Rev. Dr. George F. Regas
George Regas received his
graduate education at the Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge,
MA; Cambridge University with John A.T. Robinson, and received
his doctorate from the Claremont School of Theology, Claremont,
Dr. Regas retired as Rector
of All Saints Church, Pasadena, California, in May of 1995,
after 28 years in this job.
All Saints Church is one
of the largest Episcopal Churches in America with a dynamic
and culturally diverse congregation.
The predominant focus of
Dr. Regas' 28 years at All Saints in Pasadena was in the arena
of peace and justice. He led the congregation to oppose the
Vietnam War, the escalating nuclear arms race, and the Gulf
War. He established many programs of responding to human needs:
an AIDS Service Center, a medical program for uninsured children,
a shelter for the homeless, and the Coalition For A Non-Violent
City. George Regas is now The Rector Emeritus of All Saints
In 1998, The Regas Institute
was established for which George Regas is the Executive Director.
The Institute is dedicated to the study and examination of Progressive
Religion which will seek to be a counter-balance to the dominance
of the Religious Right in the public arena.
Recently, he formed the Progressive
Religious Partnership, in collaboration with People For The
American Way, which seeks to put the Progressive Religious voice
back into the dialogue on politics and morality.