Author Richard Leonard Outlines Liberal Approach to Religion in New Book

‘Ports of Call’ asserts that clergy must be taken off the pedestal to bring religion to the masses.

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'My liberal approach to religion and to life, seeing values in all religions and in all people, will raise the hackles of those who believe there can only be one way of looking at things,' says Leonard.

New York, NY (PRWEB) March 26, 2014

Is it possible to find values in all religions and in all people? Growing ranks of Americans don’t identify with any religion. From the pulpit to the many corners of the world, author Richard Leonard shares his liberal approach to religion and life in his new book, “Ports of Call” (published by iUniverse).

“This world is a vaster place than any of us can imagine, with tremendous variations of culture and human experience,” says Leonard. “Yet the human community is essentially one, physically, and tied into the interdependent but fragile web that sustains all life.”

Leonard has spent 48 years in ministry and is a minister of the All Souls Church of New York. In “Ports of Call,” Leonard shares with his audience stories, sermons and events from various experiences in his life. His ministry has included development of schools and camps, civil rights and music.

“My liberal approach to religion and to life, seeing values in all religions and in all people, will raise the hackles of those who believe there can only be one way of looking at things,” says Leonard.

“Ports of Call” is an exquisite collection of sermons and other writings that not only instills wisdom into its readers, but also delivers an inside look into the life of a clergyman and how it’s not much different than everyone else’s. Leonard is hopeful that his writings will convey knowledge, compassion and good humor to those who read this book.

“Ports of Call”
By Richard Leonard
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 144 pages | ISBN 9780595306190
E-Book | 144 pages | ISBN 9780595754496
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Richard Leonard is minister emeritus of the All Souls Church of New York, having also served the Community Church of New York for 11 years and marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1965. He is also the author of “Call to Selma: Eighteen Days of Witness.”

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