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Good Works, in Athens, Ohio, welcomes people into community and invites them to be transformed. Photo courtesy of Good Works

Keith Wasserman and Christine D. Pohl: How hospitality and faithful discipleship make for good work

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.

Group of young people from Iskali

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

'It must be you.' A nonprofit helps Latino Catholic young adults grow in faith and build community

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.

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

A devastating storm becomes a turning point for a historic African Methodist Episcopal 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.

Wanda Lundy

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

The fruit (and vegetables) of the Spirit

A South Carolina abbey tills new monastic ground while also growing farmers.

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