Rev. Jim Burklo

Expert in progressive Christianity, mindfulness and religion in politics

Associate Dean, Office of Religious Life, USC

Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, USC School of Social Work


  • Interfaith engagement and cooperation
  • Religious rhetoric in politics
  • Theologically progressive Christianity
  • Socially/politically progressive Christianity
  • Social welfare public policy
  • Mindfulness meditation
  • Christian mystical spirituality

Additional Information

  • Author of five books:  OPEN CHRISTIANITY, BIRDLIKE AND BARNLESS, HITCHHIKING TO ALASKA, SOULJOURN, and DEEPER LOVE: Faithful Rhetoric for Progressive Social Change.
  • Finishing a new book: MINDFUL CHRISTIANITY, in 2016.
  • Weekly blogger re: progressive Christianity and related topics – posting at Huffington Post,,, and many other sites
  • Ordained United Church of Christ ( pastor: preaching and teaching in churches around the US on topics of progressive
  • Christianity.


  • Spanish

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