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Nothing is More Important- Call to Community

Nothing is More Important- Call to Community

"No challenge before us is more important — and more potentially life-giving — than that we come to see and know our fellow citizens, our neighbors, who have become strangers. Journalist Anand Giridharadas and Whitney Kimball Coe of the Rural Assembly have two very different histories and places in our life together. But they are both stitching relationship across the ruptures that have made politics thin veneers over human dramas of power and frailty, fear and hope. We spoke at the Obama Foundation’s inaugural summit in Chicago."
 

Fifty Years Later, Religious Progressives Launch a New Poor People’s Campaign

Fifty Years Later, Religious Progressives Launch a New Poor People’s Campaign

In 2004, a group of Union students founded a center at Union called the Poverty Initiative, which relaunched as the Kairos Center in 2014 with a large gift from the Ford Foundation. Their mission, said the Kairos Center’s co-founder and current co-director, the Rev. Liz Theoharis, is “to support and help grow grassroots movements, particularly drawing on religion and on a human rights framework.”

ATS finds success with video conferences for peer learning

ATS finds success with video conferences for peer learning

“It gave me an opportunity to interact with each project—something I wouldn’t have been able to do in the same way at a big group event,” said Stephen Graham.

Recipe for Church Inclusion

Recipe for Church Inclusion

Dates & Time: 
Jan 30, 2018
Three Ingredients That Will Guarantee a Place of Belonging with Persons of Varied Abilities. This seminar, sponsored by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, is a pre-event available to those registering for the 2018 Association of Presbyterian Church Educators annual conference.
 
Location: 
Galt House Hotel, 140 North Fourth St. Louisville, KY

Can a Robot Join A Faith?

Can a Robot Join A Faith?

Making Sophia a citizen, some commentators noted, effectively gave her more rights than most Saudi women. It was also an insult to the kingdom’s minority groups, especially to migrant laborers, who have been denied citizenship for generations. An article in Newsweek suggested that Sophia, as a non-Muslim, was not even technically eligible. This claim, it turns out, is not quite accurate: there is no explicit mention of religion in the country’s immigration regulations, though officials may factor it in at their discretion.

Time to Meet Your Shadow Side, On Being

Time to Meet Your Shadow Side, On Being

“Are you willing to look at the shadow-side of you? The part of you that doesn’t want you to do all that you aspire to do? Are you willing to see, listen to and look directly at anything in you that is wanting to hold you back? And, what might be the greatest potential gift in doing that?” - Interview at On Being.

Longing for Home at Advent from Faith & Leadership

Longing for Home at Advent from Faith & Leadership

Longing for home is deeply embedded in the human psyche. It is an innate hunger, buried deeper even than our memories or imaginings. It is a yearning for the best of what has been and the anticipation of what can be. We hunger for the home we remember and long for the home of which we dream.
 

Is Drinking Bad?

Is Drinking Bad?

Wine was invented 6,000 years before the birth of Christ, but it was monks who largely preserved viniculture in Europe. Religious orders such as the Benedictines and Jesuits became expert winemakers. They stopped only because their lands were confiscated in the 18th and 19th centuries by anti-Catholic governments such as the French Revolution’s Constituent Assembly and Germany’s Second Reich.

Fortification: Spiritual Sustenance for Movement Leadership

Fortification: Spiritual Sustenance for Movement Leadership

Fortification Season two is finally here! Alongside our partners Standing on the Side of Love, we kicked off the premiere of a new season of our podcast with a #FortifyTheMvmt Twitter chat. We asked faith leaders what spiritual fortification means to them. Missed it? Catch the full conversation here.
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Visual Poem: Divine innovation in the face of limitation

Visual Poem

This visual poem features Ella Russell, the creator and owner of E-­dub-­a-­licious Treats in Houston, Texas.on Faith and Leadership in Lesson 1: Divine innovation in the face of limitation focused on John 6:1-15 and Luke 21:1-4

This visual poem features Joshua Bingaman, the creator and owner of Helm Boots in Austin, Texas.on Faith and Leadership in Lesson 2: Divine innovation in the face of lamentation focused on Genesis 16.

This poem features Jillian Simmons, a Houston radio personality, motivational speaker and philanthropist dedicated to investing in the emerging generation of her city. Jillian experienced a neglected childhood without the privilege of strong adult or female role models.on Faith and Leadership in Lesson 3: Divine innovation in the face of harm focused on Romans 12: 3-8.

This visual poem features Anthony Suber, a sculptor based in Houston, Texas. Anthony uses found objects, wood and metal to tell a new story about the materials and his own life. Through his art, Anthony illustrates that mess and imperfection are something to embrace rather than avoid..on Faith and Leadership in Lesson 4: Divine innovation in the face of mess focused on 2 Corinthians 4:1-15.

 

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