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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.
The Progressive Christian - Faith and the Common Good
Stephen Swecker, Editor and Publisher
P.O. Box 458
North Berwick, ME 03906
Fax (207) 676-3767
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Barbara Lundblad | Jorge Lockward | Mark Miller | Barbara Day Miller | Traci West | Minerva Carcaño | Hal Taussig | Susan Blackburn Heath | Greg Dell | Janet Wolf | Marilyn Outslay | Sally Ernst | Stephen Swecker | Gil Caldwell | Phil Amerson | Ann Thompson Cook | Mary Jo Cartledgehayes | Kathy Black | Eric Stone | Sharon Delgado | Jan Love | Dr. Chung Hyun Kyung | John Cobb
...Stephen Swecker - Mr. Swecker serves as the editor of Zion's Herald, an independent religious journal of opinion, news and reflection rooted in American Methodism although not related to any official body of the church.Zion's Herald
has been named "Best Magazine
" for 2002 by the United Methodist Association of Communicators
.Before becoming associated with Zion's Herald
, Mr. Swecker
spent 12 years as the editorial writer and editorial page editor for the United Methodist Reporter.During his
time with the UM Reporter and Zion's Herald
, Mr. Swecker
has been nationally recognized for writing, editing and photography.
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.