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Resources for Creating a Place of Welcome

In January 2011, the Indianapolis Center for Congregations hosted a workshop by Dr. Gary McIntosh, professor of Christian ministry and leadership at the Talbot School of Theology and editor of... read more >

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Family Life Centers and Congregations

Many congregations imagine a near future when, after building a “family life center,” the congregation is successfully hosting community events and attracting new members. Those dreams often don’t materialize, and... read more >

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Resources for the Missional Church

The term “missional church” was coined in 1998 to refer to the challenge and opportunity presented by the late 20th-century disestablishment of religion in the West, and the realization that... read more >

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Preaching and Teaching About Homosexuality in the African American Church

The African American Lectionary project provides a variety of resources to enhance ministry to the African American community. One is The Dialogue Corner, an opportunity for preachers and teachers to... read more >

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Morality and Gun Violence

So-called “straw purchasers” are people who legally buy guns with the intention of reselling them on the street to people who cannot legally purchase firearms.  An ecumenical clergy movement in... read more >

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Libya and the Moral Language of War

Contrary to the notion that U.S. military action must be predicated on American strategic interests, President Barack Obama has said that the United States’ only motive for intervening in the... read more >

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Remembrance and Healing for War Veterans

The idea of pilgrimage is common to many faith traditions and central to the human experience; we yearn for something more and to be on a journey with someone else,... read more >

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The Role of the Church in Domestic Violence

Faith communities have a unique opportunity to either help or hurt families suffering domestic violence. Hurt comes in the form of clergy siding with the abusive spouse, usually male, to... read more >

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The Local Battle Over Religious Rights to Land Use

The battle over building a mosque near the New York City site of the destroyed Twin Towers highlights a growing nationwide battle over the legal right of religious communities to... read more >

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What Brings You Happiness?

At Harvard Business Review, why the pursuit of money isn't bringing you joy -- and what will. [Read more]. "If there...

Communion Wafers: The Fine Art of Faith and Breadmaking

"The Order of the Brothers of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel, or simply Carmelites, is a Roman Catholic...

Indiana Media Expands with Lily Foundation Help

WFYI Public Media and the eight other Indiana Public Broadcasting stations that make up IPB News will soon be hiring...

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