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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.


Bringing Clergy Expertise to Community Leadership

Engagement in local leadership can help clergy fulfill their biblical mandate to bring the ethical dimension to community decisions, to comfort people in times of crisis, and to steward and... read more >


Helping Diversity Grow in American Congregations

While only 7 percent of U.S. congregations are multiracial, continuing waves of immigration are changing U.S. demographics, a fact that raises new challenges for faith communities and their leaders.  Welcoming... read more >


Leadership is Often Seeing Opportunity in Crisis

In the fall of 1793 Philadelphia was in the throes of a Yellow Fever epidemic that ultimately killed 5,000 residents. Richard Allen, minister, educator, and founder of the African Methodist... read more >


How Mission Trips Are Maturing

For the last 20 years, many churches have sent members overseas on short-term projects that met the interests of Americans to get first-hand experience in mission work. Today individuals, churches,... read more >


Focusing the Mission

The Mount Pisgah Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, has a long history of international mission work and ministry support. In recent years, they have been working at becoming more focused and... read more >


Renewal Through A Ministry of Relationships

The Presbyterian Church’s Philadelphia Presbytery has been adapting the Book of Order to create new openness to ways of being the church. The model is no longer “how do churches... read more >


Thoughts on Post-Colonial Mission Partnerships with Africa - Video

In an interview conducted during his visit to Duke Divinity School in December, 2008, AME Bishop Paul J. M. Kawimbe offered his thoughts on a post-colonial model for global missions.... read more >


Empowering Local Communities

In an interview with John M. Perkins, founder of the Christian Community Development Association and the John M. Perkins Foundation for Reconciliation and Development in Jackson, Mississippi, Mr. Perkins discusses... read more >


The Role of Institutions in Mediating Salvation

In contemporary society, people experience a sense of ambivalence about institutions. Recognizing the good institutions do, some people pray that God will save and preserve institutions. Other people, realizing how... read more >





Holy Week Inspiration

In a few weeks, Christians around the world celebrate Holy Week and Easter, commemorating the final days of Jesus...

Encouraging Youth Away From Marijuana

   The legislative wars over marijuana are mostly trending in favor of those who support legalization. More...

Leadership La Porte County Hosts its 2nd Annual “Volunteer Expo” on April 19

Leadership La Porte County, Inc. was formed in 1984, with support from the Lilly Foundation, to encourage engaged...

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