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Participants in programs at the Boston Faith & Justice Network are empowered to take concrete action, such as tending fields, to transform communities. Photos courtesy of BFJN

A justice network equips participants to live simply, give generously

Through various programs on economic discipleship, the Boston Faith & Justice Network is inspiring Christians to put biblical values into practice, including rethinking how they’re spending their time and money.

The young adults who work at Village Wrench do not need to have experience fixing bikes. They just need to have a passion for helping the community. Photos courtesy of Village Wrench

A faith-driven bike shop teaches repair skills and helps provide bicycles to its neighbors

Village Wrench in West Greenville, South Carolina, helps meet tangible needs such as bike repair and transportation. But it also offers youth development and a community gathering place.

Alexandria Andrews and the Rev. Dr. Argrow “Kit” Evans-Ford examine freshly cut bars of soap. The natural soaps are one of the bath and body products made at Argrow's House and sold to support the ministry. Photos by Greg Boll/Greg Boll Photography

A Christian social enterprise offers healing to survivors of violence and abuse

Inspired by her own experience and that of her grandmother, the Rev. Dr. Argrow “Kit” Evans-Ford has established a safe space for women and a bath products business to help support it.

A middle-school student plays the drums during a New City Kids benefit concert. Photos courtesy of New City Kids

Measurement, documentation, reflection and adjustment are hallmarks of an after-school program

A Christian program called New City Kids uses tutoring, music, leadership training and spiritual formation to help children in three cities transform their lives. It has been remarkably successful: 100 percent of its graduating seniors have gone to college.

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