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Building Interfaith Bonds

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New seminary-based programs challenge Jews, Christians and Muslims to go beyond polite interfaith conversations to deal with prejudices and fears.

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From Accessibility to Inclusion

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Congregations have made great strides in making houses of worship more accessible to people with disabilities. Now they must move toward including them as equal members in the life of the church.

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Energy Efficiency Sends Message of Stewardship

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From bike racks to gardens, congregations can give testimony to their green values.

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Managing Conflict Constructively

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Left to fester, conflict can lead church members to leave, finances to plummet, faith to be forever lost. It doesn’t have to be this way.

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Accessibility in Worship: Welcoming Everyone

Research from the National Organization of Disability suggests that people with disabilities are very likely to say their faith is important to them, but are more likely to not attend... read more >

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Working Well with Architects

Challenges are inherent to any architectural project but these barriers can be minimized with good planning, open lines of communication, and an ongoing awareness of the true goals of the... read more >

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Best-Practice Advice for Expansions, Renovations and Construction

The Center for Congregations, an Indianapolis-based organization that supports congregations by helping them find the best resources available to address their needs, offers advice, workshops, speakers, resources and events related... read more >

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Saving Energy at Church

When the Indianapolis Center for Congregations sponsored an energy audit in places of worship, the congregations that participated were surprised by the results. One church learned that their two-boiler heating... read more >

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What to know about Maintaining and renovating your church building

The Center for Congregations, an organization that helps faith communities by providing resources to address their challenges and opportunities, hosted an educational event for church leaders to discuss building project strategies... read more >

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Accessible Faith: A Guide

Houses of worship serve as both centers of worship and centers of community life. Many were built before the issue of accessibility rose to national consciousness, resulting in structures with... read more >

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Watchfulness, Vision and The Future

It's a good word for the church. In his instructions to the church at Colossae, Paul asks his readers to be watchful....

Poll Out on Prayers of the Non-Religious

For many non-believers, it is an instinctive response to a crisis: “Please, God.” So perhaps it should not be...

Sermons for President's Day from Indiana University

War of 1812 in the collections of the Lilly Library at Indiana University:   Before the War, The War - 1812...

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