The head of the Ford Foundation discusses his philosophy of philanthropy, proximity and social justice, including the role faith communities and their leaders should play.
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Congregants chat during a worship service at Arlington Presbyterian Church in Arlington, Virginia. Photos by Mike Morones
After a period of discernment and community engagement, a congregation takes a risk and finds its way back home.
John Gasangwa founded Arise Rwanda Ministries, which is focused on improving life for people in the coffee-growing region of Rwanda. Photos by Bruce Buursma
John Gasangwa, an entrepreneur who grew up in a refugee camp, uses his business training to create jobs in remote western Rwanda. Arise Rwanda Ministries has developed the coffee trade as well as educational and microlending opportunities for people living in the region.
Dancers perform at a Thanksgiving gathering in which Greensboro, North Carolina, residents from different countries and cultures shared a meal. Photos by York Wilson
How do you build trust between a community and its immigrants? Nonprofit uses four steps to turn strangers into neighbors
The Stranger to Neighbor model is at the heart of FaithAction International House’s work building community by helping U.S.-born residents connect with recently arrived immigrants.
To fill the perceived gap between science and religion, a sociologist offers the bridge of magic, metaphysics and nature.
Resolutions aren’t just for individuals. How might your community grow if it learns from what used to be and leans into what might be?
The Rev. Sabrina Gray is director of the Planning Ahead end-of-life ministry and the Rev. Dr. Gloria White-Hammond is co-pastor of Bethel AME Church in Boston. Photos by Angela Rowlings
Bethel AME Church in Boston helps members plan for the end of their lives with a three-part program that is practical and spiritual. The ministry is in keeping with the church’s focus on health and wellness.
We published more than 120 original stories in 2019, from articles by journalists to essays by pastors and scholars to interviews with thinkers and activists. Here are 10 standouts we hope you’ll find inspiring and thought provoking.
Some of the M4M, or Ministers for Manufacturing, leaders visit the shop class at a former flagship location in Chicago. Image courtesy of UMA
When faith leaders come together around manufacturing, they can change the perception of what it means to be a maker, says the executive director of the Urban Manufacturing Alliance.
Artists Caleb Clark, Christopher Holt and Jill Hooper compare a tracing of preliminary drawings to the final composition of the fresco at Haywood Street Congregation. Holt is an artist trained in making frescoes; Clark and Hooper assisted him in the two-year-long project. Photos by John Warner/Warner Photography
A church dedicated to radical hospitality and welcome creates a fresco that permanently enshrines those values and the faces of those it serves.
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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