While congregational life for many has been altered in the last two years by COVID-19, the latest iteration of the National Congregations Study shows that changes were already underway in faith communities.
Toxic theology and politics deepen conflict in places like Ireland, the Middle East and the United States. But following the example of Jesus helps people in conflict zones understand each other and move beyond the past, writes a Methodist minister who founded the nonprofit Rethinking Conflict.
Many congregations are eager to assist in resettlement efforts. Experts offer guidance on how to do it well by respecting new arrivals and remembering: volunteering is not about you.
When a Muslim group needed a place for youth religious education, it began meeting at a synagogue. This arrangement led to friendship and learning -- and activism.
The rabbi of the Tree of Life congregation and the pastor of Mother Emanuel AME talk about their relationship, their shared spiritual heritage and what lies ahead.
As our nation continues to reckon with racism, it's time to face other injustices, too, including hostility and attacks on religious minorities, writes a visiting professor at the Wake Forest University School of Divinity.
Partisan divides may mark politics in Washington, D.C., but faith-based lobbyists there find ways to work together for the greater good.
They focus on different aspects, but both religious traditions promote practices of gratitude and thanksgiving, says a scholar of Islamic and interreligious studies at the University of Edinburgh.
Scholars reflecting on Muslim and Christian traditions of gratitude receive a meal -- and a lesson in thanksgiving -- from an organization that offers jobs and community to refugees.
Can people debate issues such as abortion, gun control and police brutality without anger and division? The five clergy who make up Tallahassee’s “God Squad” say it’s possible because of the friendship and faith at the core of their long-running civic experiment.