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Blessing the new altar cloth at Monday Eucharist Photo by Roy Goodwin

Beloved and essential

A decades-old soup kitchen at the Cathedral Church of Saint Paul in Boston has evolved into a homeless ministry in which men and women learn leadership by taking responsibility for helping one another.

Metanoia's housing initiative has rebuilt eight abandoned homes, built four new homes and assisted in renovations of 24 owner-occupied homes. Photos courtesy of Metanoia

Building from strength

A Cooperative Baptist Fellowship ministry in South Carolina has created a sustainable model for community development by focusing on assets -- those of the neighborhood and those of the organization.

Elizabeth Caraballo and Father Robert Meyer on the Hoboken waterfront, across the Hudson River from Manhattan. Photo courtesy of Seton Hall University School of Law

Justice on the waterfront

Drawing on the unique gifts of church members and the vision of its lawyer-priest, a Catholic parish in the waterfront city of Hoboken launches a legal clinic to help residents in need.

Every day but Sunday, people come to Mission Arlington for assistance, both physical and spiritual. Photo courtesy of Mission Arlington

Mission Arlington is taking church to the people

Tillie Burgin never envisioned creating a multimillion-dollar social services nonprofit when, 27 years ago, she started a Bible class in a low-rent apartment complex in Arlington, Texas.

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