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Good Works, in Athens, Ohio, welcomes people into community and invites them to be transformed. Photo courtesy of Good Works
For 40 years, Good Works has served people living in poverty in southeastern Ohio with respect and dignity. In a new book, founder Keith Wasserman and ethicist Christine D. Pohl explore what makes this ministry an authentic expression of Christian life and discipleship.
Iskali offers restreats for young adults in which they bond with others and deepen their faith. Though on hiatus during the pandemic, Iskali has begun offering retreats again to vaccinated participants. Photos courtesy of Iskali
Iskali was created by a 19-year-old to support other young adults in the church. More than a decade later, it offers faith formation, mentorship, scholarships and other opportunities for a new generation to grow in Christ.
How we honor fear’s presence and consider its purpose can shift its role in our lives, writes the director of the Thriving Congregations Coordination Program at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
The cemetery at Siloam Hope First Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth, New Jersey, where Wanda Lundy is pastor. Photo by Alexis Llewellyn
The last year has been a reminder that death is part of the process that moves us toward new life, writes an assistant professor, mentoring program leader and pastor.
Trusted individuals and institutions can challenge us by making abstract questions concrete and then expecting us to answer them, writes a managing director of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.
Members of the Proud Boys march during a protest Dec. 12, 2020, in Washington, D.C. Photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images
A pastor whose church in Washington, D.C., was vandalized by white supremacists urges his fellow Christians to avoid feel-good responses and instead act in community to disrupt systems of oppression.
The tradition of hospitality informs a theology of abundance and a deep understanding of the Trinity for Filipinos, writes a Filipino/a/x American scholar.
The Table of Hope mobile food pantry is part of the ministry that Bethel Church of Morristown, New Jersey, expanded after a 2011 flood that nearly destroyed its building. Photos courtesy of Bethel Church
When volunteers and donors helped repair massive flood damage to its building, the pastor and congregation paid back the community by creating an ambitious food ministry.
The Rev. Dr. Wanda Lundy, pastor of Siloam Hope First Presbyterian Church in Elizabeth, New Jersey, walks in the church graveyard that inspired the 313 Project. Photos by Alexis Llewellyn
A merged congregation bonds over a project to honor the freed and enslaved Africans buried in its cemetery
A historic, predominantly Black congregation in New Jersey seeks to learn the names and stories of more than 300 unidentified souls buried in unmarked graves.
The Rev. Joe Tedesco is the superior of Mepkin Abbey, where the monks are trying a new experiment in teaching both farming methods and monastic discipline through a 10-month-long internship. Photos by Alice Keeney
A South Carolina abbey tills new monastic ground while also growing farmers.