Production manager Ruben Torres roasts coffee beans at the Harvest Hands facility using a roaster donated by Cal Turner, former chairman and CEO of Dollar General. Photos by John Partipilo
Building on strengths and taking the long view, a Christ-centered South Nashville nonprofit emerges as a catalyst for holistic community development.
We update this list of information from government and media sources regularly to offer guidance to pastors and other Christian leaders struggling to respond to the pandemic of COVID-19.
"Don't kill my son" reads the face mask of a woman who holds her child during a demonstration. Unsplash / Photo by Nechirwan Kavian
The torture inflicted on Black people dates back to enslavement and continues to this day as a denial of their humanity, writes the dean of Duke Chapel.
The promises made through baptism must reflect Christians’ commitment to justice and peace for all people, writes the director of the Thriving Congregations Coordination Program at Duke Divinity.
Like everything else, this election season is being complicated by the pandemic. But the traditional role Black churches have played in encouraging voter turnout can continue, building on some of what has been learned in the last six months, says a pastor.
St Joseph's Hospital in Syracuse, New York, circa 1870. Photos courtesy of Saint Marianne Cope Archives
St. Marianne Cope, driven by her faith to provide medical care to the most vulnerable, also played a key role in creating hygiene standards.
Acrostics and mesostics are forms of poetry; acrostics intersect the first letter of each line and mesostics intersect in the middle. Illustration by Jessamyn Rubio
Poetry from the book of Lamentations invites us to find words for our feelings and offers a form to contain that which feels uncontainable and uncontrollable, says a writer.
The Rev. Barry Randolph stands outside of Church of the Messiah in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Rebecca Cook
Under the Rev. Barry Randolph, a thriving Detroit church has brought a young community together to improve their lives with their own ideas.
Mycal X. Brickhouse snuggles with his grandmother, who died in July of COVID-19. Photo courtesy of the author
After losing his grandmother to the coronavirus, a pastor and administrator reflects on policies that value money more than American lives.
Intentional self-care, a church’s ethos of care and congregational openness to new approaches are notable factors that contribute to the thriving of Black clergywomen, a researcher has found.
Detail from the cover of the book, “Everywhere You Look: Discovering the Church Right Where You Are.”
The co-founding director of the Parish Collective urges Christians to look for what God is doing -- right now -- in their neighborhoods.