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Bonding Communities or Building Bridges to Secular Society

Faith community civic participation can bond groups together and/or bridge between groups. Bonding participation tends to keep individuals within the groups to which they are primarily attached. Bridging participation tends to build connections between groups. In this article, written as a chapter for the 2002 book, The Quiet Hand of God: Faith-based Activism and the Public Role of Mainline Protestantism, National Congregations Study researchers Mark Chaves, Helen M. Giesel, and William Tsitsos examine the differences in the ways various U.S. Christian congregations engage in civic bridging activities.

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$2 Miilion for Community Foundation of Southern Indiana

The Community Foundation of Southern Indiana has received a grant of $2 million as part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s...

Answering A Call For Help

Anyone who belongs to a large, extended family network that includes people living in poverty knows about that phone...

Children Worship Bibliography

The Calvin Institute of Christian Worship has compiled an extensive selected bibliography of books about children and...

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