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St Joseph's Hospital in Syracuse, New York, circa 1870. Photos courtesy of Saint Marianne Cope Archives
St. Marianne Cope, driven by her faith to provide medical care to the most vulnerable, also played a key role in creating hygiene standards.
Like everything else, this election season is being complicated by the pandemic. But the traditional role Black churches have played in encouraging voter turnout can continue, building on some of what has been learned in the last six months, says a pastor.
The Rev. Barry Randolph stands outside of Church of the Messiah in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Rebecca Cook
Under the Rev. Barry Randolph, a thriving Detroit church has brought a young community together to improve their lives with their own ideas.
The long-term financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic remains to be seen, but the struggles will be as diverse as the schools themselves, says the executive director of The Association of Theological Schools.
Childcare providers teach arts and crafts to children during El Refugio's Summer Fest in 2019. The 2020 version has moved online. Photos courtesy of El Refugio
A church-based resource center -- “The Refuge” in English -- works with local institutions to help immigrants build new lives in rural North Carolina. During the pandemic, that work has become even more vital.