Poverty abolition is about political will and policy choices, and churches can play a crucial role in shifting both, says a leading researcher and author.
In this two-part series, United Methodist Church Bishop Kenneth H. Carter, Jr. and the Rev. Audrey Warren reflect on First Churches -- those anchor congregations in American downtowns. How can these institutions, which may be rich in tradition but strapped for cash, adapt to a changing society?
Nearly 50 years ago, the authors of “What’s Ahead for Old First Church” examined the strengths and weaknesses of these anchor institutions. The lessons are surprisingly relevant today.
In this excerpt from his recent book, a writer and spiritual director describes the transformative power of sacred stories and why they are important to our individual and shared lives.
Beyond friends, more than community, they will know us by our love for one another. A writer reflects on the bonds that bring people together, whether in youth groups, hospital rooms or birthday parties.
The brain, the heart and the soul: How three Catholic churches are merging to create a new type of parish
Three congregations have avoided some of the disruption of a reorganization in Chicago by leaning into their individual identities while forming a new whole.
A Pennsylvania-based interfaith organization pulls together people from hundreds of congregations to advocate for a safer and more just world.
A program in North Carolina is teaching faith leaders to tell the stories of food needs in their communities as they help build a movement toward systemic change.
In this excerpt from her book about her ministry of sidewalk prayer and holy conversations, a New York priest writes about creating space for people to share their spiritual selves.
Effective youth programs require training, a sense of mission and a willingness to adapt, one vacation Bible school expert says.