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The Rev. Alvin Edwards (left) visits with  the Rev. Alvin Horton, pastor of First United Methodist Church, during a meeting of the Charlottesville Clergy Collective. 
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Alvin Edwards: To make an impact, the religious community must work together

When crisis hit Charlottesville last summer, local clergy were prepared to help lead, thanks in part to newly rebuilt relationships and trust, says the leader of the Charlottesville Clergy Collective.

Flint Water Tower

The Flint water crisis began about three years ago, and it will be years more before all public water lines are replaced. iStock / Linda Parton

Nathan Kirkpatrick: Sustaining attention after a crisis, when fatigue sets in

Christian leaders must press their communities to address needs long after a health emergency, a natural disaster, a mass shooting -- even when others have moved on, writes a managing director at Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.

Statue at St. Mary's College
The Walking Woman is a symbol of "emboldened women striding into the future with faith, courage and conviction," according to the college's website. Photo courtesy of College of St. Mary

Maryanne Stevens: Focus on what's core to your mission

College of St. Mary, a once-struggling Catholic women’s college, has found new life by refocusing on its mission, translating it to today and finding new niches of women to serve -- single moms, immigrants and others -- says the school president.