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The Diversity Of Your Faith Community

How can you learn about your community's diverse faith communities and expressions? In New York City, a project called "A Journey Through NYC Religions" simply interviews members of the Big Apple's... read more >

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How to Better Include People with Disabilities

Statistically, if your church has more than 150 people, you have members who fall on the Autism Spectrum, including Asperger Syndrome. Because one of the most debilitating aspects of a... read more >

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Ethics and Retirement Obligations in Bankrupt Detroit

When a business goes bankrupt, even its retired employees, who had no role in that bankruptcy, will pay a price in reduced or eliminated retirement payments. That's because they are... read more >

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Details, Details: Why a Worship Service's In-between Words Matter

A worship leader, says Heidi De Jonge, pastor of Westside Fellowship Christian Reformed Church in Kingston, Ontario, is like a tour guide. A good tour guide leads and instructs, makes... read more >

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How to Survive After a Crisis

How do disaster survivors survive disasters? The Philippines has experienced many disasters, like typhoon Hayaan that produced record-breaking surges and killed over 6,000 people in the city of Palo. In... read more >

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Faith Communities Respond to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

By the beginning of 2014, almost 2.5 million Syrians had fled the ongoing civil war in their home country, many to neighboring Jordan, where the influx has produced economic and... read more >

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Empower Those in Need to Minister to One Another

If it can be said that the economic downturn has a bright side, without sounding too distant from the distress many are experiencing, that claim might fit events at Boston's... read more >

Ahead of the Trend explores why people volunteer

Ahead of the Trend explores why people volunteer

What leads religious individuals to volunteer at a community food bank, or to care for the sick or to build houses and schools for neighbors in their community and across the world? The answer is complex, with personal faith, worship attendance and social networks all playing a role, according to new research.

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Building Peace out of the Rubble of War

The Coventry Cathedral in England was built at the site of a Benedictine monastery founded in the 11th century by Lady Godiva and her husband Leofric. Built in the 1300s... read more >

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Successful Congregations Build on Their Strengths

When Father Robert Meyer became rector of the 125-year-old Saints Peter and Paul parish in Hoboken, N.J., members of the church began to ask him for legal advice. That's because... read more >

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Volunteer Shortage Affects Church Food Programs

Joe and Judy Nesbit spent Tuesday afternoon taking stock of hundreds of food items filling the shelves of the Seventh-...

Lilly Gives $10 million for Duke's Lilly Library Renovation

"Our [Lilly] family's commitment to restore and expand Duke's library that bears the Lilly name comes from our hearts...

Strengthening Indianapolis Through Arts and Cultural Innovation

The Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. announced the project Wednesday as one of nearly $49 million in grants for...

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