The Rev. Chuck Currie is an ordained United Church of Christ (UCC) minister in Portland, Oregon who is well regarded for pastoral ministry, advocacy on issues related to homelessness, housing and health care, and as a writer and preacher. The UCC, which has roots going back to the Pilgrims, is ”a united and uniting, multiracial and multicultural, accessible to all, open and affirming, and peace with justice church.” He currently serves as the Director of the Center for Peace and Spirituality and University Chaplain at Pacific University. Views expressed here belong to Rev. Currie.