. Claremont is presented by PCU’s Pomona Valley chapter. Pasadena’s series is presented by the Sustainable World Ministry at All Saints Church. Click here for upcoming screenings.

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Progressive Christians Uniting

Planned Giving

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Justice Not Jails is a multiyear campaign designed to aggregate and enhance the faith community’s involvement in working against racialized mass incarceration in California.

We invite you to visit the website at www.justicenotjails.org


E-Newsletter Archives

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Reclaiming Salvation for Today

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Justice Not Jails Project Co-Sponsoring AME Lay Witness Night

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Christian-Muslim “Standing Together” Dinner and Program

Thursday, October 1. 2015

A Progressive Catholic Reflection on the Pope’s Visit

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Requesting Feedback on PCU

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Confronting the Powers

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Ending Indefinite Solitary Confinement

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Unassailable Religious Freedom

Is a Lie

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Never Saw a War They Didn’t Like

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Sweet Home Alabama

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Mainstreaming Stonewall

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Environmental Justice is Local

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Black Lives Matter is Embodied


Thursday, July 23, 2015

Raising the Minimum Wage in

Our Communities

Thursday, July 16, 2015

We Care About What’s Close to Us

Thursday, July 9, 2015

When a Cross Does Not Mean

Good News

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Introducing the Deeper Love project, developed by PCU Board Member and Chair of the Reflection Committee Jim Burklo. Within Deeper Love  you will find a wealth of resources to assist congregations to embody Jesus’ way of compassion and justice in our world. Click here to get started.

Deeper LoveDeeperLove.html
Faithful Rhetoric for
Progressive Social ChangeDeeperLove.html

PCU’s "Eighth Day Project" small group study is ready for use in your congregation. You can access it, along with other resources, at our Eighth Day Project page. We are also providing free trainings for eco-ministry team facilitators.

If you are interested in being trained, email or call the PCU office.

PCU’s Eighth Day Project
We Who Believe in Freedom

Justice Not Jails, a project administered by PCU, has released a 7-part curriculum designed for Christians who want to learn more about the mass incarceration epidemic in the state of California. You can access the materials here.

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Friday, October  23: AME Lay Witness Night

Last month, Justice Not Jails co-sponsored the African Methodist Episcopal Church’s annual event “Lay Witness Night,” which focused on racism, mass incarceration, re-entry and faith. Among the speakers was PCU Executive Director, Rev. Dr. Timothy Murphy. Click here to see some photos of the event.

Expanding Our Map of Progressive Churches!

We are working to expand the map of progressive congregations and communities on the PCU website beyond southern California. If you can speak on behalf of your community and would like to add yourselves to the map, here are the four criteria:

              1) actively works for social justice

              2) fully affirms LGBTQ participation in church life

              3) respects the wisdom of other religious traditions

              4) seeks to embody Jesus' way of compassion and justice for our world

If these are true for you, send us your church name and we'll add you to this growing resource; thank you!

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Saturday, November 14:
Beyond Bars Congregations Dinner & Gathering

Justice Not Jails is hosting a dinner and gathering for Beyond Bars Congregations. This will be a special time of fellowship for re-entry friendly congregations who have identified the issues of racialized mass incarceration as a core social justice concern, and for those who have expressed an interest in becoming such. Congregations will be invited to share the important work that their community is engaged in, and to hear the inspiring stories of colleagues who are called to support formerly incarcerated persons. For more information, please see our event flyer here.