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STEPHEN SWECKER is ...
STEPHEN SWECKER is FaithWriter.
He is editor and publisher of The Progressive Christian®, editor-in-chief of Rider Green Book Publishers and editor of Hard Ball on Holy Ground: The Religious Right v. the Mainline for the Church's Soul.
As an adjunct faculty instructor at York County Community College in Wells, Maine, he also teaches courses in world religions and ethics.
Steve and his wife Kathy live in Maine.
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Stephen Swecker is Editor of Zion's Herald, one of the nation's oldest religious publications (founded in 1823) with roots in the Methodist tradition, and ZH World, an online newsletter.
has received national recognition across three decades for editorials and other writings, including the 2002 "best magazine editorial" Award of Excellence from the Associated Church Press
The Progressive Christian Suspends Publication | The Progressive Christian
TPC Publications Board convener and former editor Stephen Swecker said directors made the decision reluctantly but realistically under the circumstances.
According to Mr. Swecker, the board hopes that the organization's historic mission of Christian social witness may be continued in a new form at some future date.
In any event, the non-profit publishing corporation will continue to function for the foreseeable future.
Starting Jan. 1, the TPC
Publications Board will operate as an executive committee of the whole with no paid staff.
Directors plan to meet in early 2012 to review options, including a tribute to the historic publishing legacy of The Progressive Christian
and its predecessor magazine, Zion's Herald
"We have a moral obligation to TPC's many readers and donors to honor and, to the extent possible, preserve the tradition of this unique publishing mission," Mr. Swecker
On behalf of the TPC Board of Directors, Mr. Swecker
commended his successor and the magazine's final editor, Cynthia B. Astle.
"Mrs. Astle is an award-winning religion journalist of nearly four decades' experience, and we and our readers have been greatly blessed by her editorial acumen and Christian spirit," Mr. Swecker said.
Shortly we'll post a letter from ...
Shortly we'll post a letter from interim publisher Stephen Swecker on the website explaining how crucial this current fund-raising campaign is to The Progressive Christian's future.