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The Promise Keepers

Hopes and Concerns

Promise Keepers rally PK logoMen supporting each other to commit to family, or danger from the Christian Right?

Updated 11/4/97

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This section of MenWeb is devoted to issues surrounding the Promise Keepers, a nondenominational, multiracial organization committed to training men how to be responsible to God, to their wives and children, to their churches and to each other. The Washington Post has described it as "a conservative Christian revival movement challenging feminism, gay rights and major aspects of liberal society."


Who are the Promise Keepers?, a short description and The Seven Promises of a Promise Keeper

Keeping an Eye on the Promise Keepers, by Dick Gilkeson

Whose Keepers, What Promises?, by Prof. Kenneth Clatterbaugh

Promise Keepers: One Woman's Opinion, by CarolAnn Jarnagin. "I admit that Patricia Ireland has got me stumped this time. The recent Promise Keepers rally in Washington, D.C. seems to have gotten Ms. Ireland's knickers in a serious twist. As a matter of fact, she and many other NOW-ers seem very upset about the success of this organization."

From the Editor, by Bert H. Hoff

The Promise Keepers and Men's Work, by Bert H. Hoff

Avoid Groups that Don't Work for Equality, by Michael Gurian

Promise Keepers: Three Metaphors for Consideration, by Regal Watson

A Promise Worth Keeping, by Glenn Leichman

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The July 1995 issue of M.E.N. Magazine was prepared in anticipation of a Promise Keepers gathering at the Kingdome. In addition to articles on the Promise Keepers, the issue contained articles presenting different aspects of the spiritual side of Men's Work. For example, there is an article by a rabbi abouit the "minion," a gathering of 10 men. The book review column contains books on Men's Work from a Christian perspective. And there is a review of a book about gay spirituality.

God's Loneliest Creatures, by Rabbi Steven Z. Leder

Lust and Life: Unearthing Our Authentic Selves, by Ted Senecal. Review of Sex and Spirit, on gay spirituality.

Books on Men's Work with a Christian perspective, by Bert H. Hoff

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