Dr. Jon Kocmond looks at photos of his family in his home office in Charlotte, North Carolina. Kocmond lost his 16-year-old son, Nathan, to suicide in the fall of 2017. He has since been active in the suicide support group at Christ Episcopal Church. Photos by Wendy Yang
A 6,400-member congregation in North Carolina has created a “wellness director” position after experiencing six suicides in five years.
The steel wall on the U.S.-Mexico border in Tijuana, Mexico, includes phrases and names of deported veterans. The center phrase translated from Spanish says: "Here is where the dreams bounced back." iStock / Photo Beto
Latinx Protestants defy expectations on issues like immigration, write two sociologists.
Margarita Mooney is an associate professor of congregational studies at Princeton Theological Seminary who teaches her students that the first move in learning is a posture of humility. Photo courtesy of Margarita Mooney
Students should take part in conversations across disciplines and perspectives and learn that even in disagreement, listening is key, says a professor of sociology and religion.
From the city to the suburbs, Wendell Berry can help us imagine virtuous forms of living, says the author and Spring Arbor University associate professor.
You can identify an organization's values through its organizational charts, budgets and calendars. Illustration by Jessamyn Rubio
Nathan Kirkpatrick: Christian discipleship and ethics as learning to love the right things in the right ways
Our individual and institutional structures, budgets and calendars reflect our true priorities, writes the managing director of Alban at Duke Divinity School.
Community and connection are the antidotes to loneliness, says an educator and writer. Hospitality can help bring about that healing.
Windsor Jones and Country pause for a moment at the Common Soles clinic hosted by Church of the Common Ground, where Jones washed Country's feet. Photos by Branden Camp
Church of the Common Ground, an Episcopal congregation in Atlanta, avoids the usual attempts to “fix” people who are living on the streets. Instead, it seeks to be a living witness of love and compassion.