The Progressive Christian


The Progressive Christian is an independent religious magazine of commentary, news and reflection. It is published bi-monthly by the Boston Wesleyan Association, chartered in 1864 in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a not-for-profit publisher of religious materials. Its predecessor publication, Zion's Herald, founded in 1823, was at the forefront of the 19th century Social Gospel movement and a pioneering witness to progressive Christianity throughout its distinguished 183-year history.

The Progressive Christian is unrelated to any official body of the church and therefore enjoys total editorial freedom as a responsible voice in the world of mainstream religious journalism. The editor is Stephen Swecker, a religious journalist and editor recognized nationally for more than a quarter of a century for his writing, editing and photographic abilities. Mr. Swecker lives and works in North Berwick, Maine.

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