Launched 10 years ago by the Christian band Jars of Clay, Blood:Water Mission draws on the power of artists -- musicians, writers, actors and visual artists -- to move people to creative social change.
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A Christian leader reflects on what it took to create a satellite seminary campus in Charlotte, N.C.: planning, strategy – and prayer.
Christian social entrepreneurs foster change in their communities while creating sustainable organizations. Faith & Leadership offers articles on social entrepreneurship to help Christian leaders apply it to their mission.
Danielle Fanfair, Robert Hodge and Marlon Hall stand in front of one of the panels that form the public art project “Amnesia Therapy: Remembering the Future.” Photo courtesy of the Awakenings Movement
Christian leader Marlon Hall and members of his Awakenings Movement have created a public art project called “Amnesia Therapy,” which is designed to help people in downtrodden neighborhoods remember their past.
Although it is commonplace today for Christians to create organizations that tackle social problems, that approach was an innovation in the American Protestant church, says one of the nation’s top church historians.
Better World Books seeks to combat illiteracy, to reduce trash sent to landfills and to make money. This three-fold strategy is a new model for social enterprises, says the company’s chief financial officer.
Gloria Scott waves the keys to her new Mercury Sable after receiving the car from Wheels4Hope. Photo by Alex Maness
Wheels4Hope repairs donated cars and places them with people who need basic transportation. Once a small outreach ministry, the nonprofit is now a $1 million-a-year organization with major corporate sponsors.
Leadership Education at Duke Divinity teaches a way of thinking that holds the past and future in tension, not in opposition.
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