Seeking Together

Sabin Family at the Bruderhof

In the early 1950s, Ray Sabin left the Unitarian ministry to live with an intentional religious community in Paraguay. My father’s decision to move our family to the Bruderhof tested his faith, his marriage, and his definition of an authentic life.

Sharing my story

This website—and my upcoming book about Ray—trace his meandering path from well-paid Chicago utility worker to failed minister to skeptical enthusiast of Christian communal living. The search for his story is ongoing, as it must be for any of us picking our way backward on the path that led us to our present. I invite you to share in my process of discovery.

Sharing your story

Today’s world is vastly different from the South American life I knew as a boy, but the desire for deeper meaning remains as strong as ever. Spiritual seekers abound.

I offer this site as a place for people to share their own stories about leading a conscious life, whether in communities like the Bruderhof or from within mainstream society. Ray may have been unusual, but he was not alone in his quest. Whether you push against societal norms from the outside or the inside, I invite you to let your voice be heard. The world needs it.

If you have a story you’d like to share about your own search for a more authentic life, please send it here. All submissions are welcome.