The following website links may be helpful in learning more about the concepts that undergird our community. In addition, we have provided some links to spiritual communities similar to ours. Please note that a website listing here does not imply a connection with or an endorsement by Jubilee!.
Jubilee’s Facebook Page. Connect with Jubilee’s community.
Howard Hanger’s Blog. Occasional ideas and musings of Howard Hanger, Jubilee’s Minister of Ritual and Celebration.
Vicki Garlock’s Faith Seeker Kids Blog. Jubilee’s Nurture Coordinator Vicki Garlock blogs to help churches and families bring interfaith education to life.
Matthew Fox. ” In Fox’s new book called A New Reformation! he proclaims that we are in fact confronted with two churches: one expressed by the image of the Punitive Father, personified by a rigidly hierarchical church structure, repression of the feminine, spreading of homophobia and the elimination of internal dissent; and the other expressed by the feminine figure of Wisdom, personified by a Mother/Father God of justice and compassion. It is time for Christians to choose whom it will follow: an angry exclusionary god or the loving open path of wisdom.”
Jubilee! Pioneers, Baton Rouge, LA. In 2012, Jubilee! ordained Rev. Chris Andrews as spiritual leader of Jubilee! Pioneers in Baton Rouge, a community that celebrates Jubilee!’s guiding principles. “The Jubilee Pioneers are for people that have a desire to be a part of authentic community with no fear of questions or diversity. This is a group of zany people who don’t want to be called a church. They want to be called a community.”
Jubilee! Circle, Columbia, SC. Rev. Candace Chellew-Hodge is ordained by Jubilee! as Minister of Ritual and Celebration of Jubilee! Circle in Columbia. Like Jubilee! in Asheville, Jubilee! Circle is a progressive, inclusive community, influenced by Creation Spirituality, ecumenical, feminist, and traditional Christian theologies.
Prairie Jubilee!, Tulsa, OK. Rev. Dr. Bill Crowell is a doctor of ministry graduate of the University of Creation Spirituality (2001) and started Prairie Jubilee in Tulsa Oklahoma in the Fellowship Hall of his church, St. Paul’s United Methodist. Bill and Howard Hanger have been friends for decades and Bill “grew up” with Jubilee in Asheville, alas long distance from Oklahoma. Now it’s Bill’s turn at creating a new expression of the faith, Prairie style!