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The Rev. Jes Kast leads worship at A Taste of Heaven at West End Collegiate Church. Photos by Whitney Kidder

Soup kitchen-turned-worship service, A Taste of Heaven is a model of ministry 'with' rather than 'to'

On Manhattan’s Upper West Side, a church-run soup kitchen has become ‘A Taste of Heaven,’ with its own innovative worship service and a celebratory meal. It’s what outreach can be when the church listens to those it is trying to reach.

The Rev. Canon Robert Two Bulls at All Saints Episcopal Indian Mission in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photos by Matt Blewett/Matte B Photography

First Nations Kitchen serves ancestral foods to the Native American community

Instead of serving cheap, easy food in its community kitchen, All Saints Episcopal Indian Mission in Minneapolis honors its guests with dignified dinner service and fresh, organic traditional dishes such as buffalo, wild rice and elk.

Flint Water Tower

The Flint water crisis began about three years ago, and it will be years more before all public water lines are replaced. iStock / Linda Parton

Nathan Kirkpatrick: Sustaining attention after a crisis, when fatigue sets in

Christian leaders must press their communities to address needs long after a health emergency, a natural disaster, a mass shooting -- even when others have moved on, writes a managing director at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.

Poster reads #2069

Signs representing the number of opioid overdose deaths in Massachusetts last year were displayed at the "No Shame, Erasing the Stigma" rally on the Town Common in Wrentham, Massachusetts, in October. The rally, organized by Trinity Episcopal Church in Wrentham, was held to raise awareness about the opioid epidemic. Photos by Daniel Holmes

A small rural church is bringing together people affected by the opioid epidemic

The congregation organized a campaign to distribute signs with #2069 -- representing the number of opioid deaths in Massachusetts last year. This simple strategy has had a powerful impact on people struggling with the epidemic.

Five religions are officially recognized in China, including the traditional religions of Taoism and Buddhism. Photo courtesy of Ian Johnson

Ian Johnson: The return of religion in China

All but destroyed during Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution, religious life -- including Christianity -- is once again on the rise in China, says the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of ‘The Souls of China.’