A pastor working in the marginalized community of Houston’s 5th Ward argues that racial inequalities lie at the heart of our nation’s founding.
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Ribbons and South Korean flags hang on a fence on the South Korean side of the demilitarized zone that separates North and South Korea. Photo by LoeskieBoom
The act of fearing another goes against the notion that we are meant to embrace and love our neighbor, writes a theologian involved in the inter-Korean peace process.
Worship can be a powerful way to engage conflict, as participants discovered at this 2018 Colossian Forum event on political division.
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In a time of intense polarization, both inside and outside the church, Christians are called not to run from conflict but to engage it, drawing upon ancient practices of the faith, says the president of The Colossian Forum.
In the midst of the polarizing debate over human sexuality in the United Methodist Church, the bishop of Florida talks about his new book, which calls for unity and an embrace of “generous orthodoxy.”
In his new Advent study resource called “Home for Christmas,” a pastor shares stories of people struggling to escape gangs, homelessness and drug addiction -- stories that offer hope, love, joy and peace.
How do people of faith respond to tragedy? A rabbi, a pastor and an imam share their reflections on hesed -- lovingkindness -- as they worshipped together on the Saturday after the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue.
Randy Evans at the meal and service he offers to people who are poor on the waterfront in Wilmington, North Carolina. Photos by Alex Maness
When Hurricane Florence pounded the North Carolina coast, Randy Evans opened his home to people living outdoors. That act of hospitality exemplifies his ministry, which offers community and friendship to the poor.
At a time when the social fabric is frayed, the church has an important role to play in reweaving community, drawing on the practices of hospitality and trust, says a theologian and professor emeritus of Christian ethics.
In her new book, “Sacred Resistance,” the senior pastor of Foundry UMC in Washington, D.C., articulates how Christians can engage in the work of mending the world.
The Sunday Fellowship of West Concord Union Church celebrates St. Patrick's Day 2018 with a dance. Photo courtesy of Hannah C. Brown
Hannah C. Brown: We thought we'd done enough to welcome people with disabilities in our church. We were wrong.
West Concord Union Church had had a ministry for people with disabilities since the 1980s. But the congregation discovered that truly welcoming everyone would be complicated and costly -- and worth it.